Chantelle de Abreu, a Past Pupil of St Dominic’s College, Welkom, was selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged 18-29, in the Commonwealth, who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives. Chantelle received her award from Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
Chantelle was chosen in recognition of her dedication to helping marginalised young people pursue their education and have access to mental well-being services while they pursue their careers in sport. She believes that this award will help her become an effective leader within her organisation as well as the community that she works in
She was also honoured by being named amongst Mzansi’s Top 100 in 2017.
This experience has left Chantelle inspired and wanting to encourage all people, young and old, to pursue their dreams and goals.
Congratulations Chantelle the St Dominic's College family is proud of what you have achieved.