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Student recognised for work in community

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A final-year architectural student at the University of Technology in Lae has been awarded the Commonwealth Youth for Excellence in Development Work.
Raylance Mesa, from East New Britian and Morobe, was announced the winner of the award earlier this year but received the accolade yesterday.
The award is given to youths in Commonwealth countries in the Pacific region for their outstanding efforts in the development of local communities.
Mesa said the award was given to her after the National Youth Authority nominated her for the work she has been doing in the community over the years.
“These community services that I do are also in relation to the Sustainable Development Goal 13 which talks about climate change and other things like education, hunger and poverty.”
Mesa said she also touched on the importance of education when visiting schools in Morobe and adult literacy to re-emphasise the importance of education.
The services that she did also addressed problems relating to hunger and poverty – how to preserve local food.
Mesa helped in the designing of some school buildings at Taimi Island Primary School in Finschhafen, Morobe.

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