– A 16-year-old Nigerian Amanda Amaeshi is celebrated as the winner for the Glasgow Times young Scotswoman of the year award 2020
– In response to the honour, Amanda Amaeshi said she hopes her award inspires other young people to always do good
– Amanda is not only an advocate, she is also an award-winning writer and her recognition spans to the UK
A Nigerian-Scottish teenager, Amanda Amaeshi, has won the 2020 Glasgow Times young Scotswoman of the year.
The Glasgow Times editor, Callum Baird, made the announcement in a ceremony that was held in collaboration with the St Enoch Centre.
The editor described the Nigerian girl as one that is of immense inspiration, saying the board is glad to have her as its winner.
According to him, the 16-year-old girl has over the years created a track record of speaking strongly against racism and injustices in whatever guise.
Amanda stated that she hopes the award will inspire those of the minority to seek change in their society, adding that the award has made her a role model to many other young people with dreams.
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The Nigerian girl said she believes if everyone comes together to fight injustice, it can be stamped out entirely.
Anne Ledgerwood, the director of Enoch centre and also the award judge, added that Amanda has a strong passion for standing up for things that are really important in society.
The teenager lives in Dunfermline in Scotland. The Cable reports that she is one of the 18-girl guiding youth advocates in the UK and is also a versed writer who has won an award.