Kayla Bosire, a Kenyan female student, has been named the winner of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
In a statement released on Tuesday, September 28, by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), Bosire was named the winner of the senior writers’ category of the 2021 essay competition.
Bosire was among thousands of students who participated in the world’s oldest writing competition.
"Congratulations to the Winners & Runners-up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021: Senior Winner Kayla Bosire from Kenya, Junior Winner Ethan Mufuma from Uganda, and Senior Runner-up Aditi Nair & Junior Runner-up Raisa Gulati from India."
“Thank you to all 25,648 young writers from across the commonwealth that entered The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021,” the RCS statement read in part.
The theme of the 2021 competition was Community in the Commonwealth with students writing on topics ranging from the global pandemic to issues affecting their communities.
The aim of the competition which was established in 1883 is to improve the literacy of students in commonwealth countries.
“The society has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth and we endeavour to promote literacy, expression, and creativity by celebrating excellence and imagination,” read the statement.
As the winner of the senior writer’s category, Bosire will travel to the United Kingdom for a one-week tour of its capital city - London.
“One winner and the runner-up from the senior and junior categories will win a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural events,” read the statement.
The Kenyan student together with other winners will receive their awards in London on October 28, 2021.
Since the announcement, social media users have congratulated the young writers for their accomplishments.
The Commonwealth is made up of 54 countries with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the head.