Surrey teen among top 20

Cecilia Pang has been announced as a winner of Plan Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 award for 2015.

  • Jun. 19, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Cecilia Pang

Surrey’s Cecilia Pang has been announced as a winner of Plan Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 award for 2015, which recognizes Canada’s brightest youth who are making a meaningful impact in their communities and beyond.

An accomplished pianist, painter and writer, Pang, 16, has created a website that provides academic resources to students and fundraises to support sanitation initiatives in the Philippines and education in Nicaragua.

Pang is one of 20 youth from across Canada who were recognized for their innovation, leadership and achievement at an awards ceremony that took place last week in Toronto.

Through its Top 20 Under 20 program, Plan Canada aims to celebrate youth as the drivers of change and to empower the next generation of leaders who are creating a positive impact on the world as global citizens – reflecting Plan’s vision of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.

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