The Milton Chamber of Commerce has a long standing tradition of recognizing the best in Milton with their annual Community Awards Celebration. In the last issue of the Milton Villager we recognized many of the awards recipients but due to space constraints could not include all of them.

Zainab Azim, was the 2022 Citizen of the Year award recipient. Zainab Azim, the youngest ever “future astronaut” has made it her goal to inspire more girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Zainab is the founder of Global Initiative & Vision for Education (GIVE) which promotes STEM and access to education. The United Nations Space4Women network selected Zainab as a mentor and UNOOSA selected Zainab as the Youngest Role Model for Gender Equality and STEM. Zainab inspires young girls to be actively involved in space sciences and collaborates with members of this network to connect young women with mentors through various forums. Zainab’s work is an inspiration at both a local and international level

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