The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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Recent Points of Light winners

Rob Mather receiving his award from HRH Duke of Cambridge UK Flag

United Kingdom

16 April 2018

Rob Mather (Commonwealth Point of Light 53)

Distributing over 70 million malaria nets

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Musu Bakoto Sawo The Gambia flag

The Gambia

13 April 2018

Musu Bakoto Sawo (Commonwealth Point of Light 52)

Advocating against Female Genital Mutilation

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Belize flag


12 April 2018

Elsia Pop (Commonwealth Point of Light 51)

Preserving Mayan cultural heritage

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Joey Joleen Mataele Tonga flag


11 April 2018

Joey Joleen Mataele (Commonwealth Point of Light 50)

Celebrating and raising awareness of the Tongan Leitis community

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Mary Balikungeri Rwanda flag


10 April 2018

Mary Balikungeri (Commonwealth Point of Light 49)

Supporting thousands of victims of gender-based violence

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Dr Madhusudhan Shanmugam Malaysia flag


9 April 2018

Madhusudhan Shanmugam (Commonwealth Point of Light 48)

Providing free medical care to disadvantaged people through his 'Teddy Mobile Clinic'

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