Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Award, for Excellence in Youth Work, 2000
Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat is an international development agency that works to provide young adults (aged 15-29) with skills, confidence, and avenues to initiate better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The CYP Asia Award for Excellence in Youth Work was launched in 1995 and recognizes individual initiatives for innovative work within the Asian Commonwealth countries.
In 1999-2000, Hasina received the award for having introduced community education that promotes the well-being of youth in Shillong. In addition, the award recognized her youth-related work as Team Leader and founding member of Impulse NGO Network.
By publishing youth counselling columns/queries and organising seminars on topics including youth leadership, adolescent health, and entrepreneurship development for unemployed youth, Hasina established youth programmes and community education in Shillong.