A TOTAL of 106 young people from schools and colleges in Ealing received their Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at a live event at Ealing Town Hall.

Award winners aged 11-25 from Ealing were recognised for their contributions to the school/college community.

They received medallions and framed certificates, along with a £250 grant to spend to benefit their school or youth group.

Ealing borough has received funding of more than £8m from the charitable foundation since funding first started.

Winners include Chloe Fiku, 14, who attends Ealing Fields High School.

She was honoured for being a great role model and for being involved in extra-curricular activities.

She has been part of Amnesty International, where she led a project to support individuals who have had their human rights taken away. Chloe also volunteers at a charity shop on Saturdays.

She said: “I feel inspired to continue my academic progress, in addition to developing skills and qualities to help me in my life.’

She will spend her £250 grant on camping equipment for the school.

Other winners were: Yeva Lena Kebabdjian, 16, who attends Centre for Armenian Information & Advice, Omar Mahrous, 17, of Northolt High School, Alavi Miah, 11, of William Perkin CofE School, and Darius Barnoschi, 16, of Northolt High.

Sir Jack Petchey set up his Foundation in 1999, to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society.