Green Plaque Awards Scheme
Green Plaque Award for Alice Young
Plaque to honour Alice Young
The next Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque to be installed will be in honour of missionary and teacher, Alice Young
Alice Young was born in Enderby in 1867. She became a missionary with the London Missionary Society and at the age of 26, she travelled to Botswana to teach reading, writing and arithmetic to the children of the Bangwato tribe.
Alice’s skill as a teacher was rewarded when the Chief of the Bangwato tribe, King Khama III, handed her the keys to the new school and asked her to take charge.
In 1895, King Khama travelled to Britain to ask Queen Victoria for her support in protecting his country from colonialists who were stripping it of its wealth. While in England, King Khama fulfilled his promise to Alice Young by visiting her family in Enderby.
Alice remained in Botswana until her death in 1933.
Nominated by Enderby Parish Council
Our picture gallery displays photos of the Green Plaque unveiling events so far.
|Is there a person or a place you think deserves to be honoured with a Green Plaque Award? Nominations for the next round of Green Plaque Awards open in December 2014. You will be able to nominate online, in writing or at your local library. We’ll keep you posted on this page.|
The first six Awards
Alice Young is one of the first six chosen by you to be honoured with a Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque.
The first six are:
So what happens now?
We have started work on the next Green Plaque to be unveiled and will keep you up to date on this page.
Don’t forget nominations for the next round open in December.
You will be able to fill in a form online or at your local library.
Page Last Updated: 15 October 2014