A press release from the British High Commission in Malawi says Nkosi has been awarded for emerging as the best youth with significant impact to his local community.

Nkosi was presented with a personalized certificate signed by the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth in Lilongwe during a meeting between the British High Commissioner and a group of volunteers doing inspiring work in communities across Malawi.

He came top out of 175 young people with various skills and talents to become the first ever Point of Light recipient in the country.

The Points of Light awards recognize outstanding volunteers every day of the week -people whose service is making a difference in their communities and whose story can inspire others to create innovative solutions to social challenges in their own communities and beyond.

Nkosi came into the limelight following a feature story by Malawi News Agency (Mana) in October 2017 detailing his science and innovation of coming up with the hydroelectric power plant which serves over 2000 people in his area for free. Link to the original story can be found below:

http://www.manaonline.gov.mw/index.php/component/k2/item/1742-corled-nkosi-self-made-engineer-behind-kasangazi-hydro-electrical-power-plant

The story generated huge interest in that the British High Commissioner, Holly Tett toured Nkosi's power plant to appreciate his innovation in December, 2017.

"I have really been impressed by Corled's ingenuity and drive to achieve a better life for himself, his family and community by providing electricity.
- Leonard Masauli, Malawi News Agency.