Former Leeds College of Art student recognised for helping acid attack victims

A FORMER Leeds College of Art student has been recognised for her work helping victims of acid attacks.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 2:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 5:46 am

Ria Sharma, who studied fashion at the college between 2011 and 2014, is the founder of an organisation called Make Love Not Scars.

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The 23-year-old received the social impact prize at a British Council awards ceremony in New Delhi that saluted the achievements of people from India who have studied in the UK.

Ria said it was “an honour and a shock” to win, adding: “I am hoping that through this platform, I will be able to further my cause and come across more like-minded people.“

Leeds College of Art’s Prof Randall Whittaker, who attended the ceremony, said: “We are incredibly proud that Ria has been recognised for her commitment to women’s rights.”