Being on a global level 22 projects in the winning list from different countries around the world
Arab Voluntary Union has announced the winners of its third edition of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation insignia for the best Voluntary Work, The Arab Voluntary Union organized Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation Insignia for Best Voluntary Work for the third year in a row in partnership with Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation under the auspices of the League of Arab States The prize launched in conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which falls on the fifth of December of each year.
the award is organized in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers Program – Egypt, the United Nations Population Fund – the Regional Office for Arab Countries and the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait.
The 22 winning projects were judged according to criteria of the insignia selected by a jury made up of qualified and experienced judges noting that some projects scored similar points hence there would be a recurrence in some areas.
Prizes were divided into six fields, education, health, economic empowerment, heritage, culture and art, water management and environment in addition to the fields of marketing and social media”
In the field of Watar Managment and environment two organizations have won for organizations, non-profit institutions category “Sadakat Charitable Organization” project from Sudan, and Foundation Comunitaria Mallnalco”from Mexico
As for individuals and voluntary teams, “Bassita” from Egypt won for Very Nile project
and Educational Endowment at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia won the prize for its project Environmental leading license for government and commercial institute category
As for the education field for organizations, non-profit institutions category Corporation casa mla”, from Colombia, won for Peace building volunteer Networks project and the winners from individuals and voluntary teams Dari Naqri Saghri from Tunisia, and Qaflatati initiative” from Morocco in its project amal fe gafila and from the government and commercial institutions category Al-Mubdeeon National Primary School” from Iraq for the “Future Programmer Under 18 Competition project.
the Candi Cultural Association, from Tunisia has won in the field of heritage, culture, and arts, for the category of organizations,
And Saleh Al Hassan Museum from Bahrain has won for individuals and volunteer teams, as for the government and commercial, “El Hefny Center for Music from Egypt is the winner of literacy and arts for people with special needs project.
In the field of economic empowerment, from the organizations the winner is Mosul Space Foundation for Entrepreneurship” from Iraq, as for individuals and volunteer teams the “Caravi” project for women development and support from Egypt and Sharjah Police General Command won from Emirates for its project Sanad for the government and commercial institutions category.
In the field of health, from organizations category the Red Crescent Society from Palestine has won for supporting families affected by the Coronavirus project and form individuals and volunteer teams the “Healthy Nutrition” initiative from Jordan, and Heartbeat Initiative from Emirates for the government and commercial institutes.
Finally, in the field of marketing and social media, from organizations and commercial institutes category two organizations have won (the volunteer platform initiative from Sudan and Bevol International Platform” from France, as for individuals and volunteer teams the Hands-on Volunteer” team from Iraq and Dr. Mostafa Elsayed Sherbiny Elsayed, from Egypt for his project Sustainable Development Newspaper, and a community initiative at the Community College of King Saud University in Saudi Arabia is the winner of government and commercial institutes category
Dr. Issa Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd International Foundation, congratulated the winners for their quality initiatives and projects that resulted in winning the insignia.
He said this competition comes within the goals of the foundation to spread the culture of volunteer work in the Arab countries in particular and the world in general and to encourage volunteers to create and develop innovative projects in the field of volunteer work. He expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Fahd for the directives in expanding the competition’s to be on the global level and to promote volunteer work among the world.
Dr. Al-Ansari highlighted the previous edition of the insignia and how the insignia acknowledge and celebrates outstanding contribution of thousands of volunteers around the world who willingly give their time and skills to the community each year and have gone above and beyond to enrich the lives of those in the communities through volunteerism and service hence the decision was made to put the insignia on the global map for its third edition.
Dr. Al-Ansari added: One of the most prominent objective of the foundation is to exchange and transfer of experiences and practices from the developed world to the rest of the countries, highlighting Arab practices in other countries promoting rapprochement of cultures and human dialogue between peoples.
The competition highlighted previously that all applicants and participants including organizations, non-profit institutions and voluntary teams must be registered with the competent authority in the country in which the voluntary activity is initiated and practiced, it is not permissible to submit more than one project from each entity, the prize monetary value should be provided to the winners directly to support their voluntary projects, submitted voluntary projects should be compatible with the sustainable development plans and standards, all voluntary activities must be licensed by the competent authorities not containing any information contrary to the recognized moral values and the laws of the state, projects can be submitted once only without changing or replacing the project information after submission and the jury has the right to exclude any project that violates the terms and conditions of arbitration.