A total of 60 personalities from various professional backgrounds have been awarded for their care for the vulnerable and the poor in society, at this year’s Humanitarian Global Awards (HAG).
The people, described as change makers, include civil and public servants, educationists, scientists, philanthropists, journalists, security persons, health professionals and civil society actors.
They were specifically recognised for their advocacy on the Sustainable Development Goals, HIV/AIDS and education.
Among the awardees were Gifty Anti, journalist and philanthropist; Seth Kwame Boateng of Joy FM, Corporal Simon AgbekoEpkeabga of Regional Police Headquarters, and Mr Philip Danquah, Chief Executive Officer of St Philip Enterprise.
Twenty of the awardees came from USA, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, Benin, Nigeria, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire.
The Director of Programmes of Humanitarian Awards Global, a non-profit organisation, Wisdom Dordoe, said the event was dubbed “Humanitarian Awards for Change Makers.”
He said the Humanitarian Change Makers Award was started five years ago to honour individuals, who had sacrificed their lives, time and financial resources to improve society and support the poor and vulnerable.
MrDordoe said individuals who cared for the vulnerable in the society needed to be commended, adding that “HAG has a team of experts in the world who monitored and select people for the awards.”
He encouraged individuals to work to improve their communities and brighten the corner they worked.
“HAG will continue to look for people who are changing the lives of people and their communities and award them,” MrDordoe stated.
He commended the award winners and urged them “to soldier on with their humanitarian work.”
MrDordoe expressed gratitude to individuals and organisations which supported the programme.
A senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Reverend Professor Richard Ansah, one of the awardees, lauded HAG for the awards.
He said the award would motivate the ‘change makers’ work hard to improve society and care for the poor and vulnerable.
Dr Victor ObodaiAnang, Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Food Bank, who won the Humanitarian of the Year award, said he was excited about the award.
He encouraged organisations and individuals to work hard to improve the lives of others, especially the vulnerable.
“The award demonstrate that society is watching whatever one is doing,” he said.
The programme was attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, traditional leaders, captains of industries and the general public.
BY KINGSLEY ASARE