Voluntary Work Award winners announced

Manama: Fifteen Arab personalities have been declared winners of the 7th edition of the Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work.

The 2017 laureates will be honoured during a prize-distribution ceremony which will be held on September 13-15 at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, as part of festivities marking the Arab Day for Voluntary Work.

The scroll of honour includes UAE Community Development Minister Najla bint Mohammed Al-Our; International Islamic Charitable Organisation President Dr. Abdulla Maatoug Al-Maatoug, also Amiri Court Advisor and UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor (Kuwait); Suhail Bahwan Holding Group Chairman and Head of Suhail Bahwan Charitable Foundation Shaikh Suhail Salim Bahwan (Oman); National Elderly Committee Vice Chairman and Bahrain Charity Society Secretary-General Dr. Hassan Ibrahim Kamal (Bahrain); Heba Helal Al-Suwaidi, Founder and board of trustees’ chairperson of Ahl Misr Charitable Foundation (Egypt); Mohammed Ali Al-Halimi, businessman (Yemen); Dr. Abdulla Saef, teacher at the College of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences, director of the Center for Sociological Studies, Social Development Institute director and former National Education Minister (Morocco).

The list also includes Waheed bin Al-Tayeb Al-Obaidi, Tunisia Scouts Commander-in-Chief (Tunisia); Mona Hassan Mohammed (Somalia); Soumaya Ahmed Al-Qarmi, Watan Al-Eid Russ For Women’s Development, member of the National Dialogue Comference (Yemen); Tawfiq Rashid Sultan, leading social personality (Lebanon); Hesham Fayez Al-Sharari, former youth minister (Jordan); Amati bint Hamadi, Nouakchott Urban Group Chairperson and former Manpower Minister (Mauritania); Dr.Talal Tawfiq Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International (Jordan); Bashir Sadiq Jamua, businessman (Sudan).

The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) is the strategic sponsor of the Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work. Main sponsors are Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), BAS, Al-Baraka Bank, VIVA, Gulf Air. The Media sponsors are Akhbar Al-Khaleej, Al-Bilad and Al-Ayyam.

The winners were chosen in cooperation with the Arab Voluntary Work Union and Arab League NGOs Directorate, said Organising Committee Chairman Hassan Bouhaza’a, also Good Word Society Chairperson and Head of the Arab Voluntary Work Union.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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