Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 Honoring Inspirational Figures from Indonesia
TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity has unveiled its 2024 honorees, recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their remarkable contributions to addressing societal challenges and fostering global harmony. The recipients include Indonesian organizations Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, world-renowned cardiac surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub from Egypt, and Chilean grassroots leader Sister Nelly Leon Correa.
Mohamed Abdelsalam, the Secretary-General of Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, expressed, “In the leadup to International Day of Human Fraternity, we have three honorees who truly exemplify the values of the Document. The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity judging committee is privileged to announce this year’s honorees who have championed values of human fraternity, acting as beacons of hope within their communities. Each of the honorees has upheld the noble vision for a more peaceful world, and we will ensure this recognition helps accelerate efforts in their respective fields.”
Named in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates, the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity acknowledges his renowned humanitarianism and dedication to helping people regardless of their background.
Scheduled for recognition during an award ceremony on February 5, 2024, at the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the honorees were selected by an independent judging committee for their exceptional efforts at both the international and grassroots levels.
Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah
Indonesia's largest Islamic organizations, boasting over 190 million members, have been honored for their substantial humanitarian and peacebuilding initiatives. Their impactful work includes the establishment of educational institutions, hospitals, and poverty alleviation projects, positively impacting the lives of countless Indonesians and vulnerable populations globally.
Sir Magdi Yacoub
Internationally acclaimed cardiac surgeon, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, is recognized for his outstanding contributions to providing life-saving medical care, especially to vulnerable populations. Founder of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation in Egypt and the Chain of Hope charitable organization in the UK, Dr. Yacoub's pioneering surgical techniques have revolutionized heart transplants. He has established cardiac centers in Ethiopia and Mozambique, with another in Kigali, Rwanda, currently in progress.
Sister Nelly Leon Correa
Known as "Mother Nelly," Sister Nelly Leon Correa is the President and Co-Founder of Fundación Mujer Levántate (Woman Standing Up Foundation) in Chile. Her organization is dedicated to supporting incarcerated women, offering comprehensive assistance during their time in prison and aiding their successful reintegration into society. Committed to the principles of human fraternity, the foundation brings hope to those in prison and restoration to those recently released, with an impressive 94 percent of program participants remaining conviction-free within two years of release.
Mark your calendars for February 5, 2024, at 7:00 pm, as the award ceremony will be broadcasted across local TV channels and on the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity YouTube channel, providing a platform to celebrate and share the inspiring stories of these remarkable individuals and organizations. Zayed Award for Human Fraternity - YouTube. (*)
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