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YAD WINS KING HAMAD AWARD FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Othman Sheriff

YAD WINS KING HAMAD AWARD FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT.

Sunday, 25th February 2018 added another chapter to the endless pages of YAD’s success story as the organization bags the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2018. The ceremony took place at the King’s palace in the Bahraini capital of Manama, and was witnessed by many stakeholders including all government ministers and representatives of United Nations.

A special jury team of nine individuals from various stakeholder institutions in diverse countries including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Government of Arab State of Kuwait and the Government of United Arab Emirate, conducted the reviews. According to their report, a total of 633 applicants from 87 countries applied for the awards with 21 applicants from the private sector, 488 from individual category, 111 from nongovernmental organizations and 22 from the government sector.

In a carefully worded letter dated 29th January 2018, the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Hisham Bin Mohammed Al Jowder wrote the management of YAD:

“GREETINGS FROM THE MINISTRY OF SPORT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS OF BAHRAIN. IT’S MY PLEASURE TO EXTEND TO YOU MY SINCERE GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATIONS FOR YOUR EFFORTS TOWARDS THE YOUTH. IT IS OUR HONOR TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE THE RECIPIENT OF THE KING HAMAD AWARD TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE NONPROFIT AND INTERNATIONAL NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION SECTOR.

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND TO YOU AN INVITATION TO ATTEND THE AWARD CEREMONY IN BAHRAIN. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING THE RECIPIENT OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AT THE AWARD CEREMONY IN BAHRAIN.”

The King’s award included a trophy, certificate, and cash money.


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