Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 were announced on 31 July 2014 and it included six winners.

Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honor and is widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society..  
It celebrates the memory and leadership example of the third Philippine president after whom the award is named.
The award is given every year to individuals or organizations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service that ruled the life of the late and beloved Filipino leader.

The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 were announced on 31 July 2014 and it included six winners.
a Filipino and an Indonesian – and a Pakistani organization that builds schools for girls, among the 6 awardees. Following is the list of these six winners
1) Saur Marlina Manurung (Indonesia)
She was cited for “her ennobling passion to protect and improve the lives of Indonesia’s forest people” through jungle schools put up by her organization. An anthropologist by profession, she put up a “Jungle School” program for children of Indonesia’s Orang Rimba, or forest people.
2) Randy Halasan (The Philippines)
He was chosen for the award for serving the indigenous Matigsalug tribe. He put in huge efforts in teaching the children of the Matigsalug tribe in one of the remotest mountain villages in Mindanao.
3) Hu Shuli (China)
He is a Chinese investigative journalist whose work has led to the ouster of corrupt officials. He is the founder and former editor of ‘Caijing’ a business magazine famed for its groundbreaking investigative reporting that has had a profound impact on China.
4) Omara Khan Masoudi (Afghanistan)
Masoudi was awarded for his courage in protecting Afghan cultural heritage. At great risk to his life, the deputy director of the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul led his colleagues in moving some of the museum’s most precious objects to safety during the Taliban’s assault on his country’s cultural treasures in the 1990s.
5) The Citizen Foundation (Pakistan)
The Citizen Foundation, a non-profit organisation (NGO) in Pakistan founded by six business leaders, was recognized for building 1,000 schools over hundreds of cities and towns in the country with the world’s second highest number of children who are out of school.
6) Wang Canfa (China)
Wang Canfa founded the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims, which has offered free legal services to thousands of people and provided environmental law training to lawyers and others.

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