POSTED: March 26th 2012

First Samsung Generations For Peace Awards held in Amman, Jordan

The award ceremony took place at the King Hussein Club / Generations For Peace
The award ceremony took place at the King Hussein Club / Generations For Peace

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The inaugural Samsung Generations For Peace Awards took place this weekend in Amman, Jordan at the King Hussein Club presided over by Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Princess Sarah Al Feisal.

The royal couple was commemorating outstanding peace building work carried out by Generations For Peace Pioneers in four specific categories: Innovation; Quality; Impact; and Sustainability. 

Sangsuk Roh, President of Samsung Electronics Levant Co., represented the South Korean electronics conglomerate that sponsored the Awards and gala dinner.

Prince Feisal, founder and chairman of Generations For Peace, said, “These awards recognise the really outstanding efforts of Pioneers in four categories that we believe are drivers of change that we must focus on: Innovation; Quality; Impact; and Sustainability. These values lie at the heart of the partnership between Generations For Peace and Samsung.

“We have over 300 certified Generations For Peace Pioneers in 48 countries and territories on three continents and all are worthy of awards. They have implemented peace building programmes in their home communities, passing on their knowledge, skills and values to more than 5,300 other leaders of youth. This cascading process has reached second, third, fourth and now even fifth generation pioneers. Together, their programmes have touched the lives of more than 75,000 children.”

On behalf of Sumsung, Roh added, “Samsung’s partnership with Generations For Peace signifies our strong commitment and belief that leaders of youth can be empowered to create a more peaceful future for their communities, extending their reach by cascading and passing on the values of Generations For Peace.

“The partnership between Samsung and Generations For Peace is founded on our shared values and I am delighted that these four ‘drivers of change’ are the focus for our Annual Samsung Generations For Peace Awards this evening.”

The awards night comes at the conclusion of four days of intense advanced training as pioneers from 15 countries fine-tuned their skills on the topics of: Peace Building, Facilitation, Advocacy and Partnerships, and Monitoring and Evaluation. The courses were carried out by a team of world-class, international facilitators.

The Generations For Peace Pioneers Award winners were:

Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Innovation: Ms Bernice DAPAAH from Ghana

Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Quality: Mr Zahid JOHNSON from Pakistan

Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Impact: Mr Michael SODIPO from Nigeria 

Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Sustainability: Paul Wel YITHAK from South Sudan

Keywords · Generations For Peace · Prince Feisal Al Hussein · Princess Sarah Al Feisal · Samsung · Sangsuk Roh

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