POSTED: Tuesday December 9th 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD PRINCES RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN GAMES GHANA
Charlotte, NC December 8, 2009 – International Children Games Ghana President Kwaku Kyei announced that the two recipients of the 2008 International Children Games Ghana Outstanding Achievement Award have each been acknowledged for their achievements
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN GAMES GHANA AWARDS $20,000 TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY BASED SPORTS PROJECT IN HONOR OF ITS AWARD WINNERS
Charlotte, NC December 8, 2009 – International Children Games Ghana President Kwaku Kyei announced that the two recipients of the 2008 International Children Games Ghana Outstanding Achievement Award have each been acknowledged for their achievements with grants made in their honor to support community sports development in Ghana and Togo. This year’s honorees, His Serene Highness Prince Albert 11 of Monaco and His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan were presented with their award at the Peace and Sports Forum in Monaco and Generations for Peace Camp on December 4 and 5 respectively.
Sponsored by Studio 502 in Ghana and the Virginia Global Partnership in the US, the small grants from International Children Games Ghana commemorate the organization’s commitment to use sports as a tool for peace and youth development.
In honor of His Royal Highness Prince Albert 11 of Monaco, the Bright Generation Community Foundation of Kumasi, Ghana will receive a onetime grant of $10,000 to support their community sports development initiative which seeks to use sports as a tool to promote peace in the Zongo communities in Kumasi.
The Bridge Association of Togo will also be awarded $10,000 one-time grant in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan to support their participation to the 2009 International children games in Athens, Greece.
This is the maiden International Children Games Ghana Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards will be given every year to honor individuals and organizations from around the world that have dedicated their private wealth or use their personal connection to make extra ordinary contribution in the field of sports and development and made the world a better place for all of us. Criteria for selection are based on each honoree contributions to a field nationally or internationally. Honorees are selected from among nominations made by sports development grassroots organizations worldwide who have recognized the impact of their contributions. The selection committee for the 2008 ICG Outstanding Achievement Award was chaired by Cecilia Pink of the Virginia Global Partnership in Virginia, and included Kwaku Kyei, President of the International Children Games Ghana, Patrick Arthur Director of Communication of the International Children Games Ghana, Harry Ngueneba of Save the Children Sports Trust in Cote D’Ivoire and Daniel Mulumba Executive Director of Interreligious Peace Games Nigeria.
The International Children Games Ghana as part of our commitment to contribute extraordinary leaders and achievers committed to promote peace and sports initiatives decided to institute our awards scheme to recognize leaders who have made significant contribution in the area of sports and development in our own small way.
We believe that it is not all the time that we have to look unto the Nobel peace prize and other prestigious institutions and universities to recognize those who have make extraordinary contribution to make the world a better place but little known organizations at the grassroots such as the International Children Games Ghana need to stand up and also make our own contribution in appreciation of the contribution of these achievers whose works benefit people at the grassroots not the famous institutions who normally bestows such awards. Rather than the awarding institution been expected to be renowned and prestigious, these awards will be bestowed by an ‘unknown’grassroot organisation who will give the awards to the extraordinary achievers who will make the awards to be prestigious and well known.
The International Children Games Ghana shall present to extra ordinary leaders in the field of philanthropy, sports, peace and sustainable development who has made extra-ordinary contribution in the field of sports and development and made the world a better place for us.
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Name: Kwaku Kyei
Organization: International Children Games Ghana
Phone: 011 233 244 757172
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