Veteran Journalist and Ambassadorial Bet for KSA Conferred As Filipino Media Icon of the 4th G.O.D. Awards
We Care for Humanity (WCH), a US based non-profit organization advocating Education, Health, Human Rights, Peace, Empowerment, Eradication of Poverty and Green Environment announces the awarding of Filipino Media Icon Award under its annual flagship event, the 4th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards in Manila, Philippines. The recipient is none other than Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, a distinguished Filipino who was one of the pillars in contriving the new history of the Philippines.
Tago is being honored for his humanitarian works and his 25 years of responsible and altruistic reporting for Arab News which brought numerous benefits to his fellow Filipinos abroad especially in the Middle-East.
The said awarding is slated on October 29, 2016 at Cherry Bloosom Hotel, Ermita Manila and will be attended by a few government officials, family and close friends. The VIP’s expected to come are Honorable Secretary Abdullah "Dabs" Mama-o, Presidential Adviser on OFWS Affairs and Muslim Concerns, Honorable Japar B. Dimaampao, Associate Justice of Court of Appeals and many more.
Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and chairman of WCH and the G.O.D. Awards is expected to arrive to Manila on October 29 from her successful trips to Kenya and Egypt to personally award the long overdue recognition to Dr. Tago. “Dr. Tago uses the power of media to do good, like saving a man’s life from death row or help the people’s president gets elected. He is without a doubt deserving of the Filipino Media Icon Award", said the princess.
Here is one important testimony from a man whose life was saved partly because of Dr. Tago:
“A blessed day to everyone. I am Dondon Lanuza. Perhaps you can still remember my sad experience when I was imprisoned for 13 years in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. I cannot relate the whole story because it is a long one. During those times, I felt so hopeless that the only things that kept me sane were my strong faith in prayers and some kind-hearted persons around me. One of them was Dr. Abdul Hannan M. Tago, who played a vital role in my freedom. He spent so much time doing so many things to ensure my release – writing and sending volumes of letters, translating my parents’ letters to Arabic, travelling, even personally approaching Princes to help gather funds for the needed bloodmoney, among others. He was one of the first persons to know when I would be actually set free. To all of his help, I and my family will always be grateful. I personally experienced how he spent his time, money and effort to assist us in our times of need. He works with sincerity, compassion, perseverance and dedication. These are traits of a leader needed in our Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia. If given the chance to be our Ambassador, I know that our OFW’s will be in good hands for they have someone highly qualified and experienced to attend to their needs. I can personally attest to that. Thank you and God bless Dondon Lanuza ex-OFW on Deathrow.
More about Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago:
Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago is the first Filipino multilingual journalist, political analyst and a top-notch media consultant with deep insight into Arabic culture and Middle East affairs. He has been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 25 years plus 9 years study in Cairo Egypt.
He obtained his BA in Arabic literature, with a major in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and MA in Political Science from Arab League Institution - Cairo (Egypt).
On September 12, 2012, he was awarded the title, “Doctor of Humanity AUGP Ambassador of Goodwill of Peace, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” with the approval of the AUGP Board of Directors, Founder and Chairman Most Rev. Dr. Madhu Krishan.
He is currently the Senior Vice-President for International Relations and Cooperation with the rank of Goodwill Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for SPMUDA International.
He is the Founder President of the Integrated Mindanao Economic Forum (IMEF) based in Riyadh. Abdul Hannan was also nominated as the Philippine Ambassador to Riyadh in 2010 for his role in cementing Saudi-Philippine relations.
He worked, from 1992-2016 with Arab News, the leading newspaper in the Middle East, as a senior staff writer. In this capacity, he was invited by many Saudi Arabia’s friendly countries in Middle East, Asia and Europe, as a member of the media team from the Arab and Gulf countries.
He was the lone Arabic-speaking Filipino journalist among the Arab media representatives. Hannan’s fluency in Arabic has provided him with a medium through he has won friends (including top Saudi businessmen) and influenced people like Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, to cite an outstanding example of his high-voltage connection. Through his initiative, Prince Alwaleed International Foundation has donated $500,000.00 to various educational institutions in Mindanao for the misfortune and underprivileged students.
Furthermore, Abdul Hannan is the only Filipino journalist who can write in chaste Arabic. He was, in fact, a regular contributor to leading Arabic newspapers in the Middle East. His articles appear in leading publications like Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and Al-Eqtisadiah frequently, besides other Arabic newspapers. He appeared on Saudi TV both in Arabic Channel and the English service (Channel 2), where he dwelt on current issues in Saudi Arabia.
It is no mean achievement that Abdul Hannan has been selected as one of the guest speakers at the 2nd Annual Saudi Broadcasting Forum which was held in Riyadh on 29-30 September, 2012.
Abdul Hannan has 35 years’ experience under his belt in the Middle East, of which eight years were devoted to academic studies in Cairo, and 21 years in Saudi Arabia. He worked with Saudi government’s stocks regulator, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and the Saudi Stock Market in its Media and Investment Awareness Department for two years. He was tasked by the CMA to organize the joint CMA/Euromoney/SAMA and SAGIA Economic Forum on "Building the Future" held in Riyadh in 2006.
As a Filipino journalist, Abdul Hannan has also leveraged his media resources to champion the cause of his compatriots in distress. Accordingly, he coordinated with SPMUDA, an international NGO with presence in 193 countries, in mobilizing the support of print media and social networking sites for Dondon Lanuza's case, the OFW on death row based in Dammam Saudi Arabia has came to light again after publishing it in Arab News on August 31, that followed his personal letter in Arabic to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for possible assistance.
Lanuza was freed in September this year and now already in his hometown as a freeman. That move was followed with strong appeal by SPMUDA to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for his Majesty’s possible intervention.
Hannan highlighted the plight of 52-year-old Salmos, who had met with an electrical accident while at work in 2010, who lives alone with no family support in Jeddah or any job to sustain him during his crisis.
Thanks to Hannan’s initiative, Salmos’ plight caught the attention of Human Rights associations when his photo appeared on major social networks, including various channels in the Philippines.
Abdul Hannan has also been in the forefront of other initiatives requiring media intervention. In one such case, he highlighted the plight of 19 OFWs in the Al-Jouf Province (northern part of Saudi Arabia).
Milestones his career as a journalist
• Tasked to produce the historic visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to Saudi Arabia on Jan 19-20 this year to produce an 11- page special supplement on his visit. It was a print media record unprecedented in terms of media coverage for such a high profile event at the international level.
• Most Influential Filipino in the Gulf and Media’s Filipino Custodians
• A Dubai-based magazine “Illustrado” has chosen him in its 2015 special issue among the top 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf with a title “Media’s Filipino Custodians” (http://www.illustradolife.com/most-influential-filipinos-in-the-gulf-abdul-hannan-tago-medias-filipino-custodians)
• Author of the ‘Arabic Future and its Importance for winning Arab hearts’, a book in Arabic language brought out by King Abdullah International Center for Arabic Language.
• Saudi media representative:
Thanks to his Arabic academic background and professional experience in a leading English daily in Saudi Arabia, he often represents not only his paper but also the Saudi media in high profile regional and international conferences on political and economic issues as well as on tourism.
Recently he was invited by the Kazakhstan government, making him the only media representative from Saudi Arabia to cover the country’s presidential election.
Peace and Humanity advocate:
Recently he was appointed as CEO of a Mindanao-based NGO for peace, “Bangsamoro International Solidarity Conference” (BISC).
He recently created a Riyadh-based Filipino Expatriates Council for Justice and Peace or Fil Expats Council.
The council serves as a consultative body of all peace-loving Filipinos in Saudi Arabia through their organizations which primary advocacy is the promotion of peace and order in Saudi Arabia considered to be Filipinos second home.
It also fosters solidarity with the Saudis, and promote Filipino Muslim-Christian brotherhood. A task force Counterpart or partner of the Philippine Embassy in disseminating relevant information affecting OFW’s especially during crisis management and other contingency measures.
African Dignitary Man of the Year Award by G.O.D. Awards Celebrated Triumphantly Nationwide in Kenya
Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and president of We Care for humanity (WCH) and Chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards arrived in Egypt two days ago from a successful official visit in Kenya. Torres was invited as the Chief Guest by Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) to the national celebration of the “African Dignitary Man of the Year Award” which was conferred to Kenya’s former Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka at the United Nations last August 19, 2016.
The local celebration which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi last October 18, organized by Hon. Jonathan Mueke and Mr. Raphael Nzomo was attended by over 700 distinguished guests headed by Governor of Nairobi, Honorable Evans Kidero, Former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Odinga, Senate Minority Leader Hon. Moses Wetangula, Senators and Members of Parliament. In his award address, His Excellency Kalonzo said, “I dedicate this award to Kenya and Africa at large. The African Dignitary Man of the Year Award is one that should humble us all and remind us that we are placed on this earth to make a difference and leave a positive mark behind. Therefore let us all cast our stone towards making this place a better place for one another. I thank you all for making the night one to remember. May God continue to bless you all, and may we continue to invest in humanity. Good day to all.”
Princess Maria has delivered her Keynote Address:
His Excellency, Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Honorable Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi County, distinguished guests, a pleasant evening to all of you. I am over joyed to be invited to this beautiful country as your honoured guest to this very important ceremony.
Before I continue, allow me to share something to you. Exactly 2 weeks ago, I lost to sickness the most important person in my life. I am referring to my mother. She was my hero, the wind beneath my wings. In the inside, I am still grieving and not ready to face the world yet. But here I am, standing before you, because my mother wouldn’t want me to miss this day, to recognize someone who himself is a very honourable man among many people, near and far from Kenya.
As the chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards), we seek out leaders with passion and a lot of heart. We invite these leaders for their outstanding work within their country and/ or around the world as humanitarians to be invited to our annual gala at the United Nations and recognize their efforts. Today we are celebrating one leader in particular, The Honourable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who definitely deserves today’s “African Dignitary Man of the Year” award.
Allow me to highlight with you some of the notable achievements this successful leader is being recognized for. We can all agree that a leader can have many traits and qualities, but what stands out for me, is his PASSION. Passionate to help the people of Kenya. For example, launching an organization in 2005 called the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF), to sponsor education of brilliant students from needy backgrounds, and promote community development through the creation of a just, healthy, peaceful and democratic society.
In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, who is also his friend.. – “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” You my dear friend have certainly done many impossible achievements. Such as leading peace dialogues in Sudan, which culminated in the birth of the South Sudan State as well as the Somalia peace initiative.
His Excellency has demonstrated DEDICATION as a leader to his people where he served for a five year term running from 2008 to 2013 as the immediate former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. A total of 3 decades, he has over the years served in a number of key cabinet positions, including, that of Education, Foreign Affairs and Environment.
As well to have been recognized, for your leadership and your INTEGRITY, his Excellency was appointed in 2013 as the Honorary Chairman of World Eminent Chinese Businessmen Association (WECBA), which is a China-based organization bringing together global business leaders and philanthropists.
Then in 2014 appointed by the Government of Cyprus as the Honorary Consul General for Cyprus in Kenya.
Let me tell you my own experience of His Excellency’s good heart. While in New York for the G.O.D. awards at the United Nations. He came to my aid. I was experiencing severe stomach pain right on the day of the big event. Luckily, his Excellency brought medicine with him from Kenya and without any fuzz, he offered his help and he made sure, that I was all right to attend my own special event. Again, an exemplary leader with a good heart who cares for the needs of others. I want to personally recognize you for your GENEROSITY as a respected friend.
It is with great pleasure that I stand here in person to celebrate and honour his Excellency for his many notable achievements as a leader and as a humanitarian of many good deeds. I truly believe the Honorable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka will represent the people of Kenya with integrity, with dedication and with his heart of generosity.
If you allow me Your Excellency, I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of the overflowing congratulatory messages I received from your friends, your co-honorees at the 4th G.O.D. Awards.
First one was from His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al Saud, member of The Royal House of Saud and founder of the Saudi-America Exchange. He said, “My big congratulations to you, Your Excellency and most of all congratulations to the people of Kenya for having a great leader like you.”
Next message is from Dr. Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of Chaudhary Group, the only Billionaire of Nepal and conferred as The Man of Asia: “His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is known for his unparalleled leadership and passion to help his people. Just like his friends, the great Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, he is the Man of Africa. I feel privileged to have him as my co-honoree at the recent 4th GOD Awards at the United Nations.. just as Kenya is privileged to have him as a leader.”
Last one from Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Khil Raj Regmi, conferred as Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi: “Leader to a leader, I have high respect for Dr. Kalonzo for he possessed the heart and mind of a brilliant leader and humanitarian spirit of a great person, which make a perfect combination to lead a country.”
Before I end my speech, I would like to say to His Excellency that you can always count on me and We Care for Humanity, in your advocacies to eradicate poverty, to promote peace and green environment, to empower women and children, and to support your vision to have a FREE Corruption government.
You are without a doubt the “African Dignitary Man" not just of this year but of countless years! Congratulations and thank you. "
We Care for Humanity(WCH), non-profit organization 501(c)(3), based in California, with its headquarters in 18743 S. Pioneer St. Artesia, California 90701 is hereby announcing its NON-AFFILIATION to Mr. Nguyen Huu Chanh aka Tony Nguyen and Mr. Newt Nguyen.
The said persons have no further tie-ups nor business relations or whatsoever with any of WCH officers, members, programs and especially its founder and president, Maria Amor Torres.
The said persons tie-ups with WCH Flagship event, the Global Officials of Dignity Awards in 2013 and 2014 as honorees were REVOKED last August 2015.
We Care for Humanity (WCH) is partnering with New York based televisions, ManaTV and TV5 to cover the three-day event 4th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards and 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit slated on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Mana TV is the first telugu global internet channel based out of USA and focuses on Indian Telugu NRIs globally. It focuses mainly on NRI events, NRI community issues, Tollywood entertainment for NRIs, Local community news.
TV5 is one of the leading media company and a Satellite Telugu News Channel presently being telecasted in India. The “5” in “TV5” is derived from the 5 viz.,basic amenities HEALTH, FOOD, EDUCATION, CLOTHING AND HOUSING which are the most important basic requirements for any human being. TV5 obtained the latest state of the art technology. Key Features include: 24 hour news coverage, 30 Special Bulletins, Direct link from all 23 Districts in the state, more than 500 exclusive special reporters, 8 DSNG Vans to give Live presentations from every remote place in the state, 6 Metro Bureau's, Global Network with an exclusive offshore offices in USA to cover NRI news. It is the first regional channel to have dedicated bulletins for each district in the state. It is also the first regional channel to have a Virtual Studio and a Global Network.
Both ManaTV and TV5 are both being managed by Mr. Sridhar Chillara, 4th G.O.D. Awards Media Icon of the Year.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announced Dr. Binod Chaudhary as the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards' Asian Man of the Year.
Binod is a Nepalese businessman, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the current chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG), a conglomerate that consists of nearly 100 companies. He is also the first, and only, Nepali billionaire as listed by Forbes.
"I have known Mr. Binod Chaudhary for a while and I am a witness to his endless philanthropic work around the world. What is great about him is he keeps reinventing and progressing in business as well as in philanthropy. His legacy is evident through his family, friends and global advocacies", proudly said by Princess Maria Amor. "We are very honored to confer the Asian Man of the Year to Binod Chaudhary, a true global icon for universal humanitarianism", she continues.
Chaudhary will be honored at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
MORE ABOUT DR. BINOD K. CHAUDHARY:
Binod K. Chaudhary is the Chairman of CG Corp Global, a multi dimensional conglomerate with a portfolio of over 100 businesses spread over 30 countries with a 10,000-strong staff. Some of the major businesses of the group are present in the US, Africa, Dubai, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Nepal and China.
He has controlling shares in Nabil, the largest private-sector bank in Nepal, and numerous hotel investments, joint ventures and brands worldwide (such as Taj, Alila, Fern, Radisson and the ultimate wellness destination The Farm at San Benito).
He is a global player in FMCG and is the man behind WaiWai, the iconic brand from CG, which has earned him the sobriquet Noodle King. Thanks to WaiWai, he has 2% shares of the world's noodles market.
His other business interests include energy, infrastructure, realty, telecom and education among the 15 business verticals he runs within CG.
Some of his core strengths are his vision for the future, an unshakable commitment to work, high adaptability and an ability to lead his team through turbulent times. Contrary to popular perception, he has proved that an entrepreneur can build business in challenging environments and still emerge successful. He is the only Billionaire listed by Forbes from the Himalayan republic of Nepal.
He is an avid trekker and a fitness enthusiast.
Below are some of the important positions held by Mr. Binod K. Chaudhary:
• Member of Constituent Assembly, Nepal (April 2008-April 2012)
• President Emeritus of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)
• President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI) (1993-1995)
• Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal (April 2000)
• World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow (1995)
• Member of World Presidents Organization (WPO/YPO) since 2005
• Recipient of Honorary Doctorate from His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Founder, the Art of Living Foundation) on behalf of Sri Sri University
UN Veteran, Amir Dossal Receives Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announced UN Veteran, Amir Dossal as the recipient of the 4th G.O.D. Awards' Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy.
Amir is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations, and served as Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships until September 2010, which he established in 1998 to manage the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner. He is an accomplished diplomat, with a deep understanding of global diplomacy as well as extensive experience in managing technical assistance projects in emerging markets.
"We couldn't be more excited having Mr. Amir Dossal as one this year's honorees. Amir has a long track record of global philanthropy and his works are evident not only in the United Nations but at the grassroots level internationally", said Princess Maria.
Amir will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT AMIR DOSSAL:
Amir Dossal is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide change makers with tools to build innovative partnerships to address economic and social challenges. Amir is co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and Ocean Sanctuary Alliance. He is also a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Pioneering Partnerships and Global Outreach
Amir Dossal works globally across sectors, including education, environment, finance, health, media, technology, as well as peace, security & human rights. Amir has worked with sustained commitment toward an overarching vision of uniting public and private energies for social progress. By nature, a social entrepreneur and innovator, his work is an endeavour to bond the power of the private sector, government, and civil society; in order that together, they may better serve the greater good.
Awards and Recognition
2010 Humanitarian Award
Partnerships to End Poverty and World Hunger. In 2010, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco appointed Amir as Ambassador for Peace and Sport. In 2015, Amir and his son, Zecki received the Humanitarian Innovation Award for intergenerational partnerships. In 2016, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales bestowed Amir with their 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award, for his work in uniting public and private organizations to address the world’s economic and social challenges.
Amir is a UK Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has lived and worked in five continents. He serves on the board of several non-profits and regularly undertakes speaking engagements and frequently serves as moderator for high-level panels, engaging Heads of States and Ministers.
Amir is married to Tas, and they have one son, Zecki.
Frank A. Haye and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir Performing at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity
Princess Maria Amor, founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and Creator of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards announced the participation of The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC), an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression at the coming grand event at the 4th G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations.
The BIC will be performing at the Concert for Humanity on August 18, 6pm and at the 4th G.O.D. Awards Ceremony and on August 19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT FRANK A. HAYE & THE BROOKLYN INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHOIR
The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC) is an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression. Members are encouraged to appreciate and celebrate the diverse cultures which make our world great. Founder Frank A. Haye, conductor, choral director, flutist, composer, and producer, states "BIC is a group of performing ambassadors that will spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song in the tri-state area, as well as throughout the United States and abroad.” BIC records and ministers in different venues, including churches, temples, festivals, concert halls, clubs, street fairs and private functions. All members of BIC receive world-class musical training and opportunities to fellowship with artists from diverse ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Our motto is simple: “One Great City, One Great Choir to the Glory of God".
Contemporary, anthemic, and traditional songs are included in BIC’s musical repertoire. Community outreach has included classes in fitness (Zumba), Vocal Performance, Music Theory, Ear Training, Master Classes, and private music lessons. BIC has sung for worship services, interfaith gatherings, concerts, community events, international festivals, philanthropic groups, yoga festivals, fraternal associations, and artistic organizations such as Celebrate Brooklyn!, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In addition, BIC performed at HBO Studios in televised shows for CBS, NBC, TBN and HBO.
First place honors were awarded to BIC in the 2011 Lift Every Voice Gospel Competition. BIC sang at the Barclays Center’s September 2013 Back to School Bash. In April 2014, BIC received second place honors in the International Verona Choral Competition, Italy. BIC journeyed to Cairo, Egypt at the invitation of the US State Department in September 2014 to spread the gospel and the message of peace at the Samaa International Festival of Peace. At the invitation of the New York Philharmonic, BIC shared the stage in the June 2015 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Concerts in the Parks Series in Prospect Park. The Brooklyn Academy of Music requested that BIC return to the stage as the featured artist in their Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in January 2016. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recognized BIC in his Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in May 2016. To God be the glory! Haye states, “We believe the power of music transcends our cultural, political, financial, and religious differences to expose that which we truly share: faith, hope, and love.”
Re-Awarding Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to Former Prime Minister of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announce the re-awarding of Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi, former Prime Minister and former Chief Justice of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards in new york.
Regmi who didn't make it to last year's event due to some political issue assured We Care for Humanity that he is attending this year's ceremony on August 17-19, 2016 and that he is inclined to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit.
According to Mr. Rajendra Pandey, former Press Coordinator of Nepal Prime Minister who will be traveling with Regmi said that while in New York, Mr. Regmi plans to visit other dignitaries and diplomats including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
"We are extremely excited that finally, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi is able to make it to New York and will recieve the much awaited award in person. Although we celebrated his award last year, it is nothing compare to having his presence as a symbol of unity and hope to humanity", happily said Princess Maria.
Regmi will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About H.E. Khil Raj Regmi:
Khil Raj Regmi was de facto Prime Minister of Nepal from 2013 to 2014. Regmi has served as Chief Justice of Nepal since May 2011, having been appointed by President Ram Baran Yadav after the expiry of the term of his predecessor, Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha. In early 2013, the main political parties agreed to install Regmi as chairman of cabinet on a short-term basis, to oversee elections. He was sworn in on 14 March 2013 by President Yadav.
He was awarded "Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year" at the We Care for Humanity's 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards, which was held at UN Millennium Hotel in August 2015.
The founder of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Princess Maria Amor Torres announced that His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his wife Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Mitteb bin Abdullah Al Saud are attending the 4th Global officials of Dignity Awards in New York as Chief Guests.
Amor confirmed Prince Faisal Al Saud agreed to speak at the WCH Humanitarian Summit under the theme "Sustainable Innovations Towards Sustainable Humanitarianism". The summit on it's 3rd annual conference focuses on the seven global issues such as Health, Education, Eradication of Poverty, Peace, Human Rights, Women and Youth Empowerment and Green Environment.
"This is like the crowning moment for We Care for Humanity, when important people around the world recognize our efforts and the value of the G.O.D. Awards and what it brings to humanity", said Princess Maria and she continues, "we are forever grateful to His Highness Prince Faisal and Princess Nouf for this tremendous honor they are giving WCH, and we look forward to a lasting relationship in serving humanity together."
Both Saudi Royals will present awards to the honorees of the 4th G.O.D. Awards and will speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Saud :
His Highness Prince Faisal Al Saud received his primary, middle and secondary school education in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and then obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from King Saud University in Riyadh, followed by a master's degree in management, public policy and communication in the area of administration from the University of Emerson at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Before obtaining his bachelor's degree, His Highness served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of "FAMA Holding Company Ltd.", which was founded in 1994 in order to unify and integrate the family investments and other commercial activities of his family. FAMA's business model is designed as an umbrella of a single administrative, modern, comprehensive management entity. The company has become an international force in the hospitality field, the development of tourist resorts, real estate, as well as the travel services sector. Prince Faisal also founded and chaired the Board of Directors of F6 Holdings . F6 enjoys worldwide recognition for the quality and success of its luxury lifestyle initiatives and continuously raises the bar within the sector.
Prince Faisal has also chaired the governing bodies of the following companies under the umbrella of FAMA Holding:
• Mahmadiya Dates Factory Company
• FAMA TALLES Technology Services Comapany (FTTS)
• INOVx Company (American based Co.)
• Top Travel for tourism and air freight
• FAMA Trading Company
• Sunset Beach Resort
• FAMA Technology
Prince Faisal's philanthropic endeavors include but are not limited to the founding of the Saudi American Exchange - a non-profit association founded in the year 2002 after the events of September 11th. This grassroots organization provides opportunities to address different cultural issues from the perspective of respect for cultures and religions so as to contribute to the enrichment of dialogue and relationships to both foster and highlight cultural similarities rather than focusing on differences. The Association has hosted the international exchange of students,, professors and academics from various universities in the United States to Saudi Arabia.
Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village, Cameroon is 4th G.O.D. Awards' 2016 Royal Man of Central Africa
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and creator of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards announced the recipient of the Royal Man of Central Africa none other than His Royal Highness Molive Molungu Otto, the Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village of South West Region, Republic of Cameroon.
"We admire the advocacy of His Royal Highness Molive to empower women in his village. According to him, his chiefdom is organized in such a way that women could be seen in all decision structures of his village which is an exceptional quality of a noble ruler. That is why without a doubt, HRH Molive is the Royal Man of Central Africa", stated Princess Maria.
Molive will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About HRH Molive Molungu Otto:
His Royal Highness Molive Molungu Otto is the Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village and the President of Limbe Chiefs Conference.He is also the Public Relation Officer of Pan African Council of Traditional Rulers and Native Authority with office in Cotonou-Benin Republic. Otto is also a Member Local Committee for the follow-up of Projects for the organization of African Female Nation Cup 2016/2019 in Limbe South West Region of Cameroon. He received various awards such as the Best Traditional Ruler of the Republic of Cameroon in 2014; L'Essentiel Awards; Most Outstanding Traditional Ruler for Humanitarian and Developmental Activities CAMASEJ award, 2016 and still counting,
A loyal supporter of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Jacob Wheeler hosts the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards) for the 2nd year!
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of WCH and creator of the G.O.D. Awards announces Jacob's participation as one of the masters of ceremony for the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity slated on August 18 and 19, 2016 respectively. "Jacob is one of the most talented artists I have known. His versatility allows him to adopt to any situation where is creativity and artistic sense are needed", said the princess. "We are so happy that Jacob is joining us once again for the G.O.D. Awards event, it gives us a sense of ease working with a member of the family", she continued.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JACOB WHEELER
Jacob Wheeler spent over fifteen years exploring his creative talents in various capacities within the entertainment and fashion industries of Europe and Asia—at times acting, often singing, but whether in Rome, Tokyo, Cannes or Paris, always pursuing his creative impulses.
While in Paris, as a singer, Jacob released recordings under the pseudonym, “The Peter Jacques Band,” and several solo recordings. He later joined the cast of “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” as an actor/singer, subsequently, recording a duet with the Broadway Show’s star performer, Vivian Reed. The songs were his compositions.
When the French government opened the airwaves to privately owned radio stations, Jacob secured the financing and managed the first “All-English Radio” station in Paris (KLOV-96.6FM) where he also served as an on-air personality each morning. During that same period Jacob was instrumental in producing fashion shows with and for the legendary designer, M. Hubert de Givenchy.
Since childhood, Jacob has been an avid movie fan and critic. His first viewing of the remarkable classic film, Cinema Paradiso, convinced him that the story was about his own life. During those years, living in France and Italy, he made frequent visits to the Cannes Film festival. When asked how he was able to go year after year, he responded, “…they told me only actors get in free. So I told them, I’m an actor, to which they requested my film credits. I listed every film I knew had more than five black people. After producing a homemade headshot that evening, I became a badge wearing entrant.”
Jacob toured Italy for several years as lead singer for various Italian artists including Enzo Avitabile, Tony Esposito and performed in a video for Edoardo Bennato. Also, recorded songs for the Joe D’Amato film “Top Model.” Jacob’s Italian adventure, culminated in a concert in New York City at the famed Apollo Theatre with James Brown and the Temptations called “Harlem Meets Naples.” Ironically, Jacob was listed on the program as one of the Italian guests, as he had made the journey from Rome with the Italians.
In Japan, Jacob became a print model, while singing in Tokyo jazz clubs and touring the country with several different Japanese artists. Then, just before leaving Japan, he performed the closing theme for the blockbuster Japanese animated film, Gundam, (“Magic”) which he also composed.
In an attempt to provide security for his wife and daughter, Jacob became a stockbroker and later a manager of two different California branches of Citibank, Huntington Beach and Woodland Hills. The most astonishing detail of this adventure was that Jacob never went to college. Among other achievements in banking, Jacob created and conducted numerous seminars on financial literacy.
A former U. S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist, Jacob is fluent in French and Italian and is currently studying Spanish.
Jacob left the financial services industry and returned to his first love, entertainment and the visual arts. Photography has been added to his professional repertoire. Be it, portraits, products, likenesses of creatures in the clouds, or erotic imagery, he proclaims, “beauty is everywhere in everything.” Currently living in New York City and studying with celebrity acting coach Susan Batson, while working on a screenplay and One-Man Show to be unveiled in September.
We Care for Humanity proudly announce the participation of Honorable Senator David Carlucci to the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards. Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) currently represents 38th District in the New York State Senate. This encompasses the Towns of Ramapo, Clarkstown and Orangetown in Rockland County along with the Town of Ossining in Westchester County.
"This is truly a very exciting moment for the 4th G.O.D. Awards, with the participation of New York dignitaries makes the G.O.D. Awards goals more attainable. Senator Carlucci is one of the influential legislators of New York and he is known for getting results and delivering with flying colors. We are very honored to have him as one of the Awards Presenters and Keynote Speakers for the event", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Senator Carlucci will present awards at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
More About Senator David Carlucci:
Since coming to Albany in 2010, Senator Carlucci has brought a new approach to governing in the 21st century. He has worked with the Governor to promote fiscal discipline by passing three consecutive on-time budgets without raising taxes, passing the largest middle class tax cut in nearly 60 years, implementing a property tax cap, and fighting to eliminate the job-killing MTA payroll tax. He has also pushed legislation to create jobs and grow our economy. This includes Jobs for Heroes, providing tax credits to businesses that hire returning veterans serving overseas, including his work to reduce burdensome regulations and promote entrepreneurism.
The Senator also has played an instrumental role in standing up for progressive issues. This includes being an outspoken voice against hydrofracking in New York, fighting to protect a woman's right to choose, and being a key supporter of passing marriage equality in New York. As Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, he also fought this past legislative session in restoring critical funding to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWD) and the nonprofit service providers that assist our most vulnerable residents.
Senator Carlucci is married to Lauren Grossberg Carlucci, where they reside in the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County. He and Lauren had their first child late last year and are excited to be new parents.
UK Based Sri Lankan Philanthropist- Gnanambikai Allirajah is 4th Global Officials Dignity Awards' Global Woman of the Year, announced by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Gnanambikai or Gnanam for short, is the co-founder of Gnanam Foundation, a UK based charity organization with the mission to provide help for marginalized communities and those who have been forgotten. Gnanam is the heart and inspiration of the foundation, being the mother of co-founder Subaskaran Allirajah whose every work is dedicated in honor of his mother.
"We couldn't be happier giving the Global Woman of the Year Award to Mrs. Allirajah whose philanthropic heart brought so much support to the orphans, the elderly and those who have been abandoned without care, through her foundation", said Princess Amor.
Gnanambikai will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT GNANAMBIKAI ALLIRAJAH
Gnanambikai Allirajah is a philanthropist and social worker and is the co-founder of Gnanam Foundation, a charity organisation aimed at providing marginalised communities with the support they need to improve their lives. Born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 1944, as the third of four children, Gnanambikai excelled in creative arts and was highly skilled at knitting, sewing and cooking.
When she was in her teens, her family moved to Mullaitivu for business and in 1964 she married and moved again, this time to Trincomalee. Her husband was a harbour employee in Trincomalee Port and together they had four children, sadly losing one at the age of five. In 1982, after caring for him for some time, her husband passed away after suffering from cancer. As a result, Gnanambikai found herself a widow in her late 30s and, to look after the family, she opened a local shop and ran an agriculture production business, working the land herself.
In the early 1980s, her children began moving to Europe to escape the Sri Lankan Civil War and in 1992 she was fortunate enough to be able to join them in France, before moving to the UK in 2000. In Paris, Gnanambikai helped with her sons’ movie distribution business and in 1994 she embarked on a business venture in reselling telecoms calling cards. Both her two sons then joined this business and have since developed Vectone and the Lyca Groups, which features Lycamobile, an international mobile virtual network operator, now the largest of its kind in the world with an estimated annual revenue of around 1.8 billion US Dollars.
In 2010, Gnanambikai and her son, Lyca Group Chairman Allirajah Subaskaran, founded Gnanam Foundation. The Foundation does not receive any donations from the public, with all its money coming from its founders. To date, some of its projects include, but are not limited to:
Gnanambikai now has three children, eight grandchildren and a large extended family spreading across the globe. She has helped many people fleeing the persecution and violence of the civil war to get refuge in Europe, and this “helping” attitude she demonstrated even as a young child by taking care of children, running errands for neighbours and helping those in need. In addition to Gnanam Foundation, Gnanambikai is an active member of the Tamil Sangam Social Club in East Ham, London, which aims to help the elderly, arrange cultural programmes and generally make a difference to the local community.
UN Women Official Conferred As Champion of Youth Leadership and Gender Equality by 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity announced the recipient of the Champion of Youth Leadership and Gender Equality Award of the 4th G.O.D. Awards, Mr. Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women.
"The Committee of the 4th G.O.D. Awards is very happy to confer this award to Mr. Karkara because of his proven track record in bringing effective sustainable programs for the youth development and empowerment. He is equally passionate in fighting for the rights of women whether it is UN related projects or not", proudly said by Maria Amor.
Karkara will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Ravi Karkara:
With over 20 years of experience, Ravi is an acknowledged expert in various development related fields. He has been driving innovation and advocacy as well as building strategic partnerships in the areas of human rights, participation, inclusion and gender equality, accountability, and social justice. Recently, Ravi developed a partnership between UN Women and the City of New York and organized a unique gender equality march with over 20,000 participants from the UN Headquarters to Times Square. Ravi has built UN Women’s Strategy on youth and gender equality and established and co-ordinates the Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality for the UN Interagency Network on Youth and Development. He developed and led the youth outreach of the UN Secretary General's MyWorld Survey to deliver votes from more than 6 million youth from 193 nations. Ravi has been the recipient of the prestigious NOVUS Award – that unites global leaders from around the world to tackle today's big challenges via actionable change. He has also been appointed as honorary Global Ambassador by the prestigious Junior Chamber International.
Inspired by the outcomes of the Beijing Conference in 1995, Ravi is a feminist and has been advocating for gender equality and girls/women’s empowerment throughout his career. He has worked on programs for strengthening women’s political participation in local governance and economic empowerment in South Asia and also served as a pioneering Male Trainer for gender sensitization at the Centre for Social Research’s Gender Equality Training Institute, India. He has been a founding member of the Men-Engage Alliance and was instrumental in forming their South Asian network. As Save the Children’s Sweden Regional Program Manager Ravi worked to mainstream gender and action to end violence against women and children in South Asia and promoted cross-regional programmatic collaboration. He also served on Save the Children’s Global Gender Task Force.
Ravi’s publications have been fundamental in forming policy at the United Nations in youth-related areas. Representative publications include: Youth 21: Building the Architecture of Youth Engagement in the UN System”, which contributed to the creation of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. In addition, he has been the co-chair of World We Want 2015— the largest UN & civil society post-2015 data-curation-visualization big data platform to further engage global populations on Sustainable Development Goals with over 1,000,000 perspectives on sustainable development goals harvested.
Additionally, Ravi has worked with other UN agencies and governments. He served as Global Advisor on Youth with UN-HABITAT and has represented UN-HABITAT as the co-chair of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development. Ravi also served as the Global Strategic Advisor on Partnership with the UN Millennium Campaign. He served as the Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth in Sri Lanka and contributed to the establishment of the 1st UN Youth Skills Day. He has also worked for UNICEF at HQ and the Regional office for South Asia on child and adolescent participation, gender equality and child protection. He also served as Child and Adolescent Participation Advisor to the UN Study on ending Violence against Children in Geneva. He has written more than 80 publications.
The 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards proudly announced UN official Jean-Victor Nkolo as 2016 recipient of the Legacy on Culture and Peace Awards.
Jean-Victor Nkolo has worked at the United Nations for over 20 years. He held managerial positions in 10 United Nations peacekeeping missions. Moreover, he has previously served as Spokesperson for two Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly, namely during the 64th and 65th sessions. He has also served as Spokesperson for the Security Council during some of the Council’s missions outside New York. Before joining the UN, Mr. Nkolo worked for 13 years as an international broadcaster mainly covering conflicts for Radio Canada International, Radio Quebec Television in Montreal, the BBC World Service in London and Radio Netherlands International in Hilversum. A music and film critic, Mr. Nkolo is a member of several cultural foundations and was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations International School. In 2006 he received an International Peace Award for his contribution to peace, justice and development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Nkolo graduated in cinema and audio-visual studies in France, and studied communications sciences in Canada. He is a national of Cameroon.
"We are very honored that Mr. Jean-Victor Nkolo is joining the list of our eminent honorees and speakers for the 4th G.O.D. Awards. We, at the G.O.D. Awards and We Care for Humanity are committed to honor and recognize the best people around the world who are making great impact to humanity in order to promote universal humanitarianism. Mr. Nkolo is one of the best example of humanitarians who is dedicated to make a change and he continuos to serve even outside of his area of responsibility in the United Nations." admiringly said by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Nkolo will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
UK Based NGO, Gnanam Foundation Is 2016 Greatest Humanitarian Organization of the World Conferred by the G.O.D. Awards
On the 4th year of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards, We Care for Humanity is announcing the the first conferred Greatest Humanitarian Organization of the World which is the Lyca's Gnanam Foundation.
Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation was founded by Subaskaran Allirajah, the chairman of Lycamobile, and his mother Gnanambikai Allirajah in 2010. The foundation’s vision is a world where all have the skills and opportunities to earn a living and support their families, for a reasonable quality of life. Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation’s charitable objective is to provide opportunities and skills for marginalized people, to improve their quality of life and to increase their household income. The foundation currently operates in Sri Lanka, India, Sudan, Tanzania, Romania, Pakistan and the Philippines. The foundation runs programs focused on livelihood and education as well as responding to emergency appeals. Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation has ambitious plans to grow globally throughout 2016.
"We at the G.O.D. Awards Committee are amazed by the amount of humanitarianism that Gnanam Foundation has accomplished over the years. Their works are evident everywhere especially the livelihood programs they provide to the unfortunate families and women.", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards. She continuos, "Gnanam Foundation has all the qualities of the Greatest Humanitarian Organization under the leadership of Mr. Subaskaran, whose business acumen and philanthropic spirit bring the foundation ahead of the game, combined with the mother's heart of co-founder Gnanambikai Allirajah, the world has a great ally in helping humanity!".
Gnanam Foundation represented by mother and son, Allirajah will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announces the celebrity emcee for the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards (GOD Awards) who is the reigning Miss New York 2016, Serena Bucaj! This Albanian-descent beauty queen will be co-hosting with entertainment personality, Jacob Wheeler, actor-poet-singer who has been a great supporter of We Care for Humanity for many years.
"It is a pleasure being connected with you, Princess Maria! This event sounds amazing and I would be honored to be a part of it!", said Ms. New York. Princess Maria also expressed her excitement, "We are so proud to have Miss Bucaj to emcee the 4th GOD Awards. This event deserves a personality like Miss New York who symbolizes not only beauty and grace but above all, humanitarianism." She continues, We at the GOD Awards can't be happier with the amazing personalities surrounding this noble event.
Serena and Jacob will be emceeing the 4th G.O.D. Awards ceremony on August 19, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York, organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Serena Bucaj:
Serena grew up in a first generation Albanian household where she was raised with the values and culture of her country. She is a middle child with an older sister and younger brother. Her father passed away of a sudden heart attack when she was 13 and was forced into an adult role sooner than expected. She began working full-time at the age of 16 while attending school. Serena graduated from Monroe Woodbury high school and went to Rockland Community College for two years where she majored in Criminal Justice. She interned at the Woodbury Police department hoping to one day work for the FBI. Although they are at two opposite sides of the spectrum, Serena worked hard at obtaining a career in the entertainment field as well. She auditioned for The Voice and American Idol while also filming pilot tv shows and competing for Miss New York USA 4 years in a row. She was fortunate enough to land a 3 year modeling contract with Major Models in New York City and continues that occupation today.
Two Music Icons: Morris Hayes and Alston Koch to Perform at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity in New York
We Care for Humanity (WCH)'s flagship event, the 4th G.O.D. Awards at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations is about to be filled with top celebrity music icons from Hollywood and from allover the world. Two of the considered legendary performers are Prince former music director, Morris Hayes and 2nd GOD Awards World Artist of the Year, Alston Koch, who will be performing at the said event and will present officially the theme song they have both produced, composed and sung for We Care for Humanity.
The duo who are also business partners in real life are also headlining the Concert for Humanity, a side event of the 4th GOD Awards that will be held in New York on August 18th.. They will be performing at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards)19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
"It can't get better than having two Music Icons performing at the 4th Annual G.O.D. Awards. We are just so thrilled that they are coming to the event and contributing their time, talents and energy to support our causes.", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of WCH and creator of the GOD Awards.
About Morris Hayes:
Morris Hayes is a talented musician, producer, and band leader. As a keyboardist, Hayes has worked with superstars such as Prince, George Clinton, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder. He was one of the 2013 inductees into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
Morris Kevin Hayes was born on November 28, 1962, in the small town of Jefferson (Jefferson County), just outside Pine Bluff (Jefferson County). He was inspired by the religious music he heard in church as a child. He majored in art at theUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). When a rhythm and blues (R&B) band on campus lost its keyboard player, Hayes—who had learned to play a bit in high school—offered to fill in. Although he was still learning to play the keyboard, he played well enough to take the spot.
Hayes has also performed with a long list of major artists, including Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West, Elton John, Babyface, Carlos Santana, Kenny Loggins, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Ani Di Franco, Questlove, Kool Moe Dee, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, Bono, The Edge, and Macy Gray.
About Alston Koch:
Alston Koch is a Sri Lanka born Australian singer-songwriter, film producer, record producer and actor. He was awarded "World Artist of The Year" at the Global Officials of Dignity Awards presented at the United Nations in New York and also received State of California Senate's Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Special US Congressional Recognition for improving the lives of the communities in America.
In Australia, he formed his band Dark Tan and recorded three international hits on the RCA label. He has performed internationally with Dark Tan, S-witch, and as a solo artist. One notable appearance was during 'The Stars & Stripes Concert' in 1976, perofming under the Sydney harbour bridge on a floating pontoon for Radio 2SM. Rock Brains Of The Universe and music historian Glenn A Baker has said that 'Alston & Dark Tan' were the originators of Disco Music in Australia. Since 1975 Koch has released 21 singles and 4 albums through record labels such as RCA, BMG, EMI and Sony.
Since 2007, he has been the Ambassador for Tourism for Sri Lanka. In the same year, Koch wrote and performed an official song for The Sri Lankan cricketer and world record holder and world champion Muttiah Muralitharan.
The 4th G.O.D. Awards is very happy to announce the participation of Soprano Singer, Rachel Anne Hippert, a native of New York. Recently, Princess Maria Amor, the founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) encountered Ms. Hippert at the HWPL event at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations where she heard her sing for the second time around. She then offered Hippert to sing at the upcoming humanitarian event.
"I would so love to be part of the G.O.D. Awards ceremony in August as you suggested, and I'm excited to can contribute my music for a great cause like the projects of We Care for Humanity.", says the opera singer.
Rachel Hippert will be performing at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Rachel Hippert:
Soprano Rachel Anne Hippert has recently performed with the New York Opera Exchange ("Fiordiligi" in Così fan tutte), the New York Evangelic Choir ("Mother" in Amahl and the Night Visitors), and the Opera Company of Brooklyn ("Elettra" in Mozart's Idomeneo). She will debut a new opera this fall, The Mountain and the Valley, by local composer Ishmael Wallace as part of a NYC artist forum. In concert, Ms. Hippert has performed twice in collaboration with the Schiller Institute and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, and she serves as the resident soprano soloist for the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus. An activist by nature, she has also had the immense pleasure of singing for three separate peace events at the UN Headquarters this year in partnership with the world peace organization Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL). Ms. Hippert earned her B.M. in voice performance from Boston University, is an alumna of Ann Baltz's Operaworks Advanced Artist Program, Sherril Milnes' V.O.I.C.Experience!, and Simon Estes' Young Artist Performance Program. She studies with Arthur Levy.
Woman President of One of the Biggest Medical Companies in the World Receives American Woman of the Year Award at the 4th Annual G.O.D. Event
Iraqi born Mary Shaya is the president of one of the largest women business enterprises in the world which is the J & B Medical, the parent company of Health Net Connect and Pietas project. When she is not manning her company, she is out conducting charity events or helping refugees and traveling for religious purposes.
"I had the honor of spending time with Mrs. Shaya in Michigan and I was blown away by the hospitality she and her family had shown me. But what really captured my heart is her sincerity to help other people. I found out that her company through her leadership regularly sends humanitarian aid to marginalized women and children in Iraq and other places where help is needed." said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH). She continuous, "Also, the Pietas is the humanitarian project of this year's G.O.D. Awards and WCH Summit which benefits countries of Kenya and Philippines. Mary, being the owner of this initiative plays a huge role in We Care for Humanity's humanitarian efforts."
Because of Mary's contribution to humanity, it has been decided by the board of the 4th G.O.D. Awards to confer Mrs. Shaya, the American Women of the Year Awards. "We have high hopes that she will be able to help more women and children in other parts of the world.", added by Amor.
Mary Shaya will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Mary Shaya:
Mary Shaya came from Iraq in 1966 and got married in 1969. She has four children. After her children started going to school, Mrs. Shaya participate in many leadership and professional activities including being very active for the Chaldean community and doing business development for several medical labs. In 1996, Mary started J & B Medical with her husband Fawzi. In 20 short years, J & B has become one of the largest women business enterprises in the world and remains privately held and based in Wixom, Michigan. Founded in 1996, J & B has sixteen different business enterprises and has customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery care and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality and has been recognized by many for their excellence and innovation in health care including by Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield, State of Michigan, State of Wisconsin, State of Indiana, and by the Office of Inspector General. Mary currently spends her free time helping the Iraqi refugees, traveling the world to visit religious sites, and participating in the Ladies of Charity. She has three grandchildren Adelle, Ace, and Greyson who are the love of her life.
Grand Master of OSJ Knights of Malta To Be Conferred as Noble Man of Europe at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Italian born Don Basilio Cali, the reigning Grand Master of the historical Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of the Knights of Malta will be participating in the slated 4th G.O.D. Awards in New York.
Her Highness Princess Maria Amor announces Cali to be conferred as the Noble Man of Europe in the said international humanitarian awards. "Being the Minister of International Cooperation and Integration of the OSJ Knights of Malta, I work very closely with the Grand Master. I have seen his natural compassion to the needy and his dedication to the Order's mission and vision. He is a noble man inside and out and his nobility is evident in the realm of the Order.", said Minister Amor.
His Grace, Don Basilio Cali holds many noble titles such as, Conte di Val Lenforte, Marchese di Val Leonforte, Duca di Rodez, Duca di Castelfort, Duca di San Lorenzo, Duca di Jesidàn, Gran Duca di Emmathan e Principe Rurikovich.
Don Basilio will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. This flagship event is organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Don Basilio Cali:
Qualification: Diploma in Surveying and Engineering Graduate in hc.
Nobility titles: Count of Val Lenforte, Marchese di Val Leon strong, Duke of Rodez, Duke Castel fort, Duke of San Lorenzo, Duke of Jesidàn, Grand Duke of Emmathan
and Prince Rurikovich
Honorary titles: Honorable Degree Honoris Cause of "Pro Deo University-USA."
Honorable Degree Honoris Cause of "Cambridge University.
1967 - 1974 Owner of a Construction firm with 30 workers.
1974 Responsible for the safety and management of the Group Mario Ferrini.
1976 - 1993 Head of the television circuit, Telesud - Antenna 10 - Channel 5.
1993 - 1995 Chairman of the Company " LICA PUBBLICITAS " in Catania.
1995 I carry out the activities of the Broker profession.
1996 - 2014 I take care of the activities of the Order Management and Humanitarian O.S.J.Malta.
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia Receives Lifetime Achievement Award on Public Health and Food Safety at the 4th Annual G.O.D. Awards
Joining the crème de la crème honorees of the 4th Annual G.O.D. is Slovenia's 1st Prime Minister, His Excellency Alojz Peterle,
who is the current president of The MEPs Against Cancer (MAC), an informal group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) at the European Parliament committed to actions against cancer.
Peterle recently attended the World Culture Festival in Delhi, India upon the invitation of Art of Living founder, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, where he met Princess Maria Amor, the founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH). "I admire the background of His Excellency Peterle especially his advocacy on Health. We at the G.O.D. Awards are very honored to confer him with Lifetime Achievement Award on Public Health and Food Safety.", said by the princess.
Alojz Peterle will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About H.E. Alojz Peterle:
Born in 1948.
Elected MP 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Prime Minister of the first democratically elected Slovenian Government (1990-1992).
Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1994) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994 and June-November 2000).
Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission for European Affairs (1996).
President of the Christian Democrats of Slovenia (1990-2000).
Chairman of the Council of the New Slovenia-Christian People’s Party (2001-2005).
Vice-President of the EUCD (1996-1999), Vice president of the European People’s Party (2006-2009).
Elected representative of the National Assembly to the European Convention and elected member of its presidency (2002-2003).
Elected Member of the European Parliament since 2004.
Head of the Slovenian Delegation in the EPP-ED (2004-2006).
Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE for Central Asia (2004-2005).
Co-chair of informal all-party forum “MEPs Against Cancer” and the WG on Health.
He has received a number of prestigious awards, including European Voice’s European of the Year in 2003, a gold medal from the Luxembourg foundation Mérite Européen in 2004, the Bulgarian APOZ Award 2009 for his contribution towards fighting cancer and The Parliament magazine’s MEP Award for Health and Food Safety in 2008 and 2014.
Joining the impeccable list of honorees and eminent speakers for the upcoming 4th Annual G.O.D.Awards and 3rd Annual WCH Humanitarian Summit is none other than the 10th Vice President of Kenya, Honorable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka.
Nominated by WCH Publicity Ambassador Benjamin Musunza, Mr. Musyoka is also the patron of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) which is a nonprofit making organization dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for all, alleviation of poverty, provision of healthcare and promotion of justice, peace, cultural values, human rights, democracy and conservation of environment.
"I have heard many great things about His Excellency Kalonzo particularly about his humanitarian works in Kenya through his NGO KMF. I just had a wonderful conversation with him on the phone and we have good plans to collaborate for the benefit of the Kenyan people. We, the 4th G.O.D. committee believe that the former Vice President deserves the "African Dignitary Man of the year Awards" for his efforts to serve his people whether in power or not. It is always good to know that Politician like him continue their works to humanity even after his term.", said by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
H.E. Kalonzo will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About H.E. Hon. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, EGH
H.E. Hon. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is a reputable Kenyan-born global leader. His down-to-earth nature and myriad of humanitarian causes, have earned him the title servant-leader.
He is the immediate former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya where he served for a five-year term running from 2008 to 2013.
Hon. Kalonzo is the current party leader of the Wiper Democratic Movement - Kenya, and a co-principal for the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), which is the opposition coalition in Kenya.
In 2013 (June 10th), H.E. Hon Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, became the Founding Chancellor of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), in the neighboring country of Uganda.
In June 2013, his Excellency was appointed the Honorary Chairman of World Eminent Chinese Businessmen Association (WECBA), which is a China-based organization bringing together global business leaders and philanthropists.
He is also the Honorary Consul General for Cyprus in Kenya, following an appointment by the Government of Cyprus in 2014.
Kalonzo is also the patron of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF), an organization launched in 2005 to, among other things, sponsor the education of brilliant students from needy backgrounds, and promote community development through the creation of a just, healthy, peaceful and democratic society.
H.E. is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing, and a partner of Musyoka Murambi & Associates, a re-known law firm in Kenya.
It is noteworthy that his Excellency has served in various capacities in Government since 1985, when he was elected Member of Parliament until 2013. These capacities include service in different ministries such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Environment and Natural Resources, Tourism and Information ministries, among others.
As a renowned regional leader, he spearheaded peace dialogues in Sudan, which culminated in the birth of the South Sudan state.
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