Australian nurse and midwife Valerie Browning, head of the Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) in Ethiopia has won “The One” International Humanitarian award, a project by Rotary which recognises an individual whose extraordinary services and activities exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.
Anglican Overseas Aid has supported the work of Valerie Browning and her organisation APDA for over fifteen years.
Nominees were required to demonstrate outstanding and remarkable service to mankind, demonstrated daily dedication and continued devotion to humanitarian efforts, and must have promoted integrity and advanced world understanding, goodwill and peace through his or her humanitarian efforts.
“The One” was founded by District Governor David Harilela and is the first Humanitarian Award launched by Rotary International District 3450 (RI D3450). This Humanitarian Rotary Award aims to find the ‘unsung hero of today’ using the Rotary network of over 1.2 million people. As signified by the motto ‘Service Above Self’, rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.
Valerie Browning and her organisation APDA have been awarded with a trophy and US$100,000, donated by the sponsor Richard Elman. The award money must be used for the ultimate winner’s respective humanitarian cause and service projects.
Article from: AnglicanOverseasAid