October 8, 2020 0 comments

Manama, Bahrain, 6 October 2020: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation launches a global Insignia for Best Voluntary Work for the third year in a row under the auspices of the League of Arab States and in cooperation with The Arab Voluntary Union. The prize will be launched on International Volunteer Day, which falls on the fifth of December of each year and is organized in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers Program - Egypt, the United Nations Population Fund – the Regional Office for Arab Countries and the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait.

Dr. Issa Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd International Foundation said “we invite volunteers from around the world to take part in this global initiative, this prize comes within the goals of the foundation to spread the culture of volunteer work in the Arab countries in particular and the world in general and to encourage volunteers to create and develop innovative projects”.

“This year’s prize is estimated at 30.000 US dollars for each field, with a total of 180.000 US dollars, we invite  civil society organizations, voluntary initiatives, private institutions in addition to and commercial companies to participate in this global prize” Said Mr. Hassan Buhazza, President of the Arab Voluntary Union. “The prize will cover areas in the fields of education, health, economic empowerment, heritage, culture and art, water management and environment in addition to the fields of marketing and social media”. Mr. Buhazza added.


Submission of voluntary projects started on the 27th of September 2020 and will be running until the 28th of October 2020, projects can be submitted in English or Arabic, participants will have to fill a form that is currently available across the official websites of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation and the Arab Voluntary Union site. Participating entities are required to provide an overview of the submitted project through a short video that does not exceed four minutes explaining the idea of ​​the project, listing the beneficiaries from the project in addition to providing details and mechanisms of the project, the video content must be focused on the project activities and practical operations.


Applicants including organizations, non-profit institutions and voluntary teams must be registered with the competent authority in the country in which the voluntary activity is initiated and practiced, it is not permissible to submit more than one project from each entity, the prize monetary value should be provided to the winners directly to support their voluntary projects, submitted voluntary projects should be compatible with the sustainable development plans and standards, all voluntary activities must be licensed by the competent authorities not containing any information contrary to the recognized moral values ​​and the laws of the state, projects can be submitted once only without changing or replacing the project information after submission.


Applicants are required to list all awards and honors received previously for the participating project in the application form. Projects will not be accepted after the end of the period allowed for submission, the jury has the right to exclude any project that violates the terms and conditions of arbitration.


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About Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd International Foundation's Prize:


Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with the Arab Voluntary Union in the Kingdom of Bahrain, launched an award named (Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation Insignia for Voluntary Best Work) on the occasion of International Volunteer Day, which falls on the fifth of December of each year.


It is organized this year in partnership with the United Nations Volunteer Program - Egypt, United Nations Population Fund - the Regional Office for Arab States, and the Arab Planning Institute - Kuwait.


Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd International Foundation's Prize acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution of thousands of volunteers around the world who willingly give their time and skills to the community each year and have gone above and beyond to enrich the lives of those in the communities through volunteerism and service.


About The Arab Voluntary Union:


The Arab Voluntary Union is an international, voluntary and non-profit Arab organization that seeks to open up Arab volunteerism and federate Arab efforts in this field. The Union is looking forward to act as a leader in volunteering and developmental work by investing in youth energies and encouraging creativity, capacity building and community awareness, the whole through the altruistic approach of volunteering for the sake of developmental and humanitarian action.