Nigerian Lawyer Zannah Bukar Mustapha Receives Prestigious International Citizen Award
LONDON, Nov. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Internationally acknowledged humanitarian, philanthropist, and Founding father of the Future Prowess Basis Faculty for orphans and fewer privileged youngsters Zannah Bukar Mustapha has been named because the 2023 recipient of the Global Citizen Award, an annual tribute offered by main worldwide residence and citizenship advisory agency Henley & Partners, in partnership with the Swiss non-profit humanitarian group Andan Foundation.
The distinguished award, which honors a person who exhibits distinctive braveness and dedication in direction of bettering and supporting the worldwide group, was offered at a gala reception throughout the 17th annual Global Citizenship Conference on the Shangri-La Resort DIFC in Dubai, UAE, attended by heads of presidency, policymakers, main lecturers, personal shopper advisors, household places of work, in addition to many rich entrepreneurs and traders.
Mr. Mustapha performed a crucial function in mediating the discharge of over 100 of the Chibok college ladies who have been kidnapped by Islamic insurgency group Boko Haram in a distant a part of Nigeria in April 2014, giving rise to the worldwide #BringBackOurGirls marketing campaign. The varsity he based in 2007 in Maiduguri — the capital of Borno State and the epicenter of the Boko Haram rebel — supplies free training, meals, uniforms, and healthcare to youngsters on each side of the battle as an indication of the reconciliation he hopes to attain within the area.
Chairman of Henley & Companions and Founding father of the Andan Basis Dr. Christian H. Kaelin says Mr. Mustapha is a most worthy and provoking recipient of the award. “As a champion for the security and training rights of all displaced and orphaned youngsters by the brutal violence in Northern Nigeria, Mr. Mustapha has demonstrated imaginative and prescient, distinctive braveness, and innovation in driving change, and his actions and outlook are a helpful contribution in direction of a extra simply, peaceable, and tolerant world. He’s a real ‘sport changer,’ bridging gender, political, and spiritual divides by serving to youngsters on each side of the battle come collectively and study beneath the identical roof. We want extra Zannah Mustaphas on the planet.”
The Global Citizen Award choice course of relies on a majority choice of the International Citizen Award Committee. The award itself consists of a bespoke sculptural medal designed by main Italian artist Antonio Nocera, an award certificates signed by the Chairman of the International Citizen Award Committee, and a financial prize of USD 25,000, which matches in direction of supporting the awardee’s humanitarian efforts. As well as, Henley & Companions commits to working carefully with the awardee for a interval of 1 12 months, elevating consciousness of their work and supporting the chosen venture by means of the agency’s community of greater than 40 places of work worldwide.
Since its inception, the International Citizen Award has honored many remarkable individuals. The primary laureate was German entrepreneur Harald Höppner, who arrange the refugee humanitarian help venture Sea-Watch. Different earlier recipients are Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, Founding father of the Gift of the Givers Basis, Africa’s largest catastrophe reduction group, and Monique Morrow, Co-Founding father of The Humanized Internet, a digital id venture that goals to deliver hope to the estimated 1.1 billion people on the planet who can’t show their authorized id. Diep Vuong, Co-Founder and President of the Pacific Links Foundation, was awarded for her work in Southeast Asia, campaigning for the rights of these enslaved by human trafficking, and Prof. Dr. Padraig O’Malley acquired his International Citizen Award in recognition of his work on battle decision and reconciliation in Iraq, Northern Eire, and South Africa.
Thanking Henley & Companions and the Andan Basis for his or her recognition of his work, Mr. Mustapha mentioned, “Humanity’s interconnectedness within the world knowledge sphere is now plain, constituting an expansive realm with limitless potentialities. In distinction, the unity amongst races, ethnicities, and residents has grown more and more delicate. Solely world citizenship can heal.”
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