Lebanon honored at Kensington palaceNovember 5, 2006
The “Humanitarian Rose Gala”, awaited annual humanitarian award ceremony took place at Kensington Palace on Saturday, November 4th 2006. this year there was an exceptional opportunity for the recognition of Lebanon. This international event is organized by “The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation”, a non-profit organization founded in memory of Princess Diana, whose mission is to raise funds for charities around the world and to honor the extraordinary charitable achievements of extraordinary individuals.
Next to great figures like King Mswati III of Swaziland, who is carrying out a never-ending battle against AIDS, and in memory of the great actress Audrey Hepburn who launched the foundation “The Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund”, “Act for Lebanon” has been awarded the “Humanitarian Rose Award” delivered by his Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Ethiopian Crown Council and grandson of emperor Haile-Selassie.
Mrs. Ivonne Abdel Baki, ex-minister of foreign trade in Ecuador, co-founder of Act for Lebanon and Mr. Fadi Nahas, founder and president of the association were present to receive this symbol of international recognition for all the efforts they deployed to promote the Lebanon of hope, youth and talent.
Launched in Lebanon more than a year ago, Act for Lebanon is an initiative of solidarity grouping Lebanese and friends of Lebanon in an active network servicing education, arts and culture promotion and also, bringing out to put under the spotlight exceptional talents of the Lebanese youth.
Click here for the related Press Release
Click here for the related article in An-Nahar Newspaper
Click here for the related article in L'orient-Le Jour Newspaper