Shining World Leadership Awards

Awards of Month --
August, Golden Year 4 (2007)


7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Australia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Australia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the donation of AUS$2.2 million in emergency aid to monsoon affected people in Bangladesh and Nepal.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ China    

China waives US$15.3 million debt owed by Guyana.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Russia    

Russian writes off 90% of Afghanistan's US$11 billion debt.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdellahi of Mauritania  

President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdellahi of Mauritania pledges to abolish slavery, mandating officials' intervention if they become aware of this practice.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Christopher Hohn  

Christopher Hohn of Great Britain contributes £230 million to start the Children's Investment Fund Foundation to help children in developing countries.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Peter Cruddas  

Peter Cruddas of Great Britain starts a foundation with £100 million to support disadvantaged youths.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ United States of America  

The United States of America gifts US$37 million for a bridge connecting Afghanistan and Tajik.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ South Korea  

South Korea gives an additional US$7.5 million in flood aid to North Korea.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ European Union

European Union donates €4 million to Central African Republic (CAR) to assist Sudanese refugees from Darfur as well as repatriating CAR citizens.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Ireland  

Ireland pledges an additional €5.2 million to its Aid for Trade program.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Norway  

Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides US$2.5 million in relief aid to Pakistan.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Iran  

Iran helps Iraq with US$5 million to renovate its telecommunication system.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Carlos Slim Helú  

Carlos Slim Helú of Mexico pledges to donate 1.25 million laptops to children.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ European Union  

The European Union pledges €2.6 million (US$3.6 million) for environmental programs in Kenya.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Nairobi  

Nairobi, Kenya bans smoking in public venues.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ European Union, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Djibouti government  

The European Union, UNICEF, and Djibouti government provide water and sanitation programs in Djibout.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Matt Damon & Frank Marshall  

American actor Matt Damon and producer Frank Marshall raise funds for the Children's Center to help children with medical and physical disabilities.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ France

France grants €1 million for rural development in Âu Lạc (Vietnam).

 5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ The Netherlands

The Netherlands provides €500,000 in emergency aid for floods in Nepal.  

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ President Bingu wa Mutharika

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi donates their surplus crops to the adjacent South African countries stricken by drought.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ Finland and Ethiopia

Finland and Ethiopia partner to ensure safe drinking water in the Amhara region.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ Jean Madden

Jean Madden of Brisbane, Australia, supplies street bedding for the homeless.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ Ofir Drori

Ofir Drori of Israel co-founded The Last Great Ape (LAGA) to protect endangered animals in Cameroon.