Co-founder of Defend International Dr. Widad has been awarded by the Algeria-based National Organization for Future Generations for being a passionate advocate of bridging the gap between cultures, and making valuable contributions to humanity through the creation of a culture of coexistence and harmony.
Dr. Widad Awarded ‘Special Prize’ For Bridging Gap Between Civilizations
13 December 2013
(Oslo) – Defend International (DI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Widad, co-founder of Defend International is the recipient of the 2013 ‘Special Prize’ by the National Organization for Future Generations, based in Algeria for being a passionate advocate of bridging the gap between civilizations and cultures. This highly honorable award seeks to honor, when merited, exceptional leaders in the MENA region who have made valuable contributions to humanity through the creation of a culture of coexistence and harmony.
Mr. Dahman Elheddi, President of National Organization for Future Generations (NOFG), presented the award on December 13, 2013 saying that Dr. Widad was honored today for “her tremendous efforts to build bridges between civilizations and cultures through dialogue and collaboration.” Before wishing her continued success and progress in 2014, he stated that all members of NOFG are pleased to recognise Dr. Widad’s strong work ethic and her commitment to a culture of inclusion and diversity.
Commenting on receiving the prestigious award, Dr. Widad said she was overwhelmed and humbled by the recognition. “I am really touched to receive the award. It is an honor just to be nominated, and I am proud that our work has been publicly recognised. I have a lot of admiration to Mr. Dahman Elheddi and his colleagues, as well as all members of Defend International. I would like to thank them for the contribution they have made to humanity and the inclusive attitude they have,” she said.
Dr. Widad congratulated Mr. Elheddi and DI members for their tenacity and for being powerful contributors to a culture of human rights and peace. “I strongly believe that we have exceptional members who do not spare any effort to promote peace and democracy through cultural relations and diplomacy,” she stated.
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