Official Results: Asia-Pacific Messengers of Peace Heroes Award 2018
In recognition of their outstanding contributions in making positive changes in communities and in the lives of other people, we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Asia-Pacific Messengers of Peace Heroes Award 2018.
Since 2015, Nawang made MoP programmes and projects accessible to young people throughout Bhutan, providing them avenues to heighten awareness about peace, conduct and oversee community development projects and services.
Kailash Vimal Pillay
Kailash has built an extensive network of leaders who serve as local coordinators to spread the message of peace at grassroots level, spearheaded peace actions in communities that enhanced the image of Scouting in Fiji. At the recent flooding in Fiji, a dedicated pool of leaders rendered commendable relief efforts in collaboration with partners.
'We can do this!' is the mantra of Jyoti, a government employee who conceptualized the Samarth projects. He and his group helped run an orphanage funded through local donations, inspiring over a hundred Rover Scouts and Rangers to render services such as routine clean-up, refurbishment of the facility, and even organising interactive and fun games.
As a unit leader, Kaur is very effective in preparing young boys and girls for formal schooling. A teacher by profession, she started evening classes for children below the poverty line, inspiring them to value and pursue their education. She led 11 children to go to regular schooling thru scholarships from donors.
Amir Hamzah Bin Aman
Amir began was a Cub Scout who worked through the ranks until he became Malaysia’s National Commissioner for the Better World Framework. He ushered the growth of the MoP network in Malaysia and organised various community development projects, including MoP courses in jamborees and trainings.
Karl Lyel B. Lim
A teacher by profession, Lyel spearheaded a yearly Walk the World project in his Scout unit. Through their collective efforts, they collected slippers and shoes and donated them to less fortunate families and kids in far-flung villages in Rizal province. His project has since been replicated in different parts of the Philippines.