Winners of the fourth edition of the Excellence Award from the Professional Development Foundation (PDF) were honored in a celebration at the Giza Pyramids earlier this week under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
The annual award aims at promoting NGOs who contribute to solving the problems of society.
The winner of the first prize, valued at LE150,000, was Konouz Al-Bardawil of the Association for Comprehensive Development in North Sinai. The award was granted for the association’s project to increase the quality of fish and reduce marine hazards in Al-Bardawil Lake.
In second place came the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Hearing-Impaired in Cairo. The LE100,000 award was given to Nidaa Association for the Rehabilitation of Deaf Children for their efforts with children with hearing and visual needs.
Giza’s Association of Friends of the National Heart Institute won third place and LE75,000 for “Better Job Opportunity for a Better Life”. The Bedaya Association for Charity in Giza came fourth with LE50,000 for providing children’s incubators.
For the first time, PDF presented the award for the best association to raise awareness. The award went to Bedaya which was presented the prize at the celebration attended by NGOs representatives, development experts, and public figures interested in development projects.
Since its launch in 2016, more than 800 NGOs participated in the NGOs Award of Excellence competition. In 2019, over 300 NGOs applied to take part, and only 13 civil society associations made it to the final round.