MILANO HOSTS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS
Youth for Human Rights Italy holds its annual Human Rights Hero Awards 2018.
Every year, Youth for Human Rights Italy holds its annual Human Rights Hero Awards and 2018 was no exception. This time the prestigious event was held at the Teatro Gerolamo, near the famous Duomo di Milano cathedral. It opened with a stirring performance by Italian tenor Carmelo Sorce.
The event was sponsored by the Lombardy provincial government (Milano is its capital), the North Italy League of South American and Caribbean Consulates (representing 38 consulates), the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Planet Foundation and the Church of Scientology of Italy.
Coinciding with the International Day of Africa, one of the three awards was bestowed upon Cristina Fazzi, a medical doctor who has been working in Zambia for 18 years helping those in need. Gianfranco Ranieri, a Rotary Club member, was the second awardee. An active humanitarian since 1979, he has directed an organization that has built schools in Kenya to help more than 15,000 kids. The final award went to the Rock No War Foundation, led by its President Giorgio Amadessi. The group aims to bring help and joy to areas that are underdeveloped and in poverty due to war. They have carried out projects on five continents.
The news of the newly anointed Human Rights Heroes ran on national news media channel TgCom 24, encouraging others to take up the cause of human rights advocacy and education.
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