Press Release 28/02/2018
Hope For Children CRC Policy Center is awarded the National Energy Globe Award 2017
“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, the international, independent and humanitarian organization, has been awarded yesterday evening by the Austrian Ambassador Ms. Eva Maria Ziegler and the Austrian Trade Commissioner and Head of the Commercial Department of the Austrian Embassy “ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA” Mr. Gerd Dueckelmann-Dublany with the “The National Energy Globe Award Cyprus 2017”. With more than 178 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. The Energy Globe Awards are broadcasted worldwide through 400 different channels reaching an audience of 3 billion people taking place annually since 1999.
Mr. Joseph Varughese, Director General of the organization and initiator of the project “Environmentally Sustainable Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors” received the prize for creating a sustainable living environment for children. Mr Varughese said of this: “We are honoured to have received such a respected award and pleased to be acknowledged of our work with unaccompanied minors and their education when it comes to environmental sustainability issues”.
As the Austrian Trade Commissioner said: “By teaching eco-friendly habits HFC gives their minors also a much needed sense of purpose and responsibility.”
The Acting Director of the Water Development Department, Mr Charalambos Hadjipakkos, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, and the President of the CYPRUS-AUSTRIA Business Association Mr. Nicos Kyriakides held welcoming speeches.
Among the distinguished guests were H.E. the Ambassador of Israel in Nicosia Mr. Shmuel (Sammy) Revel, representatives of other Embassies, Municipalities, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights, representatives of the Social Welfare Services and the Asylum Service, the Head of the European Funds Unit, as well as representatives from Chambers and several esteemed Cypriot companies.
Austrian Ambassador Ms. Eva Maria Ziegler and the Austrian Trade Commissioner Head of the Commercial Department of the Austrian Embassy “ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA” Mr. Gerd Dueckelmann-Dublany and Director-General Mr. Joseph Varughese of "Hope for children" CRC Policy Center with the “The National Energy Globe Award Cyprus 2017”