Chosen from over 10 million acts of peace worldwide, we are very proud to announce that Little Sun has won the prestigious Billion Acts Hero Award in the Best Social Enterprise category!
The ceremony took place last night in Monaco during the Monte Carlo TV Festival, and Little Sun’s Head of Press and Communications Rabea Koss was there to receive the prize from Nobel Prize Winner Betty Williams:
“We are very happy to be represented among such a fantastic array of change makers. Little Sun is all about global togetherness for a better planet. With PeaceJam and the Billion Acts, we can spread our mission further and raise awareness for sustainability and the need for global action.”
Betty Williams premiered her documentary Contagious Courage at the Monte Carlo TV festival, a film directed and produced by Peace Jam’s co-founders Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff. It tells the story of Betty Williams engagement aa a young mother living in Northern Ireland 50 years ago, when her country teetered on the brink of a civil war.
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The Peacejam Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
The One Billion Acts of Peace Campaign is led by 14 Nobel Prize winners, including the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, and aims to create One Billion Acts of Peace worldwide by 2020, whilst in doing so inspiring peacemakers, community leaders, and individuals to join the cause and take an active role in changing the world, one Act of Peace at a time.
And they are doing it! An amazing 50 million Acts of Peace have already been recorded since May 2014, in more than 150 countries worldwide.
The awards are held every year, honoring global citizen movements designed to tackle the most important challenges facing our planet today, and to actively create a more sustainable and peaceful world. Awards were given out in the following categories: Best Non-Profit Act (Rotary International), Best Youth Act (Rethaka), Best University Act (Student Action for Refugees), Best Social Enterprise Act (Little Sun), Best Community Act (Peace is a Lifestyle) and Best Up and Coming Peacemaker Act (Ba Futuru & We Dine Together).
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