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Wole Soyinka Award for Humanistic Ideals
stablished in 2014, the Wole Soyinka Award for Humanistic Ideals celebrates individuals or organisations who have undertaken activity or action that has provided solution to a public service problem or addressed social injustice within a community or state.
The undertaken action or activity must be verifiable, sustainable and have brought about measurable improvement to the safety and welfare condition of a reasonable percentage of the population. The impact of the activity or action on social harmony and peaceful coexistence will also be taken into account.
The Wole Soyinka Award for Humanistic Ideals is awarded by an Independent Award Committee composed of eminent figures, accomplished professionals in their chosen fields of endeavour.
The Prize will be awarded to individuals and organisations who meet the pre-set qualification criteria, without recourse to their location, place or country of residence.
Details about the award:
- Recognises and celebrates individuals or organisations who have taken action or embarked on activities to arouse and sensitize the conscience and awareness of their communities to stand against breaches of rights and freedoms of the citizens, individually or collectively; lifted people out of poverty and paved the way for sustainable, equitable prosperity and peaceful coexistence.
- Highlights exceptional role models for the country, Nigeria.
- Through the prize, identify and encourage Change Leaders and by so doing create a continually expanding circle of role models and Change Agents across different professions and endeavours.
- An individual, organisation or group that have taken concrete, verifiable action to address public service problem(s).
- An individual, organisation or group that have taken concrete, verifiable action, or aroused the conscience of the people to stand against social injustice, human rights and freedoms.
- The action or activity must impact the livelihood, welfare and safety of the greatest possible number of people within a community or state.
- Only a single prize can be awarded to one individual, organisation or group in a calendar year.
- Cash award of US$ 6,000.00 (Six Thousand United States Dollars).
- A commemorative plaque.
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"For me, justice is the prime condition of humanity." "You cannot live a normal existence if you haven't taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence."
– Wole Soyinka
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