The last week has been extremely exciting in the office due to a race for $100,000.
LSN, along with 9 other organizations, has been selected as a finalist for 1 of 10 prizes for the award, “Ayudando a Quienes Ayudan 2008” (Helping Those Who Help Others) given by the Gloria Kriete Foundation every year: http://archive.laprensa.com.sv/20080617/planbella/1081428.asp
The award is given to human rights organizations who are helping to address social issues in El Salvador. The grand total of the top three prizes is $225,000, awarded in the following denominations: (1) $100,000; (1) $75,000; (1) $50,000. The rest of the finalists will receive smaller denominations of $10,000. LSN has stated that it will use the prize money to promote its new mission as an autonomous organization, slated for January 2009: to work with survivors of armed conflict and people with disabilities, applying the methodology of equal support in order to better the quality of life in the health, economic opportunity, and human rights programs.
The final awards will be announced on July 17th, 2008 at a grand gala in El Salvador. I will keep you posted on the status as the date nears. Stay tuned!
Posted By Larissa Hotra
Posted Jun 20th, 2008