UK disability charity wins international AGFUND $100,000 prize
Published on 3 October 2002, by howardlake
The Cambodia Trust has won the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND) Prize for pioneering development work.
The announcement was made by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Present of AGFUND. The trophy and the $100,000 prize will be presented in an award ceremony at UNESCO in Paris, in December 2002.
The Cambodia Trust's rehabilitation project was selected from 73 nominations in the category, "Rehabilitation and social integration of people with special needs", reserved for pioneering projects implemented by non-governmental organisations.
Kathleen Biggs, Director of the Trust's projects in Cambodia, said: "2002 is the 10th anniversary of our presence in Cambodia, and it's been an incredible year for us so far. We've achieved ISO accreditation, we've had a visit from HRH The Princess Royal, we've been featured on the BBC - and now we've won this prestigious award. Everyone here is delighted that the hard work and dedication of our founders and our staff has been recognised in this way."