Press Release

6 NGOs from across India win the finale of 7th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2016

Mumbai, September 13, 2016: Spirit of Humanity, an initiative by Americares, recognized and rewarded 6 NGOs in varied impact sectors in its finale held on September 12, 2016 at J W Marriott Mumbai Sahar.  The participating organizations went through three rigorous levels of shortlisting and the winners were announced in a grand award ceremony in the evening.

The winners of each of the award categories are:

Category Name

Winning NGO

Zone

Child Care

SANKALP INDIA FOUNDATION

South

Disability

YOUTH4JOBS FOUNDATION

South

Education

VIDYA POSHAK

North

Health

BANGALORE HOSPICE TRUST

South

Livelihood

YOUTH4JOBS FOUNDATION

South

Women's Empowerment

RESCUE FOUNDATION

West

Spirit of Humanity is a national level platform for collaboration, capacity building and recognition within the social sector in India. The finale of The 7th Spirit of Humanity brought together not-for-profit organizations, academia, government authorities, thought leaders and corporations for sustained engagement and cross learning.

Apart from the NGO felicitations, the event celebrated the completion of 10 years of Americares in India. It also served as a platform for unveiling the new visual identity of Americares- a bold, modern and global logo which illustrates that humanity is at the heart of everything the organization does. 

The 7th Spirit of Humanity was organized in partnership with Abbott, Bharat Serums and Vaccines, The Hans Foundation, JW Marriott, SPJIMR, KPMG, NIC Interactive and Hexacraft.

The winners of the award received a prize amount, trophy and certificate of excellence from the esteemed organizers. They also received opportunities to share their work and meet numerous CSR heads

About Spirit of Humanity

The Spirit of Humanity, by Americares India, was launched in 2010 to identify and honor excellence by NGOs working for the underprivileged. Over the years, Spirit of Humanity has served as a centre of excellence, bringing together leaders across various fields, from the social sector to corporations. The organizers of the award, supported by KPMG (process advisors and evaluators) and eminent jury members, follow a rigorous procedure for shortlisting the entries for the finals.

For more information, visit spiritofhumanity.org.in