Accra, Oct. 6, GNA - Mr Prince Williams Oduro, the Executive Director of the African Rights Initiative International (ARII), has received the humanitarian award in the Non-profit category of the forty under 40 awards.
Mr Oduro, who is also the Executive Director of Doctors in the Gap, beat 11 other competitors to win the prestigious award.
The competitors included Mr Benjamin Boakye (Africa Centre for Energy Policy), Ms Caritas Aryee (Tatas & Friends Foundation Accra), Dr Nii Kotei Dzani (Groupe Ideal), Ms. Deborah Oduro (Dynamic United Stars African Foundation).
ARII undertakes major projects targeted towards saving children in emergency, getting every child to school, protecting children from all forms of exploitation.
It also assists communities with socio economic developmental projects that seeks to better the lives of individuals.
Doctors in the Gap is a Non- Governmental Organisation that seeks to provide health care delivery to deprived communities found in hard-to-reach areas of Ghana.
Speaking after the receiving the award, Mr Oduro said expressed gratitude to the organisers for the honour saying "it comes as a strong motivation in our commitment to build the world's largest African humanitarian network and reaching out to millions of Africans who need our support so badly.
He said the award also came with a greater responsibility to work hard and to deliver on the core mandate as an organization.
Mr Oduro said a lot had been done yet there are millions more who continue to be victims of poverty and injustice and "it's our collective responsibility to reach out to them all".
The award scheme seeks to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of Ghana's most influential and young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries.
The awardees were Chief Executive Officers committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service who have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries.