Accra, March 13, GNA - Dr. Fred Mednick, the Founder of Teachers Without Borders, has received this year’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace at the 16th National Peace Symposium of the Ahmadiyya Community, held in London.
The Award is in recognition of his efforts to provide unfettered access to education to some of the most neglected parts of the world.
He took home a trophy, a certificate and an undisclosed amount of money.
The National Peace Symposium was outdoored in 2009 by the Ahmadiyya Community to honour individuals, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to peace and development in various parts of the world.
The award, which was presented by Hadzrat Mirza Masroor Ahmed, the Spiritual Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is to celebrate such individuals and to motivate others to make conscious efforts to make the world a better place through innovation and engagement.
Dr Mednick, in his remarks said: “With this award, Your Holiness, the Ahmadiyya Community has heard the teachers’ voice and has heard the teachers’ song; l can only say here today, I’m honoured by the hospitality and warmth and openness of this community”.
“We shall do our best, Insha’Allah (God willing), to reach every teacher we can on this planet and even more teachers and more children in those small places everywhere on earth.”
The National Peace symposium is a key event of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, the largest mosque in Western Europe, with an audience of more than 1000.
These include 700 dignitaries and guests from 30 countries, including Ministers, Ambassadors of State, Members of Parliament, media and religious leaders.
The event promotes a deeper understanding of Islam and other faiths and seeks to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace.
Teachers Without Borders, launched in 2000, is a non-profit global teacher professional development organisation with membership in more than 180 countries.
It connects teachers to information and to each other towards improving the quality of teaching to facilitate student achievement.