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The Laura Vicuņa Foundation was awarded 3rd Prize at the 2005 Asia Pacific NGO Awards held at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore on September 9, 2005.
It was earlier named as country winner in the nationwide search for outstanding NGOs. In the regional finals, the Laura Vicuņa Foundation competed with winners from Hongkong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Now on its second year, the 2005 Asia Pacific NGO awards is organized by Resource Alliance
and Citigroup Asia Pacific and funded by the Citigroup Foundation
to recognize the best NGOs in the region based on professional management, innovation in local resource mobilization and the effectiveness of the organization's programmes in improving the lives of people they serve.
In his keynote speech during the awarding ceremonies, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and 2nd Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore, lauded the country winners for having the key requirements of well-run NGOs - accountability, competency and responsibility, calling each of the NGOs, champions of society.
Sr. Alicia S. Fulgencio, President of the Foundation, received the award while Sr. Maria Victoria P. Sta. Ana, FMA and Sr. Maria Josefina S. Carrasco, FMA, Executive Director and Finance Officer, respectively, participated in the Masterclass workshop.
2005 Asia Pacific NGO Awards Winners.
The Senior Citizen Home Safety Association of Hong Kong was awarded the title NGO of the year. Second Prize went to the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation of Taiwan. Proclaimed joint third prize winners are the Laura Vicuna Foundation, Philippines; Ren Ci Hospital and Medical Center, Singapore; and Save the Children, South Korea. Other country winners are Yayasan Mitra Netra of Indonesia; Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah and Malaysia.
Outstanding Social Worker Award in the Field Services to Children and Families In Especially Difficult Circumstances - Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI), November 15, 2000
Women Helping Women Award in the field of Human Rights, in conducting education on various issues against domestic violence - Soroptimist International, March 6, 2002
Post Yokohama Mid-Term Review of the East Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference and Action Plan Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, November 8-10, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand, LVFI representative: Sr. Ma. Victoria P. Sta. Ana, FMA
Conference on Children & Residential Care, May 12-16, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden, LVFI representative: Analiza L. Palajorin
Regional conference on birth Registration & NGO Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Ministerial Conference, January 6-10, 2003, Bangkok, Thailand, LVFI representative: Emy V. Caramay, RSW
Women Mediator of Peace Conference, April 24-28, 2002 Chennai, India, LVFI representatives: Sr. Maria Victoria P. Sta Ana,FMA and Emy V. Caramay, RSW
Seminar on Protective Behavior for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, April 27-May 19, 1999, Adelaide, Australia, LVFI representative: Josielyn D. Hugo, RSW
First Asian Welfare Education & Culture Exchange Program, January 17-24, 1997, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, LVFI representatives: Sr. Maria Victoria P. Sta. Ana, FMA and Sylvia Tolentino, RSW together with five children participants of the LVFI Streetchildren Drop-In Center
Seminar on Psychosocial Intervention, Hanoi, Vietnam, LVFI representative: Lorena Ragus, RSW