It is with the most distinct honor and pleasure for DEPDC/GMS to announce that Khun Sompop Jantraka has been officially named as one of three finalists to receive the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award. Khun Sompop is being considered for his lifetime of dedication to eradicating human trafficking and child exploitation and empowering youth all over the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
Robert Burns is a famous Scottish poet whose works include: “To a Mouse”, “Tam O’ Shanter”, and “A Red, Red Rose”. Robert Burns is a highly revered historical figure in Scotland, his nickname being “the Son of Scotland”.
The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award has been presented to those individuals or foundations who have “shown selflessness and dedication in a bid to save, enrich or improve the lives of others through the protection and promotion of human rights and work to deliver social reform” since 2002. It is an internationally recognized award that is considered a great honor to receive. The award ceremony is apart of Scotland’s Winter Festival and is funded by the Scottish government.
The ceremony will take place on January 22, 2015 in Ayrshire Scotland. Khun Sompop will be traveling to Scotland with International Volunteer, Channing. She is responsible for nominating him back in October of 2014, and he is eager for her to share in the experience.
We are so very proud of all of Khun Sompop’s accomplishments and wish him the best of luck in Scotland!
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