Shining World Leadership Awards

The Shining World Leadership Award is an honor offered by Supreme Master Ching Hai in recognition of outstanding effort and enlightened leadership in creating a bright future for humanity. It is presented with compliments and gratitude to recognize exemplary kindness and positive acts by governments, leaders, and individual benefactors around the world. The rating in hearts is a symbol of love from God and to encourage compassion toward all beings.

Award of the Month (March 2007)

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Denny Sanford
Denny Sanford, chairman and chief executive officer of United National Corporation, donates US$400 million to a health-care system in Sioux Falls, South Dakota , USA.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Germany and United States
Germany forgives 100 percent of Liberia’s US$230 million debt. The US forgives Liberia’s US$391 million debt and requests US$35 million from Congress to help Liberia with its repayment of other loans.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides US$31.5 million to rehabilitate and reconstruct irrigation systems in Aceh and Nias, Indonesia.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Canada
Canada spends another $200 million Canadian dollars on reconstruction in Afghanistan.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Daughters of Africa and Pediatric AIDS Canada
Canada donates US$100,000 to an HIV/AIDS program for adolescent girls in Africa. The money has been channeled through Daughters of Africa.

Award of the Month (April 2007)

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Denmark
Denmark contributes US$670,000 to help indigenous peoples in the Americas.

Japan makes a US$4.5 million donation to help alleviate the conditions of displaced Iraqis in Syria and Jordan and grants an additional US$100 million for reconstruction aid in Iraq.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Irena Sendler
Irena Sendler is honored by her native Poland for helping 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - United States
The United States contributes nearly US$22 billion towards rebuilding Iraq.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - European Union Helps Tanzania
The European Union donates 16 million euros to Tanzania to help refugees and plans on assisting Tanzania with development assistance worth 440 million euros over the next five years.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - European Commission Helps World Hunger
The European Commission donates 135 million euros to assist in halving world hunger and poverty by 2015.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - World Bank
The World Bank sets up an insurance fund to help countries finance recovery efforts related to extreme weather. The fund will provide up to US$50 million that can be used by countries to begin recovery very quickly after extreme weather.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Paris Club
The Paris Club forgives US$18 billion in outstanding debt owed by Nigeria after Nigeria uses extra revenues from high oil prices to repay US$12 billion in debt to the Paris Club.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank forgives the debts of five of Latin America’s least prosperous nations - Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The US$4.4 billion debt relief will free up cash for these countries to improve the lives of their citizens.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Russia
Russia writes off the remaining US$160 million owed by Ethiopia.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Venezuela
Venezuela donates US$3.9 million for agricultural development in Mali and Burkina Faso.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Japan
Japan provides US$4.2 million in food aid to the Palestinian refugees.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
The OPEC’s fund for International Development provides US$99.3 million to increase development efforts across the globe.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - Ireland
Irish politicians introduce a bill to end all animal testing on monkeys and other primates.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Australia
Australia donates US$11.5 million to boost relief aid in the Asia Pacific.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Japan
Japan offers US$2.6 million for the Food Aid program to Nepal.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Denmark
Denmark provides US$8.6 million to support the peace in Nepal.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Denmark
Denmark donates US$45 million to Zambia for infrastructure development, water and sanitation, education and good governance.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - European Union
The European Union donates 12 million euros to help refugees and displaced persons in Colombia and surrounding areas.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - United Kingdom
The United Kingdom donates US$13.7 million to the World Food Program for refugees and displaced persons in Uganda.

Award of the Month (May 2007)

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hines Interests LP, Houston Endowment, Laura and John Arnold
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hines Interests LP, Houston Endowment, and Laura and John Arnold help underprivileged students by pledging US$10 million each to Houston, USA’s Knowledge is Power Program.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Credit Union Foundation of Ireland
Ireland donates 100,000 euros to help Ethiopian women become self-sufficient.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Denmark, European Union, France, Jordan, Germany, Sweden, Syria, and the United States
Denmark, European Union, France, Jordan, Germany, Sweden, Syria, and the United States reach out to Iraqi refugees by granting asylum or with millions of US dollars in aid.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - France
France donates 100 million euros to Yemen for modernization and development initiative.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - George Soros
George Soros donates US$3 million to alleviate tuberculosis in Africa.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Lord Sainsbury
Lord Sainsbury of Turville gives 400 million of a planned 1 billion donation for development in Africa, plant biology and research.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Madonna
Madonna’s “Raising Malawi” charity plans to provide homes, education, and medical care.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - South Africa
South Africa donates US$26 million to Liberia for debt reduction and the promotion of “sustainable democracy.”

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - State of California, USA
California establishes marine protection plan, restricting fishing across 200 square miles of water.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - United States of America
The United States waives 13 percent of Costa Rican obligations in debt-for-nature swap.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - World Bank / IMF
World Bank and International Monetary Fund forgive 90 percent of Sao Tome’s debt.

Award of the Month (June 2007)

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - American Idol / Fox Broadcasting Corporation
American Idol show on Fox Broadcasting Corporation raises US$60 million for children, food and health services in the US and Africa.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Arnold Schwarzenegger
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes bold actions to clean up California’s air, water, landscape and climate.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - China
China urges the world to reduce or cancel African debt.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Egypt
Egypt waives US$800 million in Iraqi debt.

8 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Italy and Germany
European Union asks Italy and Germany to draft UN resolution for worldwide ban on death penalty.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Government of southern Sudan
Government of Southern Sudan pledges US$55 million to the World Food Program to help develop food independence in the region.

7 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Jang Hoon Kim
Famous Korean singer, Jang Hoon Kim, has donated 99% of his earnings over the past 9 years to charity.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Kuwait
Kuwait approves US$5 million aid to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - MIDROC (Mohammed International Development, Research and Organization Companies)
Mohammed International Development, Research and Organization pledges US$20 million to Clinton HIV/AIDS Foundation.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Miles Hilton-Barber
Blind British pilot Miles Hilton-Barber flies from London to Sydney to raise 2 million to reduce blindness in developing countries.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ -Natalie Portman
Vegan actress Natalie Portman co-chairs the Village Banking Campaign to alleviate poverty.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - New Zealand
New Zealand makes record increase in international aid budget.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - North American Wetlands Conservation
The North American Wetlands Conservation Act grants US$1 million for bird sanctuary restoration.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Organization of Islamic Conference
The Organization of Islamic Conference provides US$10 billion anti-poverty fund.

5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥ - Qatar, Libya, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan.
Qatar, Libya, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan donate over US$327 million for teachers’ salaries in Palestine.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Pakistan
Pakistan donates US$5 Million to aid Afghan refugees.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia provides US$39 million for Palestinian refugees’ houses.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - The Netherlands
The Netherlands grants legal residency to immigrants.

6 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥ - US Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives US$71 million to clean up industrial pollution in 38 states.

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