The Hermann Gmeiner Award

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The Hermann Gmeiner Award can be awarded every second year.

It is a monetary prize which is assigned for extraordinary performances on humanitarian, professional, sporting, educational or cultural domain. The particular target group for this price is men and women who grew up in an SOS Children’s Villages programme and young people who live in an SOS programme. 

All SOS CV’s co-workers are invited to participate in an online voting process.

It is awarded to people or groups of people that have grown up at an SOS Children's Village or young people that are currently living in one. The money comes from the interest gained on an earmarked foundation. The award is currently 5,000 euros per awardee.

Local facility directors, national and regional directors, as well as the continental directors, the Secretary General and the President of SOS-Kinderdorf International are on the lookout for suitable candidates everywhere across the world where SOS Children's Villages is active: young people who are making use of the opportunities they have and are leading successful lives, whether that be because they are finishing their education despite adverse circumstances, or because they have passed their final exams with flying colours, or made an exceptional achievement in social areas.

Ms Daliborka Matanovic, Croatia and Mr William Silva dos Santos, Brazil are the winners of the Hermann Gmeiner Award 2016. The awarding ceremony will take place on the occasion of the General Assembly of SOS Children's Villages International in June 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria. Read more about Daliborka and William ...