Thursday, July 26, 2012

Magsaysay Award for Indian social activist

Indian social activist Kulandei Francis whose community initiatives in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, helped thousands of rural women to form micro enterprises to break out of poverty, is one among this year’s six winners of the Magsaysay Award.
His main contribution was in the form of Integrated Village Development Project(IVDP). 
Magsaysay award is given by Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF). This award is given in memory of Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay who was was the seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines.

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