ISTANBUL: Permata, the brainchild of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is getting a 3G Children Welfare Award yesterday in recognition of its achievement.
The prime minister’s wife as patron and staunch advocator for children welfare since the implementation of the programme in 2007 would be receiving the award on Permata’s behalf.
The award would be presented during the inaugural Global Good Governance Awards (3G Awards) 2016 ceremony at Hyatt Regency Hotel here.
Cambridge IF Analytica executive chairman Prof Humayon Dar said Permata, which focuses on efforts in promoting talents and other leadership qualities in children attracted a large number of global polls, defeating other nominees in the same category.
The 3G award, he said, is a recognition of the excellent work Permata had been doing for the past few years and would highlight its success at international level.
“There are few examples for this kind of success and I must congratulate the Malaysian government and of course Permata for taking up this important issue (children welfare).
“We would like the whole world to look at success stories of Permata and where it is possible to emulate this model.
“This is absolutely important and I think this is a good service to humanity, coming from Malaysia, coming from Permata to showcase how talent can be nurtured from early age,” Dar said in an interview ahead of the ceremony.
According to him, the highlight of the award ceremony would be a performance by 60 Permata Seni children in choir, dance and music orchestra.
On Wednesday, the children showcased a 30-minute performance at Sabiha Gokcen Airport here.
Meanwhile, Malaysia is expected to receive four more awards from a total of 24 to be presented during the ceremony.
The other four recipents are Universiti Teknologi Mara, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, Agro Bank and Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu).
The 3G Awards developed by Cambridge IF Analytica, a financial services intelligence house are presented to governments, corporates and non-governmental organisations for excellence in transparency, good governance and social responsibility. — Bernama