The Edhi Foundation has been awarded Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity (fourth edition 2018-2019).
The US$1 million, along with a medal of pure gold and a high certificate of appreciation was awarded to Faisal Edhi, Chairman Edhi Foundation, at a grand royal ceremony by His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon at the grand celebration hall of the Isa Cultural Center in the Al-Fateh Compound in the capital Manama.
The event was attended by high profile, world-renowned figures, including official and community delegations.
The Isa Award for Service to Humanity, which is given every two years, was established in 2008 by a Royal Decree from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain.
It is in commemoration of Bahrain King’s father, the late Emir His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and in recognition of individuals that have dedicated their lives to humanitarian work.
The Award has been given following recommendations by the International Jury, which selected the EDHI Foundation after shortlisting several qualifiers from different countries.