Zakaria El Hamel Named Among 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths for 2017
Winner of Pan-African Humanitarian Award Zakaria El Hamel has been named among the 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths in 2017 (100 MPIAY) For his efforts at promoting peace and human rights… According to the organizers, Zakaria was nominated for the work which he has done to “ennoble his community and make the world a better place“. The […]
Winner of Pan-African Humanitarian Award Zakaria El Hamel has been named among the 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths in 2017 (100 MPIAY) For his efforts at promoting peace and human rights... According to the organizers, Zakaria was nominated for the work which he has done to “ennoble his community and make the world a better place“.
The 100 MPIAY is an annual recognition scheme run primarily by Positive Youth’s Africa to salute the efforts of youths of African descent who have inspired many to be positive, purpose-driven, and had strived for the ennoblement of humanity. The nominations were done online from November 10 to December 15, 2017.
In their note of recognition, the organizers said this about El Hamel: “Zakaria Elhamel, a Moroccan human rights activist and humanitarian has been making international waves since he won the Pan African humanitarian award at the Pan African Humanitarian Summit in Tanzania. This award was a token of appreciation for his rigorous fight against social injustices and his life-transforming charitable deeds.
El Hamel is equally renowned for his vigorous peace activism. He is the President and founder of the International Association of Youths for Peace and Dialogue Between Cultures, a nonprofit organization that aims to build a world where youths of different origins and religions can respectfully work together and blend ideas for the development of a better humanity.
His works have earned him several prizes in the domains of human rights and peace and he has been a consultant and keynote speaker for several peace initiatives run by the United Nations Organization.
Although he hails from a country plagued by social injustices and where initiatives like his are obviously not funded by the government, he succeeds to scale through the several challenges he faces to realize his vision. He struggles to raise funds to support his outreaches (media, educational, public) and for his charitable deeds. He has inspired many in the field of social entrepreneurship to pursue their goals even if their projects are underfunded by the government.“.
The selection was done by a committee constituting officials from Positive Youth’s Africa (PYA), Junior Chambers International (JCI), AFROPOLITANIS and the International Network for The Promotion of Oratory Art in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific, better known by its French acronym as RIPAO, last week. The nominees’ list includes popular musician, Cobhams Asuquo, Uganda journalist, Bikeke Saimon, Nigerian Travel blogger,Chiamaka Obuekwe and Ugandan Entrepreneur, Christopher Ategeka.
Positive Youth’s Africa hereby names him one of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths,2017.