WANGO Awards have been presented to 31 organizations and eight individuals since 2002. Together they comprise WANGO’s Circle of Excellence of past award recipients. Among them are Rotary International; the Bahrain Women Association for Human Development; Inuit Circumpolar Council; Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former director general of UNESCO; H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand; and the late H.E. Kenneth Kaunda, founding president of Zambia. A list of all awardees can be viewed below.
Statements of Past Awardees
"We must continue to encourage each other to be agents of change, and be among the small group of people who make things happen, rather than watch them happen."
Founder, Green Belt Movement
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
"[I am] honored to be part of this community, helping to heal, not to hurt. And, there is nothing so powerful as the human act of giving."
Founder, Small Kindness
"The NGO community has a very important role in helping to mobilize the people, in helping vest them with the recognition that they do have the power and the duty to make a difference."
Founder, PeaceWorks Foundation
Founder, KIND Snacks
"After we received the award, we were acknowledged by the government and were inspired to translate the WANGO Code of Ethics into Arabic."
Vice President, Bahrain Women Association for Human Development
"We are headed to a world of teams, teams of teams that are working together in flexible ways. Now a team means that everyone on the team needs to be a player. In a world of very fast change, that means they have to be a changemaker. … The WANGO membership are the very cutting edge of that revolution."
Gerard "Jerry" Inzerillo
H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi
World Information Transfer (WIT)
H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Gambari
International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH)
Hospicio de San Jose
World Association of Early Childhood Education (AMEI-WAECE)
Ecotrópica - Fundação de Apoio à Vida nos Trópicos
The Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (CCRR)
Chief Oren Lyons
South Society for Special Education
Altai Foundation of Russia
Free the Children
Paz y Cooperación
Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS)
Ladies Charitable Society (LCS)
Roots of Peace
Hogar Crea Dominicano
Buccoo Reef Trust
United Families International (UFI)
Peace Works Foundation
H.E. Kenneth David Kaunda
Green Belt Movement
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
African American Islamic Institute
Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)
Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization
Bahrain Women Association for Human Development
Bishop William E. Swing & United Religions Initiative
Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress
Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza