The Men of Honour Awards is Digicel PNG Foundation’s innovative campaign against violence, designed to create conversation around the issue for a pendulum shift in attitudes by recognising ordinary men doing extraordinary deeds.
Digicel Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, said she was excited to have a strong woman who has had an inspiring 15 year political career, having served Papua New Guinea with distinction in a house dominated by men, and someone who is also a passionate advocate for Human Rights.
“I truly believe this shows the influence her late husband, Sir Buri Kidu, has had on representing what women and children can achieve when they have good men around them as role models,” Mahuru said.
Dame Carol takes over from Governor Powes Parkop as patron.
Mahuru said Parkop had to be released as the patron due to the upcoming national election and did not want the Men of Honour Campaign to have any affiliation to the political endeavors of any individual.
Dame Carol has been a vocal supporter of the Men of Honour Campaign and believes the campaign is sowing the seeds for real and lasting change to happen in Papua New Guinea.
18 remarkable finalists have been selected out of 94 outstanding nominations received from communities around the country. The 7 member independent panel of judges has screened the category finalists with the amazing stories to be shared on the auspicious Men of Honour Awards Gala Night, scheduled for Saturday 29 April, 2017, at the Stanley Hotel & Suites in Port Moresby.
Tickets are going for K1000 per person or K9000 for a corporate table of 10 heads.
Digicel PNG Foundation office can be contacted via email MenOfHonour@digicelgroup.com or call 72222601 for the purchase of tickets.
(File picture of Dame Carol and Beatrice Mahuru at 2015-16 MOH Awards Gala Night)