By James Ezema
Nigeria’s renowned nongovernmental organisation, the Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) has received the 2019 New York Award in the Foundation category by the New York Award Program.
Each year, the New York Award Program identifies bodies that it believes have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category.
The program uses various sources of information to gather and analyze and choose the winners in each category.
The 2019 New York Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the New York Award Program and data provided by third parties.
The Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation has been involved in local and international humanitarian services, with special attention on vulnerable members of the society, including women and children.
The foundation has awarded scholarships to indigent children, provided medication and healthcare to rural communities irrespective of tribe, religion or other social affiliations.