What is THE ONE

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Every day we wake up to a world of news accentuating violence, pain and suffering. To offset this imbalance we need to draw our attention to the goodness of mankind that exists in the world. THE ONE was created with the intention to find and empower an individual who is the epitome of the compassion and selflessness that lives within us all.

A Hero. A Healer, An Angel. THE ONE will be called many names.

Most of all THE ONE will inspire all of us and stand as a shining example for all to aspire to be.

THE ONE, was conceptualized and founded by Past District Governor David Harilela 2011-2012, and is the first international humanitarian award launched by Rotary International District 3450.

This award aims to find the unsung hero of today by accessing the powerful Rotary network of over 1.2 million people. As signified by the Rotary motto, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

THE ONE award, will go to that special caring individual who truly puts Service Above Self – THE ONE who dedicates his life to helping those in need every single day.

THE ONE is someone who dedicates himself to the improvement of mankind, works for the highest standard of good, acts with compassion and kindness and can come from any part of the world, regardless of gender, race or ethnic background.

The winner will be awarded with prize money of US$100,000. Each of the three finalists will be awarded with prize money of US$50,000, donated by the award sponsor The Peter Bennett Foundation. The award money must be used to further the awardees’ respective humanitarian-cause and service projects.  The winner will also receive a custom-designed trophy.

THE ONE 2016 is now accepting nominations till the end of January 2016. To help us spot the unsung heroes and give recognition to their selfless work, APPLY NOW.

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