Insite’s ex-CEO, Mel McElhatton was awarded the Contribution to Peace and Human Rights Award in the second edition of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malta Global Goals Awards, held on Friday 20th October 2017 at Chateau Buskett in Rabat. The Global Goals Awards night was held as part of JCI Malta’s commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
McElhatton was among the 10 individuals who were awarded during this event, which according to the National President of JCI, Rachel Cassar, “seeks to showcase and honour individuals in our communities who are going the extra mile to bring awareness and effect action towards achieving the Sustainable Development goals”. In this year’s edition, JCI received 32 nominations from the general public. These nominees were then assessed by 3 international judges from within the JCI network, leading to 10 winners, one from each respective category.
The other nine individuals awarded during the JCI Malta Global Goals Awards were: Daniel Fenech for Entrepreneurial Accomplishment; Camillia Appelgren for Environmental Vladyslava Kravchenko for Sustainability, Health Lifestyle and Wellbeing; Martina Caruana for Humanitarian Leadership; Rosianne Cutajar for Impactful Politics; Andrew (Chucky) Bartolo for Impactful Reporting; Heath Schembri for Quality Education; Antonio Mazzonello for Scientific or Technological Development; and JD Farrugia for SDG Conscious Cultural Achievement.
All winners are to be submitted internationally for the JCI 2018 TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Person Award), wherein Malta’s ten awardees will get the chance to compete against awardees from 120 other countries for winning the title of being among the ten most outstanding young persons worldwide. The final night will be held in India.
JCI Malta is part of the largest network of active young citizens around the world. It provides development opportunities for young people aged 18-40 through hands-on training and community projects. In additional to the Global Goals Awards JCI Malta runs a number of programmes throughout the year, including The Friendly Business Awards and The Hack-It-On Business Bootcamp Weekend. For further information, visit the JCI Malta website https://jci.org.mt ¬.