Agara Foundation is the winner of the National Youth Prize 2017.
This Foundation was sent up in 2014 after two young people carried out voluntary work in Ethiopia, and then decided to widen their experience in this field and explore modern methods in the field of volunteer work and technology.
In Ethiopian, the word Agara means “Living together” and this is reflected in the emblem as well as the group’s vision, as its aim is for us to live together with individuals or various communities without any discrimination or distinction.
Agara supports communties around the world, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Romania, Peru as well as in Malta. .
The Foundation works tirelessly to create awareness and convey the message of minority groups or those whose dignity is not being protected and respected in the way human beings deserve.
This prize, which was awarded by President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, is organized by the Kerŷgma Movement.
President Coleiro Preca congratulated the young people and the Kerygma movement for organizing this annual event to promote the voluntary work which is being carried out by some many youngsters.
She said that the participants were carrying out the mission following the example of Jesus, by giving their lives to others. She said that with their example, they were showing that they care about one another and about those in need. She added that they were serving as the foundation for Maltese society so that it will continue to live in the spirit of love and peace.
The young people who are nominated for this prize included: Agara Foundation, Ryan Attard from Fgura, Felicienne Cini from Zebbug, Gozo, Martina Fenech from Mosta, Mellieħa Youth and Matthew Theuma from Għarb, Gozo.