Ma Foi Foundation call for nominations for the Disha Young Achiever Award 2011

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CHENNAI: The Ma Foi Foundation, the CSR arm of Ma Foi Randstad, is inviting nominations for the ‘DISHA Young Achievers Award, 2011’. The DISHA Award for Young Achievers aims at encouraging and recognising the youngsters from the disadvantaged backgrounds, who have achieved excellence in academic, sports, arts, or community services, against all odds.

The presentation of the awards is the highlight of the Ma Foi Foundation’s Annual Celebrations, to be held on November 13, 2011 in Chennai. Instituted in 2003, the DISHA Young Achievers Award has been awarded to more than 70 children from across the state of Tamil Nadu.

The eligibility criteria for applying for the Award this year hold that the candidate should be between 10 and 16 years of age. Past recipients of the Award are not eligible to apply for the Awards this year.

Other criteria based on which the Awards will be given include:

Socio-economic background of the candidate
Degree of achievement
Levels of participation (district / state / national level)
Nature of the achievement (I / II / III place), possible hurdles encountered by the candidate
Recommendation from the school management or community service leaders as well as a personal interview with the candidates

Interested candidates can download the application form from the website www.ciosa.org.in and send the completed form to: The Ma Foi Foundation, New No 16, Jayalakshmipuram Ist Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai 34. Applications must reach the Ma Foi Foundation on or before October 15th, 2011.

The Award includes a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, a trophy and a citation. For queries, kindly contact Mr. Dhanasekar, Ma Foi Foundation, 9941230232 or 044 – 43582125 or write to prasanna@ciosa.org.in

The Ma Foi Foundation has made a difference to the lives of thousands of adults and children, empowering them through education and employability, giving them better health care and providing them with a platform to learn, grow and lead better lives.

Since its inception in 2006, the Ma Foi Foundation, the CSR arm of Ma Foi, has actively engaged in defined community services. Over the years, the Foundation has touched the lives of over 65,000 families, improved their livelihoods and given them an opportunity to live their dreams.

The Foundation mainly focuses on Education, Health and Livelihood.

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