THE ONE, a project by Rotary International District 3450
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 (RI D3450).
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 two runners-up will be awarded with prize money of US$50,000. 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.
Award Introduction (pdf)