World Humanitarian Day 2022 was established to honor those who provided immediate assistance such as shelter, healthcare, food, protection, water, security, and other critical services during a crisis.
Selflessness, kindness, and compassion are clearly what the world requires at all times, but especially during times of global crisis. That is why, each year, SOP Initiative launches humanitarian programs in conjunction with the United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day. The 2022 program’s theme was #ItTakesAVillage, and it took place on August 19, 2022.
The systematic process began with the publication of online nomination forms for individuals to nominate potential awardees who, in their opinion, have contributed in some way to alleviating the problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The nomination period began on July 10th and ended on July 31st, 2022.
After receiving all of the forms, they were compiled and sorted. The verification of nominees was done via phone calls from August 1st to August 6th, 2022.
Following the verification stage, brief write-ups were completed profiling the various nominees’ activities that led to their selection. The write-up would normally include the specific actions taken by the nominees that distinguished them from others. Following submission, the write-ups were proofread and any necessary corrections were made. This stage took place between August 7th and 14th, 2022. This was quickly followed by the creation of flyers for the stories to add effect and color, which took place between August 15th and 17th. On August 19th, the profiled stories of the nominees were published.
It is worth noting that 21 responses were received, with 10 of them sharing their inspirational stories in order to encourage and inspire others around the world.
On August 19th, these heroes were celebrated in various ways across our various social media platforms.
The SOP Initiative’s new page contains more information on the specifics and stories.