09 Feb ESSEX TEACHER SHORTLISTED FOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Geraldine O’Grady, a special needs teacher from Romford, has been shortlisted to win a coveted humanitarian honor.
Geraldine, nominated for her volunteer work in India, inspired the creation of MAITS, a global disability volunteering charity that has reached over 600,000 people with disabilities in over 20 developing countries.
She says: “I am honoured and humbled to be nominated for Bond’s volunteer award. My colleagues and I believe that everyone deserves to have their needs met, but also to have “a voice”. I am so proud that MAITS has strived to achieve this over the past 10 years, by enabling sustainable, inclusive health and education support to children and young people with development disabilities in low resource countries.”
Now in its sixth year, the Bond International Development Awards celebrate the exceptional work undertaken in the development sector that often goes unrecognised. The Volunteer Award specifically honors the hidden heroes giving up their time and donating their skills, often in challenging and demanding environments.
Geraldine is joined by seven other deserving finalists in this category, with the overall winner announced at an awards ceremony in London on March 18.