Utrechter wins Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism
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The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism went out to Ellen Schepes from Utrecht for setting up the ‘Medical3T’ first aid training center for a secondary education institution in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ellen, of the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, felt motivated to set up ‘Medical3T’ based on the lack of training centers there currently are and the importance of first aid education.
The €5,000 prize will be invested directly into setting up the institution and its courses and paying the instructors. Frits van der Hoeven, chairman of the Albert Schweitzer Fonds in the Netherlands commented, “Medical3T perfectly illustrates the intentions of the Albert Schweitzer Prize. It is an innovative intervention carried out by someone who felt concerned about the situation in Kenya and decided to take action.”
The Albert Schweitzer Prize supports small-scale health initiatives in Africa. By providing subsidies on the form of financial gifts, projects such as Medical3T have a chance to become a reality. For Albert Schweitzer, a world of respect for everything that lives remains the central focal point.