All right Skoll Foundation! Great call.
Water For People’s CEO, Ned Breslin, has been named one of only four winners of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2011. This award is given every year to small number of social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Award includes a core support grant to the organization to be paid over three years and a noncash award to the social entrepreneur that is presented at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. To be considered for the Award, organizations must meet very specific Awards criteria: winners have a tested and proven social innovation that addresses an issue of critical importance and is positioned for large-scale impact. In addition to receiving the award, Ned will also participate in a discussion on Water Scarcity planned for Friday at the Skoll World Forum. For a complete list of events and a link to live streaming and videos of the event, please visit http://www.skollworldforum.org/.
And from Water For People: "Ned and all of us at Water For People take our commitment to sustainable water and sanitation programming seriously, and the Skoll Award is a valuable reminder that we have a tremendous responsibility to those whose lives we are intervening in to ensure our work stands the test of time." WELL said.
Congratulations to the entire organization!