Voice of Children (VOC) organized a program at Himalaya Hotel, Kupondole on 4th Feb. 2015 to express gratitude to supporters, partners & well-wishers for its achievement of 2014 Stars Impact Award. The award was granted by Stars Foundation in a grand ceremony at Kensington Palace, U.K. on 13th December 2014.
The representatives from government & donor agencies, network & alliances, I/NGOs and media were invited in the program to acknowledge them for their continuous support & coordination. In the program, the director, Mr. Krishna K. Thapa presented the brief introduction & effort of VOC and informed about the achievement of the award formally. He thanked all the well-wishers for this success and expected the same support & coordination for upcoming days. He also requested to provide feedback and suggestion for the organization by adding "VOC is realizing more responsible towards the issue of children living or working in the street and abused children after receiving this award".
The 2014 Stars Impact Award was granted for tireless work to provide safe, happy and healthy environments for vulnerable children. Director of VOC, Mr. Krishna Thapa received the award from Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, with US$120,000 as an Asia-Pacific Winner in Protection category. In the same category, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Bachpan Bachao Andolan from India has received runner up award.
Stars Foundation invests in organizations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally. It is an independent charity founded in 2001 by Al-Dabbagh Group which is based in London. It seeks to champion and amplify the efforts of those working on the front line in the fight against poverty and child mortality.