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Sirius: 'FAS' wins in the category of social responsibility through the presentation of the Kwenda program

The winners of the ninth edition of the Sirius Awards were announced this Thursday, in a ceremony where the award for the 'Social Responsibility' category – the most sought after with six nominations, contrary to the other categories which had only four nominees – was awarded to ' FAS' Institute for Local Development, which won through the presentation of the Social Protection Strengthening Program – Kwenda.

: Joaquina Bento/Angop
Joaquina Bento/Angop  

'FAS' competed for the award with five other companies, namely Banco Fomento Angola, Grupo Carrinho (School Lunch programme), Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, Sonangol and Unitel (e-Health Saúde Móvel programme), which, according to Angop, were honored with honorable mentions.

The name of the winner was announced by Ana Dias Lourenço, first lady and president of the jury of Sirius, who, on the occasion, referred that among the main reasons that collaborated for the delivery of the prize to 'FAS' are the geographical reach, efficiency, credibility, as well as the programme's commitment, budget and added value, writes Angop.

Regarding the 'Social Responsibility' category, the first lady admitted that the list of nominees for this award ultimately demonstrates that companies are on the right path for the conservation and progress of local communities. "Currently, social responsibility must be part of the list of strategic objectives of organizations, assuming a commitment to the values of protecting society, with the aim of repaying, in a fair way, what communities offer", she said, quoted by the Angop.

About the award, Belarmino Jelembi, director general of 'FAS', said, quoted by Angop, that this is assumed as a recognition that increasingly encourages the organization to continue working hard, aiming to reach the outlined goals.

In the other categories, the company Agri-Mumba, Lda won the 'Entrepreneurship' award, Nossa Seguros won the 'Company of the Year in the Financial Sector' award, while the award in the category 'Company of the Year in the Non-Financial Sector' was awarded to the Cart.

According to Angop, Jardins da Yoba – with the national seed selection and improvement program – won the 'Sustainability' award, while the Interbank Service Company (EMIS) won the 'Digital/Technological Development Programme' category. , with the 'Multicaixa Express' program, and Unitel won in the 'Human Capital Development Program' category, with the 'Conexão um Click' program.

José de Lima Massano was elected manager of the year, winning the 'Manager of the Year Award', writes Angop.

At the awards gala, a special distinction was made to the Education sector. The Special Education Prize was awarded by the first lady to the teacher of initiation and primary education, Graciana Sepongue, who, according to Angop, has been working for more than 10 years at the Catholic missionary school Nossa Senhora de Fátima das Irmãs de Santa Doroteia (Namibe ).

"The 9th edition of the Sirius Awards aims to recognize the fundamental role of the Education sector in building a healthier, fairer and more developed society, with a view to guaranteeing a better future for Angola", said Ana Dias Lourenço, quoted by Angop.

Graciana Sepongue said that "the teacher is a front-line fighter" and, therefore, will continue to work "for training". "The teacher is a front-line combatant, so I will continue to work for the formation of the new man, with the aim of instructing, particularly, children to ensure the future of the country", she said, quoted by Angop.

The Sirius Awards, an initiative promoted by Deloitte, aimed to "distinguish good business management practices and projects with an impact on market development".


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