15 Jan '11, 12pm

Singapore NGO Lien Aid received the Global Charity Award for its efforts in bringing water and sanitation to China.

LIEN Aid, the international development body founded by Lien Foundation and Nanyang Technological University, received the Global Charity Award for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) from the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and China's Ministry of Civil Affairs. The ceremony took place at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday. The award recognised Lien Aid's efforts in bringing water and sanitation to China's drought-hit regions of Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanxi, helping 30,000 people from 14 projects. Global Charity, a well respected Chinese philanthropic publication and the magazine arm of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, organised the awards. The nominees, comprising of individuals, enterprises and organisations, are selected based on their philanthropic efforts and contributions to Chinese society. Lien Aid was the only Singapore organisation to be...

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