Hands Across the Border Award for My Himachal

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Project Concern International (www.projectconcern.org) honored My Himachal and Payson R. Stevens with PCI’s Hands Across the Border award for 2010.

Thirty-five NGOs were on the 2010 Founders’ Honor Roll for demonstrating their commitment to lead positive social change around the world. A benefit dinner for PCI’s 50th Anniversary was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on November 6, 2010.

The event also gave Honor Roll members of the NGOs a chance to discuss their work.

Stevens spoke with Dr. Kwaku Yeboah, PCI Vice President for HIV/AIDS Programming Development, about issues of AIDs in rural communities.

He also met with V.S. Gurumani, PCI India Country Director, to discuss PCI programs in India and My Himachal’s Water Recharge Project in the Upper Seraj Valley.

My Himachal and Stevens were also given this award in 2008.

Stevens also was invited to participate in the Social Entrepreneurship Forum on October 7, 2010 at the University of California, San Diego sponsored by Askhoka Innovators for the Public, Qualcomm, and The Gem Foundation.

The half-day event gave students from the San Diego area an opportunity to work together with business and social entrepreneurs from many sectors and fields of work. 50 students joined 50 social entrepreneurs and 50 business leaders at the Forum, to discuss innovation across traditional boundaries.

Students from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), the University of San Diego (USD), and local high-schools participated.

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