Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Joshua Trustee wins Times/Sternberg Prize for African aid work‏

Make sure you check out The Times today as we are delighted to announce that Joshua trustee David Pearson has won the Times/Sternberg Prize for African aid work.

The award recognises the dedication of those over the age of 70 in their work for good causes and their outstanding contributions to society. David has worked tirelessly for Joshua over the years and we are delighted that his efforts have been recognised by this prestigious award.

David designed and oversaw the construction of Joshua's Maize Mill, he has been involved in the construction of six feeding centres, two water harvesting tanks and the road bridge.

His current project is the footbridge at Mwandika and the £5,000 he has won with this award will go towards this. It's an incredible achievement, and we are so proud to have David as a part of the Joshua team - he shows us all the age is not barrier to determination.

The footbridge over the Milo River will save lives by ensuring that hundreds of children have a safe journey to and from school. To see a video of the site click here.

We can't think of a better winner for this prestigious award, Congratulations David!