ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, SmallWorld the international charity organization welcomed with great pleasure, the Mega Star Ricky Martin, not as a performer, not as a tourist, but rather as a philanthropist to support the internationally renowned charity organization ‘SmallWorld’ in its fight against child slavery worldwide. Ricky Martin dedicated his life to save children from trafficking and who created his own institution called Ricky Martin Foundation. It’s with great honor that SmallWorld announces Ricky Martin as their Ambassador for the year 2013.
During the two ‘star-studded’ nights (SmallWorld Gala dinner on November 29th and SmallWorld Event on November 30th, 2013) funds were raised to educate children in more than 15 countries worldwide. Under the slogan “Liberate and Educate,” the patron of Small World H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, along with Mrs. Salam Hamzeh Ghaith, the founder & President of SmallWorld, recognized Ricky Martin’s initiative and support by providing him with an on-stage award as the SmallWorld Ambassador for 2013. Additionally, appreciation awards were given out to those whose effort added a remarkable value to the event.
During the first night, the Gala dinner hosted more than 500 people, who were taken to a place of endless glamour and elegance. The second night was the SmallWorld Grand event; this night was like the two previous events of 2012 and 2011 and was attended by more than 1,000 guests that had an unmatched level of energy and excitement.
Representatives from our main sponsors ADNOC, Etihad Airways and GASCO, who made this event possible, were present at the event to support a cause they believe in.
Although SmallWorld takes place in Abu Dhabi – UAE, SmallWorld’s influence has reached the Middle East, Far East, Europe, South & North Americas and Africa by collaborating and working closely with different charities, sponsors, donors and media from around the world.
SmallWorld 2011 has helped 28 different children charities worldwide. SmallWorld 2012 helped educate more than 600 children in more than 17 countries. SmallWorld 2013 will reach to educate more than 300 children Syrian refugees in Lebanon and many more children worldwide.
*Source: ME NewsWire