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We are pleased to announce that, on November 22nd, The Strongest Oak Foundation was awarded the Calgary YMCA 2012 Peace Medal award (International Category). We’ve come a long way in just a few short years and are extremely proud of our accomplishments. Please view this short video about The Strongest Oak, presented at the awards ceremony.
This exciting award belongs not only to us on the TSO Executive Team but also to our Board, Oak Leaders, donors, mentors and advisors for their countless hours of service. We’d especially like to thank our young Oaks themselves; without their hard work, resilience and commitment to our program, this award would not have been possible.
As we celebrate the recognition we have received for our peace work, our thoughts turn to our Oaks and Oak Leader (Pastor Samuel) in Bukavu, who are living in very uncertain times as a result of the current crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We hope and pray for their safety and for a peaceful end to this conflict.