Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Global Leadership Awards - 2011

Held on July 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Yank Barry, founder of Global Village Champions Foundation. received the prestigious 'Global Leadership Award: Philanthropist of the Year". 

Mr Shahul Hameed Dawood, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Leaders International Magazine; Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Utama Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication and Culture; Mr.Yank Barry, Founder of Global Village Champions Foundation; Mr Arthur F Carmazzi, Secretary General of American Leadership Development Association.

The Global Leadership Awards 2011 is all about achievers and accomplishments! The awards are an extension of Malaysia Business Leadership Awards or better known as MBLA (Malaysia’s most prestigious award), an event targeting the crème de la crème of global leaders . It is a one of its own kind that highlight, recognize and reward astute Global Leaders who apply the best of leadership modules and practices. Make it easier to absorb..these Leaders are Indeed Masters in their field of trade. The awards portray  high levels of professionalism and excellence never before seen in Malaysia. 

Over 35 categories were recognized for their achievements and honored with its unique award. The awardees were selected by high profile leaders from various fields in Malaysia. The event seeks to honor Leaders for their exemplary contributions towards global post-recession economic development. As a recipient of this award "Global Leadership Awards 2011: Philanthropist of the Year" you will automatically be a member of the American Leadership Development Association.

The entire team from Global Village Champions Foundation are so proud to be lead by such an exemplary man whose goal is to see "A Day Without Hunger"

We invite you to join
The Greatest Fight, The Fight Against Hunger
Become a Member

Jackie Bigford
Social Media Director
Global Village Champions Foundation

Manny Pacquiao Joins the Greatest Fight - The Fight Against Hunger

Global Village Champions Foundation welcomes Manny Pacquiao, Professional Boxer, as our newest "Champion".  Shown here in the Philippines with Founder Yank Barry. - August 2011

Manny Pacquiao, born December 17th, 1978 is a Filipino professional boxer and politician.  He is the first eight-division world champion having won ten world titles, including lineal championship in three different weight classes.  He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring and BEWW "Fighter of the Year", winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Currently, Pacquiao is the WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxed in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including - The Ring,, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo!Sports, Sporting Life and

Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording and politics.  In Many 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. (reprinted from Wikipedia)
Manny Pacquiao continues to work hard for his people. He is pledging to get behind the bills that matter and to help build all aspects of what can help his country men and women have a better life. Pacquiao supports The Department of Social Welfare and Development's anti-poverty program. To read more visit Manny Pacquiao's Official Website

Global Village Champions Foundation and Yank Barry look forward to our collaboration and welcome "Manny" in joining our fight "The Greatest Fight, The Fight Against Hunger

Jackie Bigford
Social Media Director
Global Village Champions Foundation

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing one of the worst droughts in 60 years, and more than 12 million people are desperately in need of food, clean water and basic sanitation.

Despite the urgency of the situation, most world leaders are responding too slowly. Immediate aid is essential. Yet at the same time we must not let them drop the ball on long term solutions as has too often happened in the past.

Anderson Cooper talks to musician Bono and Somalian singer K'nann about the famine in Somalia

Bono: “It’s hard to believe that this is the 21st century and you know we mustn’t let the complexity of the situation absolve us from responsibility to act. That’s really the message … When you hear stories, and as you’ve reported, of women leaving their dead children on the road to come beg for food, to choose between children, can you imagine? ‘I have to leave this one, he looks the weakest or she looks the weakest, I’ll take this one.’ This is outrageous! This can’t be happening, it must be stopped. And it’s not our intentions, it’s our actions. It’s not the possibilities of the United Nations or the AU, it’s our priorities that define us. This is a defining moment.”

Join the over 150,000 people that are letting their governments know that they need to urgently provide the funding to help the people in the Horn of Africa
Sign the Petition

Yank Barry has responded with a substantial financial donation gifted to our partners that are working in Africa dealing with this crisis on a daily basis.  They include The International Red Cross, The International Medical Core andThe Humanitarian Coalition which includes Care Canada, Oxfam Canada and Save the Children Canada. For complete transparency of where the money is spent please visit our Making A Difference Page

We invite you to become a part of our Global Village and become a Member - Your $10.00 Members Fee goes directly to feeding children around the globe that otherwise would have no access to food, water and shelter. Our Foundation is driven by all volunteers and your contributions do not pay any administration fees.  Global Village Champions Foundation and Yank Barry are one of the few Not-For-Profit's in the world that does not pay administration fees.

Join us in "In the Greatest Fight, The Fight Against Hunger"

Jackie Bigford
Social Media Director
Global Village Champions Foundation
Join the Greatest Fight, The Fight Against Hunger