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Source: Dromore Leader
Subject: Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Carson Lifts One Or Inaugural Voyager Awards

 

DROMARA’S
Carson Harte, of Cambodia Trust, has won recognition for his outstanding
contribution within the charitable sector.
Carson won the ‘Leading on Partnership and
Collaboration’ category at this year’s inuagural Voyager Awards.

Hosted by
CO3 – the organization for Northern Ireland‘s
third sector leaders – the awards were the highlight of CO3’s two-day
Leadership Voyage Conference at the City Hotel, Derry.

The Leader
recently reported that Carson was among the
professionals shortlisted for the awards, which recognise the dedication,
commitment and innovation of leaders working with Northern Ireland‘s voluntary and
community groups.

At the time
CO3 director Majella McCloskey congratulated the shortlisted professionals; the
standard of entry had been extremely high, she said, and to reach that stage
was an achievement in itself.

On the day Carson was one of 11 leaders from Northern Ireland‘s
community and voluntary sector recognised for their dedication,professionalism
and talent.

The Awards
which were hosted by television presenter Donna Traynor.

Ms.
McCloskey said afterwards, "The awards are a celebration of the
exceptional leadership that has been shown in the service of our community.

"It is
heartening to see such great work across a variety of charities with the leader
of a homeless charity, a community arts group and an organisation which
campaigns for children with autism all being honoured."

Meanwhile,
award-winning international speakers joined 200 of Northern Ireland‘s Community and
Voluntary sector leaders for the conference, to address the many challenges the
sector faces.

Reebok
Human Rights Award winner
Oona Chatterjee of Make the Road and Sandy Houston of the Metcalf
Foundation were among the speakers.

"There
can be no doubt," said Ms. McCloskey "about the challenges that the
community and voluntary sector is facing in today’s economic climate and CO3’s
conference has played a very important role in providing insights, sharing of
ideas and motivating the sector to make Northern Ireland a better place to live.

" . .
It is worth pointing out that the track record of our leaders speaks for
itself. As a sector we are proud of the scale of our contribution within Northern Ireland
society.

"The
sector will continue to deliver as it has done through previous recessions and
the dark days of conflict.

"I
would like to call on our politicians to recognise the role and contribution of
third sector leaders and their organisations in delivering a better society for
all in Northern Ireland."