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3 distinguished global figures join Awareness 360

Bangladeshi organization Awareness 360 focuses on issues such as Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), gender equality, climate change, quality education, and more

Update : 03 Aug 2021, 09:41 PM

Three globally distinguished figures, Bob Delaney, Tessy Ojo CBE and Cel Spellman, have joined the award-winning global non-profit Awareness 360 as its advisors and mentors. 

These three eminent and impact-driven personalities will be guiding the members of the organization to reach its vision, drive change and make a difference in the various focal areas of interests, reads a press release published by Awareness 360.

Former undercover New Jersey state trooper Bob Delaney, other than being a legendary NBA referee, trooper, and bestselling author, has also contributed to post-traumatic stress (PTS) awareness and support to military officials and their families.

With his sense of community and experience in public health and safety, his guidance and insight are a valuable addition to the Awareness 360 team, reads the statement.

He is currently serving as an NBA Cares Ambassador and Southeastern (SEC) Officiating Special Advisor.

His work has been recognized with honors and proclamations from many. 

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Delaney was the 2020 recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's highest honor - The Theodore Roosevelt Award bestowed on four US presidents (Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, George HW Bush, and Ronald Reagan) and other distinguished citizens.

Inspirational Civil society leader Tessy Ojo CBE has also joined Awareness 360 as an advisor and mentor. 

The team is beyond thrilled to have her on board and believes that the expertise and knowledge of such a resourceful person will help the team achieve their mission more efficiently, read the release. 

Tessy Ojo CBE is also the Chief Executive of The Diana Award, the only royal charity commemorating the Late Lady Diana, the princess of Wales.

Tessy Ojo CBE has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including The Precious Award, Inspiring Leader 2015, Women in Business Rising Star 2015 (London Region), Excellence Award from Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Foundation, and more. 

Manchester-born Hollywood star, British Actor and Broadcaster Cel Spellman, full name Ceallach Spellman, started his career at the age of eight. 

He has since featured in many top quality TV series, including ITV drama-comedy series Cold Feet, BBC One’s World on Fire, Netflix Series White Lines and Channel 4 series Cucumber amongst many others. For five years, Cel has been a BBC Radio 1 DJ. 

Apart from Cel’s adventures on the screen, Cel is passionate about raising awareness regarding climate change and social justice. He has worked with WWF for 10+ years and last year was made an official Ambassador and a High Profile Supporter for UNICEF. 

The co-founders of Awareness 360, Shomy Hasan Chowdhury and Rijve Arefin are both ecstatic and honoured to have Delaney, Tessy and Cel onboard and are grateful to be receiving their guidance and advice.

What is Awareness 360

Awareness 360 is a multi-award-winning global youth-led non-profit, empowering thousands of young people across the world to become changemakers supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Some of the organizational focus areas are Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), gender equality, climate change, quality education, and more. Awareness 360 raises awareness on different social issues and advocates for the most marginalized communities. 

The organization has been featured by multiple international platforms including Forbes, Global Citizen, The Diana Award, Samsung Global, The Commonwealth Youth Programme, The US Department of State, Global Changemakers, the United Nations and many more.

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