WYALA Presents Dignity Awards 2011


November 17th, 2011


WYALA Presents Dignity Awards 2011
(MEXICO CITY – November 12, 2011) On Saturday, November 12th, the first Dignity Awards were awarded at the Teconológico de Monterrey University, Campus Santa Fe in Mexico City, during the World Youth Alliance Latin America Cocktail 2011.  WYALA created the three categories of the Dignity Awards in order to acknowledge the work and effort of people who work and/or have worked for the promotion of human dignity. This year’s winners were Luisa Khalil Jacott, Beatriz González and husband José Luis García and Enrique Gómez Serrano. The Awards were handed by Patrick Slim, a notable Mexican businessman and a very dear friend of WYA. 
The Awards and Awardees were the following:
The Youth Dignity Award 2011 was given to a young person whose leadership sets an example to other young people in promoting the Dignity of the person.  
  • With her numerous conferences, Luisa Khalil Jacott has reached more than 18,000 young people with the message of dignity. To recognize heramazing work, Luisa was presented our Youth Dignity Award 2011. Luisa is a law student committed to the development of society. She is also a Certified Member of WYA and has participated as a young leader speaking at the Latin American Emerging Leaders Conference last November 12th, ,2011. 
The WYA Commitment Award 2011 was given to a person whose commitment has been an essential contribution to the works of WYA in Latin America. 
  • This award was given to Beatriz Gonzalez and José Luis García Chagoyán because of their constant and unconditional support to WYALA. Thanks to them, the WYALA office was established in its current location, as well as the WYALA house. 
The Dignity Award 2011 was given to a person who has distinguished himself in society by his example to young people in the promotion of the dignity of the human person. 
  • The Dignity Award 2011 was given in memory of Enrique Gómez Serrano. Enrique was a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, organizer of the World Congress of Families in 2009, and a loving father and husband. Through his support and guidance, World Youth Alliance was first established in Latin America. For this reason, Enrique is our Dignity Award 2011, it was his wife Martha Olavarrieta, along with their 9 children who received the award in his honor.
World Youth Alliance Latin America was honored to acknowledge, through these Awards, those members of society who set examples to us young people into building a better world. 
Press Release (PDF)