NC Peace Corps awarded the 2013 NC Peace Prize to 4 the World, an organization committed to improving education and health in communities worldwide. The award was announced January 14. Founder and Executive Director Robert Froom stated, “I felt extremely honored when I found out that 4 The World won the North Carolina Peace Prize. Also I felt very proud of the hard work of all of our volunteers both past and present.” 4 the World is completely staffed by volunteers and is based in Garner, NC.
4 the World will celebrate the prize by continuing their work. “We need to keep focused on refurbishing schools in developing countries, sending girls to high school with our scholarship program and helping children and single parent families right here in North Carolina where many people are struggling. With our new NCSU Chapter at NC State University we will work hard with some of the brightest student minds in North Carolina. I have faith we will help many people,” Froom exclaimed.
The NC Peace Corp has awarded the Peace Prize since 1996 to NC grassroots organizations that are “helping others to help themselves”. 4 the World’s mission of empowerment through collaboration aligns with the Peace Corp’s mission. Froom said, “I have always deeply admired the Mission of The Peace Corps and the adventurous and compassionate spirit of the Peace Corps volunteers in serving the less fortunate around the world.”