UN and Ashoka recognize Glasswing’s work
Glasswing’s dedication, impact, and excellence are its differentiating factors. In the past few months, the organization has been recognized by both the United Nations (UN) and the Ashoka network because of the impact its work has had on 600,000 Central American lives.
The United Nations granted Glasswing special consultative status, an honor given to non-government organizations that have special competency and have had high impact in developing countries. This status gives the organization the ability to actively engage with the economic and social counsel (EOCSOC) as well as the United Nations Secretariat programmes, funds, and agencies. It also gives Glasswing access to consultations with the EOCSOC and the UN’s resources and facilities worldwide.
In April, the Ashoka network welcomed Glasswing’s co-founder and VP of programs, Celina de Sola, fellowship status as a social entrepreneur. This acknowledgement is granted to people who excel in resolving social problems and who have a higher probability to achieve social impact on a large scale.
For Glasswing International, both acknowledgements mean greater compromise. Celina de Sola said, “At Glasswing, we are conscious that people from different communities in our region live harsh realities day in and day out. By joining efforts, we can help change this. This is why being recognized by international organizations like the UN and Ashoka not only fills us with immense pride, but also reminds us of the need to commit to greater compromise and to work harder.
We know these types of recognitions will only bring us more opportunities to change more lives.”
Glasswing International is an innovative non-profit organization which was founded in 2007. The organization has impacted more than 600,000 Central American lives thanks to its community health, emergency and medical response training, extracurricular programs, and work in public schools.