Commitment Award

The Commitment Award is a yearly prize for fascinating, new social projects. In the last 8 years, 21 of these prizes were awarded with a total sum of €40,000.

About the Award

In close cooperation, the Engagementpreis Foundation and the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, have together been organizing the Commitment Award since 2012.

2018 Winners

Har Bacha Mehfooz (Every Child’s Safety)

Nabeela Khalid Pervez, Muhammad Usman Khan and Muhammad Arslan Yaseen (Pakistan) The winning project “Har Bacha Mehfooz (Every Child’s Safety)” aims to curb child abuse

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Water is Life

Ibrahim Koita and Amos Edem Agbenyo (Ghana) The second place project “Water is Life” seeks to provide safe and potable drinking water to the people

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Sharing Living Project

Maria Brackin, Hendrik Hebel, Richard Henahan, Rubén León and Aaron Sandoval (Thuringia, Germany) The “Sharing Living Project” aims to promote intergenerational interaction through shared living

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Previous winners

Weaving for independence

Around 115.000 war widows live in Sri Lanka, because of this, over 100.000 households in...

PROACTIV – Legal help for refugees

After 60 years of violent conflict, Colombia ended up with more than 5 million internally...

Open Sky School

The streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, transformed into open-air classrooms for street children with the help...

Mango-factory for Gambian women

In Gambia, food processing and storage, especially of grains, is considered a household chore, and...


The effects of puberty on girls in grades 6-8 in Kenya often get in the...

Water for School-children

Scarcity of drinking water is one of the prominent problems faced by the people living...

The LoveChild Project

Providing basic childcare items to less privileged families in Ghana is what LoveChild is all...

Improved sanitation for rural children

Many schools in the rural areas of Cameroon lack basic sanitation facilities. This is no...

Prevention and Health Care for Women

Essential knowledge on health care is rather limited for many women living in the slums of...

Reading on Wheels

Life isn’t easy for children living on the streets of Cagayan de Oro, one of the...

Shelter to educate

Drop-our rates for schoolgirls in Cameroon are closely linked to the problems of housing in...

Zorko Tomato Farmers Initiative

With 98% of the Zorko region inhabitants depending on agriculture, sufficient supply of water is...

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