The Pillar of Excellence Award was given to me during the Northwestern University Night 81st Foundation Anniversary where I was accompanied by my godson Jelmar.
They conferred on me the said award for my advocacy on heritage conservation, passion for indigenous people’s traditional arts and culture and for championing the cause of the underprivileged children through the Kids on Project Photography.
This award is dedicated to all the parcitipants of the Kids on Project Photography and to all indigenous peoples. I am grateful to the administration of Northwestern University for this recognition. Northwestern University once became our home and we will always consider it a home. Grateful for the wisdom and knowledge she has given us and for making us responsible citizens of the world.