Jawad Bukhamseen receives the Sheikh Essa Award. Jawad Bukhamseen receives the Sheikh Essa Award.

KUWAIT: The Good Word Society of Bahrain awarded prominent Kuwaiti businessman Jawad Bukhamseen and other Arab personalities with Sheikh Ess Bin Ali Al-Khalifa's Award for Voluntary Work. Receiving the award, Bukhamseen expressed happiness for being included in the list of 14 awardees. He commented that the award that was launched six years ago encourages pioneers in voluntary work.

"The award reflects Kuwait's outstanding history in the field of charity, voluntary work and spotlights the people who are involved in helping people in distress worldwide", Bukhamseen said expressing his gratitude. The honoring ceremony was held under auspices of Bahrain's Deputy Premier Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa who underlined the significance of the voluntary work.

Also speaking on the occasion, the chairman of the Arab Federation for Voluntary, Hassan Abu Hazza said that the award has two objectives; appreciation and encouragement with the aim of furthering voluntary work infrastructures in the Arab world.

On his part, the dean of the diplomats corps in Bahrain, Kuwait's ambassador, Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah said that awarding Kuwaiti businessman, Jawad Bukhamseen was in fact an honor for all Kuwaitis who have undertaken voluntary and philanthropic work over the years.

Speaking on Bukhamseen, Al-Sabah said that the award adds value to Kuwait's record of humanitarian activities that earned it the title of a 'Humanitarian Center' and HH the Amir as the title of 'Humanitarian leader'.