MOAS directors receive the PSI award for civic engagement

Migrant Offshore Aid Station awarded the Peter Serracino Inglott award for civic engagement

MOAS co-founder Regina Catrambone receiving the award from President of the Republic Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
MOAS co-founder Regina Catrambone receiving the award from President of the Republic Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

The Peter Serracino Inglott prize for Civic Engagement was awarded to the Migrant Offshore Aid Station by the President of the Republic at the Verdala Palace.

MOAS is an NGO and registered foundation dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing professional search and rescue assistance.

Since its relatively recent inception, MOAS helped to locate and treat thousands of humans desperate for a better life. Suffice it to say that, during its first year of operations, MOAS saved more than 10,000 lives through its privately-funded search and rescue efforts.

Co-founder Regina Catrambone received the trophy consisting of a glass sculpture symbolising Father Peter's distinctive qualities as a thinker and civic activist.

The award is an initiative of the Today Public Policy Institute, aimed at acknowledging outstanding contributions by organisations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in civic thinking and engagement in a Maltese context.

The award pays tribute to the memory of the Rev. Professor Peter Serracino Inglott who, throughout his lifetime, was undoubtedly one of the foremost thinkers of the country, as a philosopher, theologian, academic, writer, mentor and priest. Father Peter was one of the founding members of the Today Public Policy Institute; his name was synonymous with civic participation and creative social innovation.

Nine nominations were received and adjudicated by a panel of eminent judges for the quality of their activities, the social benefit derived thereof, the prospects for their sustainability, and their importance to society.

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