FUJAIRAH, UAE (Feb. 4, 2024) - The Crown Prince of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, was today presented with the first ever Taekwondo Humanitarian Trophy by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue during the Fujairah Open.
The Crown Prince was officially awarded the trophy at the World Taekwondo Gala Awards in December last year. The trophy was presented in Fujairah during President Choue’s attendance at the Fujairah Open with the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team to present the trophy in person.
The ceremony held at Al Rumailah Palace in Fujairah was attended by WT Council members and MNA presidents.
The Crown Prince is among the biggest contributors to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) having so far generously contributed a total of USD 300,000 in three separate tranches, in 2017, 2020 and 2022.
Explaining the reasons behind his donations to the THF, the Crown Prince said, “The growth of refugee numbers globally is one of the greatest crises facing humanity today. I make this donation because Taekwondo is an economical, easy-to-deploy tool that delivers self-discipline, self-defense and self-confidence to refugees, so effectively upgrading their lifestyles.”
The THF relies on donations from a wide range of donors to fund its critical work in empowering refugees through Taekwondo. In the last few years, the THF has received donations across different industries and sectors, from royalty and business to academia and of course from within the Taekwondo family itself.