The 2015 Prize: Halvard Hasseløy and his Open Heart Foundation


The Children of the World Prize for 2015 was awarded to Halvard Hasseløy (left in photo) and his Open Heart Foundation. For more than 30 years the organization has provided efficient humanitarian aid to the poorest people in a number of Eastern European nations. In 1993 Mr Hasseløy paid his first visit to the Ukraine, and ever since, this country has been the main focus area of the foundation's relief efforts.

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The Children of the Earth Prize for 2014

The Children of the Earth Prize for 2014 was received by Alaa Alshaham (left) from Ramallah on The West Bank and Paz Cohen from Jerusalem during a ceremony at North Cape on June 5th. The prizewinners were honored for their efforts to create increased trust and understanding between Arab and Jewish children in The Middle East. 500 pupils from the schools on Magerøya were present when the prize was awarded for the 26th time.

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Prizewinners

The Children of the Earth Prize has become an important award for many worthy recipients and the children they support.

As per 2017, a total of 29 prizes have been presented.

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The reliefs

The reliefs next to the entrance to the hall at North Cape tell the story of the beginning of the Children of the Earth Foundation.

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