Young adults win Ali Humanitarian Awards


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Six young adults from around the world have been named winners of Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

Three recipients live in the U.S., and the other winners are from Colombia, Kenya and Malaysia.

Each recipient is recognized for representing one of six core principles, which are confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality.

The winners include 29-year-old Kennedy Odede of Kenya. He is being recognized for his work as president and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities. Its programs include a school for girls, a free health clinic, a micro-loan program, clean water services and efforts to combat gender-based violence.

This year's Kentucky Humanitarian Award will go to Robert and Deborah Blair, founders of the West End School in Louisville.

The Ali Awards will be presented on Sept. 27 in Louisville.

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