Every day we wake up to a world of news accentuating violence, pain and suffering. To offset this imbalance we need to draw our attention to the goodness of mankind that exists in the world. THE ONE was created with the intention to find and empower an individual who is the epitome of the compassion and selflessness that lives within us all.

A Hero. A Healer, An Angel. THE ONE will be called by many names.
Most of all THE ONE will inspire all of us and stand as a shining example for all to aspire to be.


THE ONE Humanitarian Award

THE ONE, was conceptualized and founded by Past District Governor Dr. David Harilela in 2011 and is the first international humanitarian award launched by Rotary International District 3450.

This award aims to find the unsung hero of today by accessing the powerful Rotary network of over 1.2 million people. As signified by the Rotary motto, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

THE ONE award, will go to that special caring individual who truly puts Service Above Self – THE ONE who dedicates his life to helping those in need every single day.

THE ONE is someone who dedicates himself to the improvement of mankind, works for the highest standard of good, acts with compassion and kindness and can come from any part of the world, regardless of gender, race or ethnic background.


The winner of the International award will be awarded with prize money of US$100,000. Each of the two runners-up will be awarded with prize money of US$50,000. The award money must be used to further the awardees’ respective humanitarian cause and service projects. The winner will also receive a custom-designed trophy.

THE ONE Hong Kong was initiated in 2014 to ensure that our Hong Kong hero is better recognized for their humanitarian work locally. The top three finalists of the local awards are awarded prize money at the local level, and the ultimate winner will become an automatic semifinalist of THE ONE International Humanitarian award in the following year, thus allowing him the opportunity to attain international recognition as well as more award money for his cause.

THE ONE also has a Global vision to duplicate a local THE ONE award in other countries and the first such an award was initiated in 2018 when THE ONE Philippines (TOP) was established to honour the Philippine hero. The founder Dr. David Harilela flew out to the Philippines to handpick the man assigned to start TOP and even arranged for 4 major donors who committed to this cause on a lifetime basis. Dr. David believes that once a good cause is started it should be forever. We were lucky enough to have past Rotary International Director Raffy Garcia chair this great effort.

For more information and on how to nominate a humanitarian for THE ONE awards, please visit


把這些好人好事發拙出來,以平衡這紛亂的世界。這催生我們創立「無名英雄」人道奬- - 我們努力地在社群




「無名英雄」人道奬由前扶輪地區總監大衞·夏利里拉博士於2011年構思並創立,是國際扶輪3450 地區發起的第一個國際人道主義獎項。

此人道獎項,藉著扶輪的強大網絡,透過全球120 萬位扶輪社員尋找當今的無名英雄。扶輪的座右銘是「超我服務」,人們會發現在社群中、在工作間、在世界的每一個角落,都有著扶輪服務的身形。


國際「無名英雄」的得奬者將獲得10 萬美元的獎金及特別設計的奬杯,兩名亞軍將分別獲得5萬美元獎金。獎金必須用於推廣各自的人道服務項目。

香港「無名英雄」始於2014 年,旨在確保香港的大愛仁者所推行的本地人道服務項目得以肯定。三位決賽的入圍者將獲得獎金,而最終的得獎者將自動進入下一年度國際「無名英雄」人道獎的半準決賽,從而使他有機會獲得國際認可及更多奬金用於人道服務項目。

國際「無名英雄」人道奬具全球視野,在其他國家複製出一個屬於當地的「無名英雄」人道獎;第一個此類奬項在2018 年於菲律賓起動,命名為菲律賓無名英雄人道獎(TOP) 以表彰當地的大愛仁者始創人大衛·夏利里拉飛往菲律賓親自挑選人選,授權開創菲律賓無名英雄人道獎(TOP),並安排了四位主要捐贈者對此項人道事業作出終生的承諾。大衛博士認為世上的偉大事業,一旦開始便應永恆。我們非常幸運得到前國際扶輪理事拉菲·加西亞主持這項偉大的工程。


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