On Tuesday 6 December, the winners of the ECHO Award 2022 were announced. Khalid El Haji , Parwana Rezai, Naznin Musa and Dina Bousbaa received the award at the headquarters of Loyens & Loeff, one of the partners of the ECHO Foundation. They distinguished themselves for their ability to translate their experience on Diversity & Inclusion into concrete solutions and interventions with an eye for intersectionality. The winners will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid summer course at UCLA in Los Angeles in 2023.
This year, 35 candidates were nominated by colleges and university across the Netherlands. These students stand out for their entrepreneurial attitude, organisational ability, active social commitment and constructive approach in challenges related to exclusion. An independent jury with representatives from education and business selected 15 finalists. Four of them were declared winners.