Steve Angello is recognized for his humanitarian efforts and community involvement to help empower and educate young people around the world .
MTV is proud to reward swedish world popular DJ and producer Steve Angello, with the prestigious MTV Chiuku award for his dedication to give poor children the tools needed for education through his non-profit organization, Size Foundation.
Angello has positively used his platform to raise awareness of various global serious issues, with the main goal of helping children fulfill their dreams, staying true to it`s motto, “Together We Are Important” to inspire participation among the world community.
Size Foundation has made remarkable progress in impoverished regions since its inception five years ago. The organization has focused on the country of Cambodia, providing hundreds of children and adults with uniforms and school supplies, and has restored access to water wells and bathhouses in four primary schools in the area ; Moreover, it has provided all teachers in schools increased 10% in the form of salary bonuses. Annually, Angello, with members of Foundation Size gather for a charity run to raise funds for the construction of preschools in smaller and weakened in Cambodia parts.
Speaking about the award, Steve Angello said :
” I feel very happy and honoured to receive an award for something that usually goes unnoticed. Being recognised for our work means a lot to us and everything we do is to help others improve their lives. MTV has given us a powerful voice and together we can make a positive difference in the world! Again, we thank you. We really appreciate the support! ”
The award is given to musicians and artists who use their influence to help raise awareness of humanitarian issues and to fulfil the dreams of the underprivileged through the ” Together We’re Important ” campaign .
Paul van Dyk, Avicii, Kelly Rowland, Nelly Furtado, Eva Longoria, Snoop Dogg, Fonseca, Morrissey, Fran Drescher, Calle 13, Kelly Osbourne, 50 Cent, Paulina Rubio, David Guetta, Kudai, Juan Pablo Montoya (Formula-1), Wyclef Jean, Fall Out Boy, and Backstreet Boys previously won this prestigious award .