|Ambassador Graand-Galon with Ambassador Clyde Rivers|
In April 2014 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ambassador Fidelia Graand-Galon of the Republic of Suriname, South America received the Golden Rule International Goodwill Ambassadorship Award. The Golden Rule Award is given to those whose lives exemplify the motto: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
Ambassador Clyde Rivers, the head of the North American Division of the Golden Rule International, says, “Ambassador Fidelia Graand-Galon’s life has been poured out to the people of the Caribbean especially Suriname and the women of these countries and her Maroon people. It is truly an honor to award this great woman the Golden Rule International Award.”
The Golden Rule International Award is now established in 120 nations of the world. This organization seeks out top achievers that live the Golden Rule in their everyday life. This is a new global ethic that the leadership of the Golden Rule International Award, Patron, current President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde and Ambassador Mussie Hailu has embraced and is promoting globally. Golden Rule International is also affiliated with the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI), African Union, the United Nations as well as the United Religions Initiative (URI).