Helen Doron Announces Winners of the “Hello My World!” Competition

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Thousands of children from 31 countries across the globe joined together to say “Hello My World!” to raise awareness for the plight of the endangered orangutan and vanishing rainforests.

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Children from all over the globe say "Hello My World!"

Bringing attention to the plight of orangutans is the first step to saving them. It is so exciting to see thousands of young students from all over the world learning about orangutans and doing their part to help save them. Helen Doron is doing so much!

“Hello My World!” is an international social awareness and educational campaign initiated by the Helen Doron Educational Group to mark the 30th anniversary of Helen Doron English. The awareness campaign teaches students about how and why animals lose their natural habitats and how palm trees used for manufacturing palm oil can lead to the extinction of numerous animal species. Children of all ages were invited to participate and to submit a video in English to spread the message.

Helen Doron, CEO and founder responded, "I am thrilled to see the nearly 3000 videos you have submitted. You have used English to spread the message that the endangered orangutan and rainforests need our help and protection. Together, your voices are making a difference.”

The videos garnered an impressive 350,000 votes from friends, family and the global community. The top rated videos were reviewed by representatives from Orangutan Outreach, Orangutan Foundation (UK), International Animal Rescue, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme and Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and Gunung Palung Orangutan Project along with CEO Helen Doron and Polish environmental awareness and conservation writer, Beata Pawlikowska. All reviewers agreed that public awareness is essential to protecting and conserving the endangered orangutan population. These judges chose the campaign’s prize winners.

Masha from Ukraine won the grand prize award, a trip to see the orangutan in its natural habitat. Máté from Hungary, Minnie from China and Paola M. from Ecuador also submitted prize winning video clips and will receive tablets as the second and tied third place winners. When told that she had won the grand prize, 8 year old Masha exclaimed, “I am so very excited to see the orangutans!”

Helen Doron Ltd. will donate 1€ for each posted video and continues to accept videos until the target of 4000€ has been reached. The funds will be awarded to Orangutan Outreach where they will be used to continue to promote public awareness and to protect orangutans in their native habitat while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment.

Richard Zimmerman of Orangutan Outreach responds, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Helen Doron English Schools to help save the orangutans! Bringing attention to the plight of orangutans is the first step to saving them. It is so exciting to see thousands of young students from all over the world learning about orangutans and doing their part to help save them. Helen Doron is doing so much to help encourage children to love orangutans. It is heart-warming to see. Thank you!”

For more information about “Hello My World!” go to http://www.helendoron.com/world/hello/

About the Helen Doron Educational Group
The Helen Doron Educational Group stands at the forefront of innovative educational systems, providing exclusive learning programmes and quality educational materials for babies, children and adolescents the world over since 1985. The company’s flagship franchise, Helen Doron English, along with Helen Doron Kindergarten, MathRiders, Ready Steady Move! franchises today encompass nearly 800 learning centres in almost 40 countries in Europe, Asia and South America. Today, more than two million children have learnt with the unique Helen Doron methodology.

The Helen Doron Educational Group invites entrepreneurs to join a successful business operation that benefits children around the world. Visit us at http://www.helendorongroup.com.

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