J.E. Rash and Harold Robles

Legacy’s President J.E. Rash presents Dr. Harold Robles with Legacy’s “Service to Humanity” Award

In honor of our 30th Anniversary, Legacy was pleased to recognize Dr. h.c. Harold Robles, Chairman of our International Board of Directors, for his dedication to serving humanity and his lifetime of practical idealism.

Legacy’s President, J. E. Rash presented Dr. Robles with the Legacy Service to Humanity Award on Jan 11, 2010 at Virginia Tech University where Dr. Robles spoke as part of Legacy’s ongoing Global Viewpoints Forum.

In his lecture, titled “Prevention Through Education: Together We Can Make a Difference,” Dr. Robles spoke about how Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy of “reverence for life” inspired his own journey of service and work to prevent public health diseases in Southern Africa and around the world.

View video  excerpts from the Harold Robles lecture “Prevention Through Education: Together We Can Make a Difference “

Dr. Robles and Virginina Tech Vice-President, Dr. Dooley

Dr. Robles and Legacy staff member, Innocentia

Dr. Robles answers questions about his work from audience members.

In response to invitation,  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu congratulates Legacy on 30 years of service.
As a non-profit organization, Legacy International is dedicated to strengthening civil society around the world by helping local citizens create increasingly cooperative and productive lives. This event is part of Legacy’s ongoing Global Viewpoints Forum, bringing experts from around the world together with practical solutions for the world most pressing problems.
Dr. Robles is the current Chairman of Legacy International’s Board of Advisors.

Harold Robles,  is a native of the Netherlands, and has devoted his life to promoting healthcare education as a human right.

In April 2009 Dr. Harold Robles was appointed Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. In addition, on World AIDS Day 2009 Dr. Robles received the Humanitarian Award from the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.

Today Harold Robles is special advisor of the South Africa non-profit organization providing information and training in the fields of health and hygiene to prevent illness in the townships of Southern Africa.
The Health Promoters are providing basic information and training in the form of workshops with excellent, promising results.
The Health Promotion South Africa Trust is based in South Africa with supporting organizations in the Netherlands and the United States of America.

Please enjoy this Video Interview (2 parts) with Dr. Robles  as he reflects on service to humanity, public health issues, and the power of education.