Global Citizen: March 2014
International Women’s Day 2014!
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2014, we would like to highlight some of the reflections and learning from our Women’s Exchanges through the Youth Leaders in Action program.
Check out this video reflecting on lessons learned on a women’s exchange program by the brilliant women on our Sudbury, ON - Ostroh, Ukraine.
“I learned I am capable of achieving my goals. I gained knowledge about violence against women and I learned how to identify the different types of violence. The program has helped me to grow and to confront difficult situations from a different perspective. I learned many things, but most important, I learned these things from the other young women in my program. I am proud of myself. I have a more positive approach to life and I am ready to confront the change that will come in the future.”
Canada World Youth is seeking 9 female youth volunteers aged 19-25 to take part in a four month development project in Nicaragua with a focus on food security and gender. Apply today!
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The six-month exchange that changed their world and inspired a cross-Canada fundraising bike tour
As a youth volunteer on our Youth Leaders in Action program in 2009-2010 between Sooke, BC and Inhambane, Mozambique, Jamie spent 3 months in Mozambique, along with the 18 other Canadian and Mozambican youth, where he volunteered with a community orphanage.
Jamie Rooney was so touched by his time in Mozambique, especially by all the people that he met, that he decided he would have to find a way to give back. Once returned to Canada, Jamie decided to find a way to continue his relationship with the orphanage in Inhambane. He called up his long-time friend, Ben Morrison, to propose a plan to collect funds for this worthy cause. Together, they decided to combine their love of cycling and an interest to discover Canada into a cross-Canada bike tour to raise funds for the orphanage.
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Perspective: My CWY experience in the Ukraine
There is more than one side to every story. As a Canada World Youth volunteer who was recently living in Ukraine throughout the bulk of the very public protest known as “Euromadian”, I would like to tell a part of the story about the Ukrainian people that many of my fellow Canadians may not have heard despite the amount of attention on this country due to these recent events.
Click here to read more about Michaela’s experience in the Ukraine.
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