Change Your World Alberta Youth Leadership Tour 2013 - Nicaragua
ACGC is pleased to announce the names of 5 youth selected to participate in the Change Your World: Alberta Youth Leadership Tour to Nicaragua:
Rebecca Mesay, Grade 10 (St. Mary’s School High School, Calgary)
Karley Ehrman, Grade 12 (Centre High Campus, Edmonton)
Habba Mahal, Grade 11 (Sturgeon Composite High School, Namao)
Matthew Pettifer, Grade 12 (Jack James High School, Calgary)
Stephen Cho, Grade 11 (Western Canada High School, Calgary).
Change Your World is an opportunity for five Alberta youth to visit and connect with Alberta international development organizations working in Nicaragua. The tour will take place July 2013.
Youth will be accompanied to Nicaragua by experienced staff from the Change for Children Association and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). The focus of this tour will be on the concepts of climate change and climate justice. In Nicaragua, youth will meet with staff and volunteers from local organizations, as well as community members who have been impacted by international development efforts. Through this experience youth will learn more about the work being done in partnership with Albertan non-governmental organizations and their international colleagues, and how they can continue to be involved in international development, locally and globally.
Upon their return, the selected youth will participate in a speaking tour across Alberta, sharing their experiences and perceptions through a presentation and video they will create during their time in Nicaragua. This tour will be shared with students and community organizations across Alberta throughout the fall of 2013.
Change Your World Alberta Youth Leadership Tour2012 - Peru
The 2012 Change Your World tour took 5 Albertan Youth to Peru to visit international development projects by ACGC members. Accompanied by the experienced staff from Sombilla International Development Society and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the tour travelled with 5 Alberta youth to Sombrilla’s partner community of Yurac Yacu, in the highlands of Peru. The Alberta youth were paired with Peruvian indigenous youth and spent two weeks living, learning, and sharing with each other.
Check out the ACGC Podcast page for a special webisode series on the Change Your World Youth Leadership Tour to Peru!
Check out the tour blog, where the participants have been writing about their journey and posting videos on a regular basis.
The youth made a documentary of their experiences to share with their classmates, other schools, and with the broader Alberta community. You can watch the video below:
Change Your World Alberta Youth Leadership Tour 2010 - Ethiopia
In 2010, Canadian Humanitarian hosted this opportunity for the youth to engage with projects on the ground in Ethiopia during July 2010. Students had the opportunity to meet with staff and volunteers as well as community members who have been impacted by the projects. The 2010 Change Your World youth created a short video and presentation of their experience upon returning home to Alberta (see below). With this presentation the youth shared what they learned about international development work, both locally and globally, with a diverse population in Alberta. To read the participant blog from the 2010 Change Your World Tour go to www.changeyourworldtour.blogspot.com
Watch the documentary from the 2011 tour below:
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 25, 2013.