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On Saturday, February 9, 2013, Kids to Kids members took part in a youth conference put on by BC Council for International Cooperation. This youth to youth event brings young global minds together to collectively explore social responsibility, the new ways in which we all, as global citizens, impact the world with locally based actions, and what role social media and mobile play in bridging the space that previously lessened the ripple effects of small initiatives.
Gabrielle Guay says, "I got inspiration from the other groups ideas on raising awareness and fundraising. I also like the way this event brought our group together. I learned more about the value of sharing my ideas as i could see how others doing the same was a huge benefit ...locally and globally. The small group also made me more comfortable in expressing myself. Thanks Kareen - it was a huge success."
Onyx Vaughan Ogilvie says, "The IDW 2013 certainly increased the awareness of our group with other people and it also brought our group closer together. I was anxious as I walked up to take part in the panel discussion but that anxiety soon became an exciting feeling as I realized how many people would now know about the K2K project. It turned into a a comforting feeling because this was a huge leap for the k2k. And I also learned so much about the other youth groups and within that new possibilities for our group. Thank you for hosting this event and recognizing the K2K project."
Emily Kelly says, "Thank you so much for inviting us to 'the hive' to show all the amazing work we and other people have done, and all the work we put in for this to happen! I think going there has really brought our group, Kids To Kids closer. We have wanted to make more out of this group and by doing that learning about other citizens in this World, we have!
On our way home from the ferry, we talked to one of Sarah's friends who seemed so interested in our work and when she complemented on all our good and hard work, I felt very proud of what I/we do, helping the people in India. But now that I think about it, I heard you have been a big help in this project so I just would like to say a big THANK YOU for all the work you have done to help this project."
LeighAnn says, "The IDW provided many gifts for the Kids To Kids Project. We all found this event inspiring, motivating and encouraging. The kids in our group truly blossomed and coagulated because of taking part in this event. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to reach a new level within our organization. We gained a deeper understanding of the power grassroots operations like ours have in creating the change we want to see in the world. The networking and brainstorming with other groups was very powerful and nourishing. We now see new possibilities. Thank you so very much."
Regards, Gabrielle, Emily, Onyx, and LeighAnn
The Kids to Kids Project was selected to be among the three youth groups highlighted during the upcoming year's International Development Week (IDW) campaign.The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is highlighting the Kids To Kids Project as they celebrate the inspiring efforts of BC youth working collaboratively to make a difference on local-global issues for International Development Week 2013.
The Kids To Kids Project was chosen from across the province to celebrate and participate in the IDW youth global citizen workshop in Vancouver on February 9th, 2013. For over 20 years, International Development Week (IDW) has celebrated Canadians’ involvement in international development and cooperation. Extraordinary young people across the country are actively engaging in the fight for a more just and sustainable future for everyone. Keep your eyes open for the K2K as they are highlighted in stories to local media and showcased in a short video, featured on BCCIC’s website and social media.
The Kids To Kids Project would love to hear from kids anywhere in Canada who would like to join in. We have partners in Assam through schools and colleges - and are waiting for more input from this side of the world.
To read more about International Development Week and The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) please visit http://bccic.ca/international-development-week
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