The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2013 is I Am Making A Difference. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced nine video profiles of Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort to work towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Below you can view these profiles as well as the music video “Won’t Back Down”, a song about the importance of the empowerment of women and girls, written, composed and recorded by seven high school students from around Manitoba. Visitors who view these videos can enter a contest to win Fair Trade chocolate for a year (a value of $260).
MCIC is profiling a wide range of Manitobans including educators, students, business owners and health care professionals from urban and rural Manitoba who demonstrate that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Their actions, such as raising awareness at local events, volunteering their time and providing health care and education at home and abroad, are helping to ensure that the world is on track to meet the MDGs by 2015.