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International Development Week Wraps Up With Child Literacy Session At Millennium Library

Released on February 6th 2015

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) continues its celebrations for International Development Week (IDW) 2015, showcasing innovative Manitobans who are making a difference in the field of international development.

Today, MCIC is hosting a discussion on child literacy and International Development. Two of MCIC’s member organizations, OSU Children’s Library Fund and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan will be presenting on the importance of community libraries in their international development projects. The session will be held from 12:00-1:00PM at the Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, Downtown Winnipeg. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

IDW is made possible through a partnership between Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and Canada’s provincial and regional councils for international cooperation. It aims to showcase the work being done by Canadians to reduce poverty around the world and to invite more people to commit to helping those who are most in need.

The theme for 2015 International Development Week is “We are making a difference”.

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MCIC’s mission as a coordinating structure is to promote public awareness of international issues, to foster member interaction, and to administer funds for international development.