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Manitoban’s Work Celebrated for International Development Week 2013

Released on February 5th 2013

Media Release January 31, 2013 Manitoban’s Work Celebrated for International Development Week 2013

Winnipeg, MB – To celebrate International Development Week 2013, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is recognizing the work of Tito Daodu from Winnipeg with a video profile.

International Development Week (IDW) runs from February 3-9, 2013. The theme for this year is I Am Making A Difference and MCIC is focusing on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IDW is an opportunity to explore how Canada and Manitobans are making a difference in our world. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has profiled eight Manitobans from all walks of life who are contributing their time and effort to take action as global citizens.

Tito Daodu is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a student of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She is working toward MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women.

Tito recently travelled to Karatu, Tanzania on a service learning project with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief to develop curricula with high schools students, encouraging both boys and girls to create dialogue and focus on gender equality and the empowerment of girls.

Tito was profiled as a young global citizen by MCIC back in 2010 and since then, she has been able to transfer the skills she developed working on local issues to an international context.

The video profiles of the eight Manitobans have been posted on www.mcic.ca as part of the I Am Making a Difference campaign. Manitobans are invited to watch the videos and enter a contest to win Fair Trade chocolate for a year. International Development Week is proclaimed by the Canadian International Development Agency, whose funding made MCIC’s IDW 2013 campaign possible.

The other seven global citizens profiled for IDW 2013 are Vurayayi Pugeni (Humanitarian Relief & Disaster Recovery Coordinator at Mennonite Central Committee Canada); Jan Stewart (Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg); Pierre Plourde (Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba); Megan Wilton (Midwife in Winnipeg); Christine Penner (Assistant Superintendant at the Interlake School Divison); Jo-Ellen Parry (Project Manager at the International Institute for Sustainable Development) and Derryl Reid (Owner of Green Bean Coffee Imports).

To arrange an interview with Tito or any of the global citizens contact: Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: janice@mcic.ca