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Released on November 25th 2013

November 25, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB

Just two years before the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will bring its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Goals for a Better World Middle Years Conference to Morden on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Thirty students from three schools in the Garden Valley and Prairie Spirit school divisions will be attending a one-day conference at the Morden Community Centre to explore issues around poverty reduction in our world.

The students will investigate what is being done to reduce poverty, how different development projects work, and what they can do to ensure a good life for people around the world. Through a series of simulation games, circuit sessions and workshops, students will discover answers to important questions such as: What is poverty? Who experiences poverty? What is being done to improve the lives of people around the world? How do development projects change the way people experience poverty? What can we do to ensure a good life for everyone?

Middle years students from Cartwright School, Nellie McClung Collegiate and Parkland School will be attending the conference. The Morden conference is the first in a series of five that will be held throughout Manitoba from November 2013 to February 2014.

MCIC’s Generating Momentum for Our World: Goals for a Better World Middle Years Conference

Morden Community Centre, 111-D Gilmour Street, Morden, MB

November 26, 2013, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The morning session will include an opening plenary and circuit sessions on public speaking, planning and promoting and a hands-on session where students will learn about partnerships with developing countries and how these contribute to eradicating poverty. In the afternoon, students will participate in creative workshops on theatre, digital photography, silk screening and video making. Media are encouraged to stop by around 9:30am for photo opportunities.

“MCIC appreciates the financial support we receive from the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) which assists us in organizing these conferences” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of MCIC. “I am always amazed to hear about the follow-up events the students organize when they return to their schools and communities.”

For more information contact:

Janice Hamilton, Executive Director, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: janice@mcic.ca

Websites: www.mcic.ca and www.generatingmomentum.ca