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Students work toward “Food For All”

Released on December 3rd 2012

December 3, 2012 – Winnipeg, MB

Students work toward “Food For All”

As Food Security issues continue to grab headlines around the world, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will bring its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Food For All Middle Years Conference to Morden on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Forty-four students from six schools in the Borderland, Garden Valley, Hanover, Prairie Spirit and Western school divisions will be attending a one-day conference at the Morden Community Centre to explore issues around Food Security in our world.

The purpose of the conference is for students to investigate ways that we can work together to improve access to food for every person in our world now, and in the future. Through a series of simulation games, circuit sessions and workshops, students will discover answers to important questions such as: What is hunger? Who is hungry? What is the impact of hunger on people’s lives? What are the causes of hunger? What can we do to address global hunger?

Middle years students from Bothwell School, École Morden Middle School, École Parkside School, Emerado Centennial School, Nellie McClung Collegiate and Plum Coulee School will be attending the conference. The Morden conference is the second in a series of six that will be held throughout Manitoba from November 2012 to March 2013.

MCIC’s Generating Momentum for Our World: Food For All Middle Years Conference Morden Community Centre, 111-D Gilmour Street, Morden, MB December 4, 2012, 9:00 am – 3:15 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 consider where the ingredients for their food comes from. 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 through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 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
Rebecca Irving, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Phone: (204) 987-6420 Email: youth@mcic.ca
Websites: www.mcic.ca and www.generatingmomentum.ca