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Winnipeg Educator Receives Global Citizenship Award

Released on June 23rd 2015

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) recognized Annette Greene, of Maples Collegiate, with its Global Citizenship Award.

For the fourth year, MCIC has given the Global Citizenship Award for Educators to Manitoba teachers and administrators, nominated by their peers and students, who are leaders in promoting and supporting active global citizenship. These educators have gone the extra mile to educate young Manitobans about global issues and empower them to take action to improve the lives of children, youth, people with disabilities and those living in poverty within and beyond our borders.

Annette Greene, a Resource Teacher at Maples Collegiate, is this year’s winner.

Annette teaches social justice theories and values to the students at Maples Collegiate and traveled with them to Kenya to learn about international development, sustainable solutions, social responsibility and culture.

“Annette has changed the lives of the fortunate students that have had the opportunity to work be taught and guided by her,” says Cat Ross, Founder of Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability Inc., who nominated Greene. “She is an inspiration, a phenomenal role model, and pure motivation for those who need that guidance to acknowledge their role as a global citizen.”

The recipients of this award received a donation of $100 for a charitable organization of their choice as well as recognition at MCIC’s Annual General Meeting.

Photos available on request.