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Young Manitoba Global Citizens Receive Award: Monelle Benjamin

Released on June 23rd 2015

Young Manitoba Global Citizens Receive Award

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presented three graduating Grade 12 students with its Global Citizenship Award.

These three students were selected from all over the province to be honoured for taking action as global citizens. Through their local and global actions, these students are changing and improving the lives of hundreds including children, youth, people with disabilities and those living in poverty beyond our borders.

Monelle Benjamin from École/Collège régional Gabrielle Roy in Île-des-Chênes, is one of this year’s winners.

The Ubuntu program in Rwanda and Outtatown program in Burkina Faso taught Monelle about development aid, sustainability, gender issues, genocide, and food security. Monelle is active in her community working with Oheys to support children with autism and Norshel to support adults with physical and mental disabilities.

The other two recipients of the award are Catherine Bergs from Whitemouth School, Whitemouth and Tianna Philippot, from Teulon Collegiate Institute, Teulon.

The Global Citizenship Award was established in 2009 to recognize students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and global citizenship volunteer activities aimed at a more just and sustainable world. Each will receive a certificate at their graduation ceremony and a $250 award.