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Young Manitoba Global Citizens Receive Award: Tianna Philippot

Released on June 23rd 2015

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 applications 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.

Tianna Philippot from Teulon Collegiate Institute is one of this year’s winners.

Tianna has been involved in Youth in Philanthropy, is a Human Rights Club Member, Environmental Club Member, Helping Hands Chairperson, Teen Talk Committee Member and Gay Straight Alliance Member. She has raised money through multiple fundraisers (coffee houses, bake sales, selling T-shirts, school dances). In 2011, Tianna organized school events to build a sister school in Africa. She has also fundraised in support of Japan’s earthquake/tsunami and sent funds to build a school in the Dominican Republic. She has provided local businesses with information about recycling and currently runs a program where she collects recyclables from local businesses to be reused to reduces wastes.

The other two recipients of the award are Catherine Bergs from Whitemouth School, Whitemouth and Monelle Benjamin, École/Collège régional Gabrielle Roy, Île-des-Chênes.

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.