DID YOU KNOW . . .
Almost fifty per cent of the developing world's population lack adequate sanitation facilities and over 884 million people don't have access to safe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services kills and sickens thousands of people every day and has particularly negative effects on the lives of girls and women in communities throughout the world. (UNICEF, 2010)
The goal of this study project is to encourage and give students the opportunity to take informed action pertaining to Canada's commitment in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In Malawi, students will visit various rural village communities and learn about the need for access to safe water and basic sanitation. They will also meet with local village members, government administrators, as well as Malawians engaged in community based projects in order to get a broad understanding of life in sub-Saharan Africa - with and without access to water. The project will also have a particular focus on gender, and how girls and women are affected by these issues.
Students and Vanier College staff supervisors will go to Malawi, Africa for 3 weeks during the summer of 2011. The group will stay in a welcoming village one hour away from Malawi's capital city, Lilongwe.
Why should you apply? You will:
- Become a responsible global citizen.
- Increase your knowledge about global issues.
- Develop leadership and communication skills.
- Take part in a life-changing experience.
This study trip will prepare students to become involved in this development issue. As part of the Water: Action for Access project, upon return from the study trip, students will then be required to give presentations and share their knowledge with their peers at Vanier College and at local high schools.
For further information, please contact
International Education Office B-230
Jennifer Joseph: email@example.com