Saturday, January 02, 2010

AY goes global, host fundraising dinner for Darfur

EMC Events - The Grade 12 international business class at AY Jackson Secondary School is making a difference with its global leadership project Mission Possible: Darfur.

The students are holding a fundraising dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Lonestar Restaurant (4048 Carling Ave.) to raise money for field projects in Darfur with proceeds going to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

"We are actually helping people out there," said project co-president Andrea Alamo. "It feels good."

After students pitched various project ideas, the class voted on this cause after students Charlotte Mahon and Aman Ahluwalia attended a seminar on world issues which discussed the ongoing genocide in Darfur.

"After the Holocaust and Rwanda, people said there would be no more genocides, but there are and it is happening," said Mahon, who is the project's co-president.

"It is happening right now," added Alamo.

Mahon explained that this event is put together entirely by the students.

"We want to make this event as big as possible because Darfur is one of the biggest issues of our generation," said Mahon. Read more >>>>>>>>>>>>>

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