Youth

First contact: between suspicion and acceptance

August 20, 2014
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Gabrielle Angers-Gosselin

The first contact in the women’s centres was a special experience for all of us. When the women saw us arriving for the first time in their centres with CEPROSI employees, we could feel a certain distrust directed our way. They continued to knit without paying much attention to our being there. For some of us, it was hard to feel rejected by the people we want to help.

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Bolivia: Women centre's improve women's health

August 20, 2014
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Gabrielle Angers-Gosselin, Quebec Without Borders intern

Following our first blog post, we felt that it would be a good idea to provide more details about the women’s centres that we work with on a daily basis. As you already know, our internship with CEPROSI has led us to work with women from the Max Paredes and Cotahuma boroughs of the city of La Paz and the Ciudad Satelite district of the city of El Alto. These are the target populations of CEPROSI, and to reach them, they are working with the Sembrando Semillas women’s association, which has more than 300 women in over 20 centres.

Quebec without borders interns in action for proper nutrition!

August 20, 2014
by 
Gabrielle Angers-Gosselin

Here we are at the finishing line! We’ve made it to the last week of work. Only the final details are left: thinking about our goodbye party; finishing our internship project; purchasing souvenirs; … and writing up a few blog posts to tell you about our experience here in Bolivia! We believe that it’s important to describe the daily life we’ve shared over these last two and a half months.

Finding harmony between humans and nature

July 21, 2014
by 
Christine Charette, Youth member of Development and Peace

The landscapes in Zambia are unbelievable! Today, we are on our way to Livingstone, known for the famous and powerful Victoria Falls. I’m so thankful to our Zambian friend, Andrew Simpasa, a Jesuit seminarian, for his kindness, his happiness and his time and energy to bring us to visit this amazing wonder of the world. I have never seen someone so proud of his country!

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Seeing firsthand the impacts of a mine

July 16, 2014
by 
Sean Jeffrey, Development and Peace youth member

On Canada Day, we drove to the mining town of Mufilira with Development and Peace’s partner JCTR Kitwe. We shared some of our national pride with our Zambian friends by singing them Oh Canada. The pride that I held onto was challenged many times throughout our very eye-opening visit that day. The site of the copper mine we visited was very similar to the mines that are headquartered back in Canada.

Des paysans solidaires pour la souveraineté alimentaire

July 9, 2014
by 
Ève-Laurence Hébert, stagiaire QSF en Haïti

Bien que la population de Papaye ne s’élève qu’à seulement 500 habitants, la contestation que l’on retrouve au sein des institutions du MPP est constante et féroce. Lieu de réunion des grands événements protestataires, la communauté de Papaye s’active, chaque année, à rassembler des centaines, voire des milliers de paysannes et paysans afin de faire connaître, à la population haïtienne et à la communauté internationale, leur mécontentement quant aux multinationales, aux institutions financières internationales et à la mondialisation du secteur agroalimentaire.

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In Burundi: Shelter Found After Torrential Rains

July 8, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

On the night of February 9-10, residents of the northern neighborhoods of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, woke up to grieve for themselves and their fellow citizens. The neighborhoods were submerged as a result of major floods. Torrential rains caused a destructive mix of water and sediments to flood these areas, causing 76 deaths, including some children, and 708 injuries.

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The sky, the earth and the people

June 30, 2014
by 
Selina Hunt, youth member of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.

Learning the intricacies of organic farming

June 28, 2014
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Jennifer Lagassé and Kira Paisley, youth members of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.

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A Voice for Justice: Students go mining and dig out some valuable lessons

February 3, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

Who knew that a cookie could teach so much! This year, as part of our campaign A Voice for Justice calling for an ombudsman for responsible mining, we gave students the opportunity to understand the realities faced by communities in the Global South when a mining company doesn’t respect their rights. How? By mining cookies!