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Humber International Development- Marketplace

Humber International Development- Marketplace


International Development Week was started
by the Canadian Government about 10 or 12 years ago. Any organization that does international
work takes this week, usually the first or second week in February, so that they can
demonstrate to Humber faculty and students, most importantly, about what they do. I was responsible for setting up this marketplace
that you see behind us. What the idea behind this was to reach out to a bunch of local
organizations that are either NGOs or charities, or schools, or independently run organizations
and set-up a communal place where everyone can, you know, kind of get together and show what’s going on. We’re here to promote one of World Visions’
newest programs. It’s called Raw Hope. It’s basically a program that, ah, focuses on fragile states,
where there’s the greatest need and we’re helping and saving children in
the most dangerous places in the world. This is a perfect audience. Students who are
apart of the International Development program. We chose to participate in the marketplace
because Humber College is not only one of our members, but because they invited a lot
of other OCIC members and they have a great International Development Postgraduate program. It’s a non-profit organization that was started
by students at Humber last year in the Global Business & Marketing programs. We partner
with a music academy in Zambia and do fundraising and raise money and gifts in kind of instruments
for them so that the kids there actually have instruments to play. I’m here as a part of International Development
Week, representing Humbers’ Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy project. It’s basically
to build the capacity of our seven partners in Indonesia, they’re all universities, to
design and deliver entrepreneurship curriculum, especially applied curriculum. So using more
of Humbers’ model to change sort of, how they’re teaching and their approach to applied entrepreneurship. It was a class project for a water and sanitation
program in rural Kenya and as women ourselves we started thinking about women in rural Kenya
and, how, what they did during their period. We’re alumni now, so we’re going to do everything
that we can in order to, ah, let people know what we’re doing and let people know how Humber
has helped us get there.

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