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South African Partnership
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Welcome to Youth in Action! We meet on Wednesdays in room 226.

Who are we? We are students who want to actively participate in making a difference in the global community. Our purpose is to educate and inspire KCVI students to fundraise and learn about development issues.


Upcoming Events

Pancake Breakfast - December 1st in the cafeteria. Help support Hannah Gillcrest who will be working in Haiti in January 2017.

Donate to our KIVA group and actually help a farmer! Hot Chocolate and chocolate will be available at lunch in Febuary.

QPID conference at Queen's (March).


Halloween Harvest - October 31st,  2016

Information about our organizations.


Free the Children - Halloween Harvest Fundraiser at Halloween. We will collect food for our local food bank. Let's be active and join thousands of students in North America to help reduce food insecurity in our own community.
                                                                                
For more information, check out www.freethechildren.org/halloweenhunger/


CanAssist Project  - Dr John Geddes. KCVI has been a proud supporter of CanAssist. In coordination with Youth in Action at LCVI we have raised money to construct a roof for a school in Kenya. Thank - you for your support!

KCVI KIVA - KIVA is a micro-credit lending agency that directly connects you with potential investers. As a Youth in Action group, we have selected 2 deserving recipients to invest in. Support someone across the world to make a secure future! Read more about how you can invest directly in the lives of local entrepreneurs at www.kiva.org

South African Partnership

The South African Partnership Committee was formed in November of 2003 by two KC students, Julia Kellam and Kate Edgar. Their vision was to support a school that Kate's Aunt, Carol Warnica had visited and worked. Kate and Julia's vision was to connect KC to a school and community in South Africa in need. We continue their vision by fundraising for our sister school in South Africa. Currently, money raised goes towards providing students with school uniforms and other basic necessities such as food, clothing and school supplies that we in Canada take for granted.

Where are the funds going?

In the past, all funds raised at KCVI were being delivered to Fundokuhle High School. However, after five years of support, Fundokuhle has become better resourced. Now South African Partnership Committee supports Umthoqotho High School.  Umthoqotho is in an impoverished area that has been hit very hard with the AIDS pandemic. Our money goes to support orphans and their community mothers who help to serve the region.


Photo: South African Partnership Reunion 2011 - Emmalys Mulder, Kate Edgar, Julia Kellam, Helena Huskilson and Carol Warnica

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Teacher Supervisor -    Ms. Huskilson.                                  huskilsonh@limestone.on.ca
                                



 
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