Posted on 06/23/2012, 9:07 am, by
Jasmine Wiens

Jasmine Wiens, recipient of the Young Manitoba Global Citizens Award.

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is presenting four graduating Grade 12 students, including a Grunthal student, with its Global Citizenship Award.

These four students were selected from many excellent applications from all over the province to be honoured for taking action as global citizens. Through their local and global actions, these students are changing and improving the lives of hundreds including children, youth, people with disabilities and those living in poverty beyond our borders.

Jasmine Wiens from Green Valley School is one of this year’s winners.

Jasmine helped to establish Grunthal Caring Hands Food Bank, led education events and fundraisers for a clean water project in Eor Ewauso, Kenya through Free the Children and helped to found a Social Justice Club at Green Valley School.

According to Breanna, “A global citizen is a person who works to end international inequality by helping to provide the resources for communities to become self-sufficient. A global citizen will also work to educate others on global citizenship.”

The other three recipients of the award are Bryn Vargas from Westwood Collegiate; Andrew Chudley from Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau and Breanna Waterman from Erickson Collegiate.

The Global Citizenship Award was established in 2009 to recognize students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and global citizenship volunteer activities aimed at a more just and sustainable world. Each will receive a certificate at their graduation ceremony and a $200 award.

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is a coalition of over 40 organizations involved in international development. An independent non-profit organization, MCIC is responsible for distributing Government of Manitoba funds designated for international development and emergency relief and rehabilitation and works within Manitoba to build understanding and engagement on international issues.