The Government of Canada supports the project "Ouvre-toi sur le monde"
LONGUEUIL, QC, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided $50,000 for the project "Ouvre-toi sur le monde" from the Fondation Jeunes-PROJET.
Nearly 300 young people aged 7 to 17, from Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous schools in Quebec, will create and present around 35 projects on Canada's diversity.
Students whose projects are chosen will manage every stage of the project, including planning, goal setting, budget management, fundraising, and evaluation. Students will present their projects to their peers at their school or at the Salon Jeunes-PROJET.
The Government of Canada is providing this funding through Canadian Heritage's Youth Take Charge program.
"The Government of Canada is proud to invest in youth programs, such as this one from the Fondation Jeunes-PROJET, that help our young people become engaged citizens and contribute to the Canada of today and tomorrow. We want to give them the opportunity to fully participate in Canadian society so that they can achieve their full potential, get involved in their communities and continue to inspire us."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
The Fondation Jeunes-PROJET, established in 1990, is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote and support individual and group student projects by young people aged 5 to 17. These projects help young people develop their independence, foster their sense of responsibility and initiative, and encourage them to engage with learning.
The project "Ouvre-toi sur le monde" is an ongoing initiative of the Fondation Jeunes-PROJET that the organization is seeking to expand. Young people interested in participating will be asked to submit a proposal for an individual or group project that will help them learn about peace, inclusiveness and social cohesion.
The project will be promoted on the website of the Fondation Jeunes-PROJET, through visual presentations at meetings and workshops in schools, and through posters and flyers. An educational facilitator hired by the organization will visit participating schools to motivate and support the students, from initial project concept to final presentation.
Canadian Heritage's Youth Take Charge program supports youth-led projects that exemplify the ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada. It gives young people an opportunity to learn more about their country's rich history and diversity, and to become citizens actively involved in their communities.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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