More than 200 students from 31 schools across Canberra will get a first-hand insight into what it’s like to live in poverty at the World Vision Global Leaders Convention (GLC) to be held Today.
The GLCs are World Vision’s one day leaders events for students in years 10 to 12, designed to inform and empower young people to be a voice for justice and to lead the 40 Hour Famine in their schools this August.
The events are highly interactive and student feedback is consistently that the events are inspiring, fun and motivational. To achieve this, World Vision uses a variety of activities to engage young people including keynote speakers, video stories from children in Ethiopia, and a new interactive simulation game where students trade food in 'the trading pit' using real time global food prices through their mobile devices.
Who: A wide range of public and private schools are attending from across Canberra including Radford College, Merici College, Trinity Christian School, Belconnen High School, Yass High School, Crookwell High School, St Francis Xavier College, and Marist College Canberra
When: 9:00am - 2.30pm
Where: Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce ACT 2617
Canberra high school students get a taste of living in poverty
World Vision Australia
Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 12:08 (EST)
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