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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163897
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
UNICEF Mac says Small Change makes a Big Difference
Author(s):
Abdi, Mohamed; Ahluwalia, Tania; Dhillon, Harpreet; Pede, Rachel; Wyne, Sudduf
Author Details:
Mohamed Abdi, UNICEFMac Co-President & Founder, UNICEFMac, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: ahluwt@mcmaster.ca; Tania Ahluwalia; Harpreet Dhillon; Rachel Pede; Sudduf Wyne
Abstract:
UNICEF Mac represents a non-profit organization, the United Nations Children's Fund. Our mission statement is to help the community realize that small actions can contribute to make a big difference in the world. We aim to provide students and faculty of McMaster University with a forum that gives an opportunity to learn about global development concerns by raising awareness of child development issues and by building funds. One of our major goals is to implement special events to highlight the increasing number of children with HIV and AIDS in impoverished countries. In order to raise awareness, some of our campaigns include events such as a Dance-a-Thon, Free Throw Competition, and the Halloween Trick-or-Treating Initiative. Through these events we raise money to assist orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS in many ways from the payment of school fees to the provision of food. We have also planned for a guest speaker previously associated with the UN to enlighten the McMaster community about issues related to HIV/AIDS and inspire them to join in our efforts to support UNICEF. In addition, in order to make our financial goals more realistic, we collaborate with various organizations and other student clubs on campus. Through our creative efforts we are informing the community about the impact of HIV/AIDS. Although the money we gather can sometimes look insignificant when compared to the amount that the UN requests annually for global emergencies, we believe small acts like ours add up on the international stage over time. For example, after the Southeast Asia Earthquake, we had a great response from students in raising almost $4000 in two weeks. By getting students involved with volunteering, raising awareness about global issues and fundraising, our actions have shown success. Our dream started small, but gradually it is expanding from our school to the world. We hope to be the vehicle for change at McMaster by taking small actions, which can help make a significant difference in the world.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUNICEF Mac says Small Change makes a Big Differenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAbdi, Mohameden_US
dc.contributor.authorAhluwalia, Taniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDhillon, Harpreeten_US
dc.contributor.authorPede, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWyne, Suddufen_US
dc.author.detailsMohamed Abdi, UNICEFMac Co-President & Founder, UNICEFMac, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: ahluwt@mcmaster.ca; Tania Ahluwalia; Harpreet Dhillon; Rachel Pede; Sudduf Wyneen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163897-
dc.description.abstractUNICEF Mac represents a non-profit organization, the United Nations Children's Fund. Our mission statement is to help the community realize that small actions can contribute to make a big difference in the world. We aim to provide students and faculty of McMaster University with a forum that gives an opportunity to learn about global development concerns by raising awareness of child development issues and by building funds. One of our major goals is to implement special events to highlight the increasing number of children with HIV and AIDS in impoverished countries. In order to raise awareness, some of our campaigns include events such as a Dance-a-Thon, Free Throw Competition, and the Halloween Trick-or-Treating Initiative. Through these events we raise money to assist orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS in many ways from the payment of school fees to the provision of food. We have also planned for a guest speaker previously associated with the UN to enlighten the McMaster community about issues related to HIV/AIDS and inspire them to join in our efforts to support UNICEF. In addition, in order to make our financial goals more realistic, we collaborate with various organizations and other student clubs on campus. Through our creative efforts we are informing the community about the impact of HIV/AIDS. Although the money we gather can sometimes look insignificant when compared to the amount that the UN requests annually for global emergencies, we believe small acts like ours add up on the international stage over time. For example, after the Southeast Asia Earthquake, we had a great response from students in raising almost $4000 in two weeks. By getting students involved with volunteering, raising awareness about global issues and fundraising, our actions have shown success. Our dream started small, but gradually it is expanding from our school to the world. We hope to be the vehicle for change at McMaster by taking small actions, which can help make a significant difference in the world.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:29Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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