P.E.I. teen off to Honduras

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS -

Nine­teen-year-old Drew Dalziel is about to em­bark on a jour­ney she won’t soon for­get. As one of four At­lantic Cana­dian youth, she will rep­re­sent Prince Ed­ward Is­land as part of a 10-day tour to Honduras from July 7-17.

Or­ga­nized by the At­lantic Coun­cil for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion (ACIC) and the Falls Brook Cen­tre (FBC), the Global Youth Lead­ers Tour is an op­por­tu­nity for young At­lantic Cana­di­ans to in­crease their un­der­stand­ing of in­ter­na­tional co-op­er­a­tion and dis­cover how they can have an im­pact.

In Honduras, Dalziel will meet with other youth, staff and vol­un­teers from lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, and com­mu­nity mem­bers to learn more about the work be­ing done in part­ner­ship with At­lantic Cana­dian or­ga­ni­za­tions and their in­ter­na­tional col­leagues. Dalziel has al­ways had an in­ter­est in in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment, and has worked with In­ter­na­tional Sus­tain­able Com­mu­nity As­sis­tance (ISCA) in P.E.I.

She is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in youth re­lated is­sues, and rec­og­nizes that youth in Canada (her­self in­cluded) are af­forded many op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I want to do the Global Youth Lead­ers Tour in Honduras be­cause I want to be able to learn a new cul­ture and a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing in dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties other than my own," Dalziel said.

"Also con­nect with new peo­ple I meet along the way."

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