Island teen heading to Uganda
Jade Knockwood of Mount Stewart representing P.E.I. on 18-day tour
Seventeen-year-old Jade Knockwood 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 an 18-day tour to Uganda from July 7-23.
Organized by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC), the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Alberta Council for Global Co-operation (ACGC), the ACT 4 Global Change 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 Uganda, Jade 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. Jade is a school leader and artist who embraces diversity and advocates for equality for all. She’s an artist, activist, writer and a traveller who’s excited to bring back her experiences to her community and school.
“I am very excited for this upcoming opportunity to travel to Uganda for two weeks because I get to learn about the culture, the history and as well the community,” she said.
Upon their return, the youth will share their experiences with students and organizations in the Atlantic region this fall and winter, hoping to encourage other young people to become involved in their local and international community.
The youth will also be posting their adventures during their time in Uganda on Instagram using the hashtag #ACICTour.
Follow along with www.instagram. com/acic_caci.