Educators invited to Ethiopia to learn about global hunger

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Applications are being taken for a Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s youth educators’ tour to Ethiopia in August. Anyone who is an educator of youth or young adults is welcome to apply, including, school teachers, 4-H leaders, and church youth leaders.

The delegation will learn about food security issues in Ethiopia, visit communities receiving support from the Foodgrains Bank, and explore ways to engage Canadian youth in issues related to world hunger.

“Our goal is to provide Canadian educators with first-hand learning experiences in Ethiopia that they can share with youth in their classrooms and local communities,” says Roberta Gramlich, Foodgrains Bank youth engagement co-ordinator.

“The tour provides opportunities for Canadians to meet people who have experienced hunger. We also organize workshops so that the delegation comes away with a deeper understanding of food security and agriculture, international development, and how Canadians can take action.”

All tours include an orientation to the Foodgrains Bank, and a full cultural briefing.

The cost is about $3,000, which includes airfare and all in-country costs. Approximate dates are Aug. 1-15 and the application deadline is May 15. There is some opportunity for financial support for the trip upon request. For more information, visit the Canadian Foodgrains Bank website.

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