Canadore Students Dare to Dream
This Saturday, nine dedicated Canadore students will be leaving for the Dominican Republic to be a part of a community service learning trip.
The mission is designed to build skills, personal character and hope for a better future. Students will focus on teaching economically disadvantaged children English language skills from February 23 – March 2.
“I am so excited to be taking part in this trip,” said Michaela Gulliver, Canadore Ecotourism student. “I am a big believer in the philosophy ‘you can’t let the world change your smile, but let your smile change the world’, and I think that this is exactly what our group will be bring to the Dominican.”.
Gulliver is one of the students who was chosen for the trip after a stringent selection process which included application requests, screening and interviewing. The committee chose students who showed a passion for volunteering, serving, had a strong sense of community and the desire to learn and grow.
Canadore is one of the first colleges in Ontario to team up with Outreach360, a grass-roots volunteer organization focused on providing education to underprivileged children around the world. The College’s students will be using Outreach’s Monte Cristi Learning Center as a home base and will also be working within school and community centres to teach.
The selected students from various areas of study have been meeting bi-weekly since November to learn about the mission, including cultural sensitivity training, native language, fundraising techniques and understanding expectations.
Canadore provides access to over 60 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. Each year, approximately 1,000 graduates join a network of 39,000 alumni working around the globe.