Colleges and Universities around the world have always stood as centers of social activism. The push for sweat-free products on campus and the recent Arab Spring movements in the Middle East have students on the front lines.
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Let Kids Be Kids Day a Success!
Pirates, pinatas, paint, Twister, bubbles and balloons: the right recipe for celebrating children!
In late November, students at campuses across Canada came out to do a new national event: Let Kids Be Kids Day. Developed by World Vision Campus leaders, the event recognizes Universal Children’s Day (Nov 20th) by celebrating what childhood should be like for all children. Campus groups from UBC to McGill and a number of high school groups all participated!
Thanks to all who took part in campus and high school groups! Together you raised awareness amongst more than 1,500 people and helped raise close to $2,000 for nutrition, clean water, education and protection so that children can live full and healthy lives.
Here are a few comments from the groups who took it on:
“The event was a huge success! We distributed about 190 balloons! The balloons had Let Kids Be Kids info tags on them and you could see many people immediately reading the info.” – Andrew, University of Toronto
“World Vision U of M had their Let Kids Be Kids campaign yesterday and it was a huge success! We celebrated children around the world! We showed how sponsorship allows children to be kids again rather than having to deal with life and death issues like where they are going to get their next meal, how they can afford to go to school etc. As people had fun buying popcorn, watching the child sponsorship clips and interacting with our table, the message was that all kids should have a fun and healthy childhood.” – Breanna, University of Manitoba
“We held a fundraiser for World Vision’s Let Kids Be Kids Day. It was our first big event as a club and it went really well! We had about 53 people stop by our table either to buy some goodies, give a donation or just to find out more about the cause ” – Emma, University of Regina