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LEADING FOR PEACE We’ve all gotten rather accustomed to marking milestone events virtually, which is why in June we chose to celebrate the completion of our five-year Leading for Peace project in Colombia with a virtual fiesta. We invited our colleagues from Plan International Colombia, supporters like George Loewen and his partner, Clara Anderson, and Maria Paula Calvo from Global Affairs Canada. We were We gathered virtually and in person to celebrate and express our thanks.
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TOGETHER AGAIN In June, we celebrated our five-year Leading for Peace project virtually in Toronto and Bogotá. We also gathered in person with members of the Equality Collective. Pictured above (from left) director of youth leadership and policy advocacy Anjum Sultana, CEO Lindsay Glassco and youth ambassador Rhea Gosain. influencing a social transformation in the territories.” Karla, who is a rugby player, says she came away with the understanding she has a role to play in creating a sense of harmony and showing empathy. “When you encourage these values, you weave a sense of peace in your surroundings.” CELEBRATING OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE For the first time in two years, we gathered in person with members of the Equality Collective. “It was a chance to share our gratitude for their support and for members to hear inspiring updates from one of our youth ambassadors,” explains Catherine Chalmers, vice president of philanthropy at Plan International Canada.
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joined by Yulieth, Yori and Karla – three of the 155,000 people who participated in the peace-building project – who shared how the project changed their lives. There is one phrase that captures it, said Yulieth, a law student: “Power has nothing to do with your sex. Power comes from knowledge.” For Yori, a community organizer, it’s this: “I am now secure in knowing that I am capable of
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“The participants talked about wanting to get an education, but it was so they could help their community. That inspired us.” – George Loewen and Clara Anderson, supporters
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