Naomi Harley, the Grade 5/6 teacher at Lac Du Bonnet Centennial School, has been awarded with a global citizenship award from the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC).
This is the first year the MCIC has given out the awards. They implemented them to recognize teachers in the province as well as administrators for promoting global citizenship, says an MCIC press release.
"These educators have gone the extra mile to educate young Manitobans about global issues and empower them to take action to improve the lives of children, youth, people with disabilities and those living in poverty within and beyond our boarders," says the release.
Harley, who was nominated for the award, started a 'fair trade action committee', which promotes fair trade produced products. She also supported Siloam Mission, built a well in India with Sopar and sold Rafiki chains, reads the release. Also, Harley developed a multi-curriculum technology project that focused on global citizenship that her student partook in.
"According to Kally Ouchareck and Anika Easton, grade 5/6 students at Centennial School, 'Mrs. Harley has changed the way people think by getting kids at our school and other people active to make change'," reads the release.