After six days of intense activities and discussion, the some 50 participants at the SNJM Youth Justice Forum left the site, energized and ready to continue their social involvement at home in Canada, the United States and Lesotho.
We remind you that this Forum was to provide an experience of intercultural and intergenerational solidarity for High School students between the ages of 15 and 17, and who are representatives of 13 schools affiliated with the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).
Discussions, volunteering, discoveries and pleasure!
Through group presentations, the participants shared their reflections on the following themes: human trafficking, water as a right for all, and immigration. They also shared with their peers information on social projects in which they had been involved during the school year.
Also, six charitable organizations welcomed these providential volunteers for a very full day of work:
· The co-cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue,
· Maison Jésus-Marie, a residence for the elderly,
· le Repas du Passant, a soup kitchen,
· la Maison des enfants Marie-Rose de Beauharnois, a community center for children,
· la ressource Step up, for people with intellectual disabilities, and finally
· Moisson Rive-Sud.
" I would like to thank the SNJM Youth Justice Forum for their visit last Friday. This visit, which helped Moisson Rive-Sud to accomplish its mission, was greatly appreciated". commented Lysa Villeneuve, communications and events coordinator at Moisson Rive-Sud, an organization committed to food assistance programs.