CEED 2017 Showcase: celebrating our achievements
During last year’s homecoming season, CEED celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary as an organization. But why wait another 10 years to celebrate again, when the end of every summer program is an accomplishment worth celebrating?
This Homecoming season, we’ll be inviting our most recent alumni to showcase their achievements of summer 2017, as well as our most distinguished alumni from previous years, to discuss their current ventures in community development.
Friday, September 15, 2017
- 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Centre for Teaching and Learning, Faubourg Tower, 1250 Guy St., FB 620, (6th floor), Montreal
RSVP by phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 4397, or 1-888-777-3330
Information: Melanie.Gudgeon@concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext. 5647
Youth Advocacy and Communications Project
Interns produced three radio talk shows as part of the CEED Young Achiever’s Radio Talk Show series. Along with the goal of empowering youth within the community by sharing their successful stories, this year’s series placed a stronger focus on gender equality.
Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Interns held Gulu’s first Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, where grants were given to the winning teams as start-up capitols for their businesses. A primary focus was placed on gender equality within groups, the sustainable aspects of their project, the creativity behind each concept, as well as the potential success of their business ideas.
Technology, Education, and Information Sharing Project (NEW)
This new project kick-started in 2017, and led to the building of a new library and reading room on the compound, which acts as a safe, comfortable space for youth in Gulu to share ideas and learn. Along with the CEED computer lab, this library is accessible to the public.
Community Events Planning Project
The Community Events Planning team organized a number of events in response to the community’s interests and needs. They organized Knowledge Cafes, to raise awareness about sports betting addiction and an inter-school talent show, where youth explored issues of addiction through art, dance, cinema, music and poetry.
Environmental Sustainability Project
Following-up on last year’s newly built compost system on the compound, the sustainability interns took it a step further by implementing pilot composting workshops in schools. They also monitored the trees planted in schools and around town as part of the Gulu Go Green marathon.