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Can Engage is a community service project that will put 5
Tibetan children in Litang County, Sichuan, China through three years of high school.
The project intends to raise $10,000 in
support of Machik, a non-governmental organization that works directly with the
people of the Tibetan Plateau in developing new opportunities for education and
training, and for revitalizing local communities and strengthening capacity.
Since 2002, Machik has been
delivering its education program in this remote area through the Chungba
Primary School (CPS) and Chungba Middle School (CMS). Can Engage's funding
target will cover the cost for three girls and two boys who have graduated from
CMS to earn a three-year high-school education, which includes tuition,
boarding, food, transportation and healthcare.
Through Can Engage, we seek to
bring together Canadians of Chinese and Tibetan descent to engage in
constructive dialogue about the issues that divide these communities and about
Canada's relationship to the Tibetan Plateau. We also seek to cultivate
positive relations between the two communities by exemplifying a spirit of
cooperation and friendship, and promoting unity through shared causes and
adherence to Canada's humanitarian values.