Fair Trade Algoma will be hosting a film screening of 'When Silence is Golden,' a documentary of a filmmakers' experience in a rural Ghanaian community affected by a Canadian gold mining company's practices. Proceeds from this event will support a local student's involvement in the 2008 WUSC International Seminar.
Twenty university students from across Canada—including Rebecca Stuebing of Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario—were selected to participate in the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) 2008 International Seminar. This summer,these students will travel to Ghana to engage in a group research project on rural community perceptions of basic education. This project will be undertaken in partnership with local communities and NGOs over a period of six weeks in rural villages throughout the country. The costs associated with this initiative will be partially funded by WUSC and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)—participants must contribute $3000 through individual fundraising campaigns.