SGI-Canada Youth Participate in Benefit Concert Organized By Free the Children
On October 5, SGI-Canada youth members who are active in the REACH program in Montreal sang in a benefit concert organized by Free the Children at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal, formerly known as the Saidye-Bronfman Centre for the Arts.
The benefit was held to help support emergency aid for victims of drought in East Africa and implementation of art programs in primary schools in India. Guest performers included singers Luce Dufault, Bruno Pelletier and Joël Legendre, all of whom showcased a variety of talents.
SGI-Canada and Free the Children have collaborated on various projects together. Most recently, between July and August 2011, SGI-Canada members helped organize the annual "Take Action Academy"--weeklong leadership camps sponsored by Free the Children--at the University of British Columbia.
REACH is a high school curriculum which SGI-Canada youth developed together with the organization Me to We, established by the founders of Free the Children, to help inspire youth to work to realize their unlimited potential and live with hope and a deeper sense of shared humanity.
[Adapted from an article from the November 2011 issue of SGI-Canada Online News; photo courtesy of SGI-Canada]