I would like to introduce you to a group of 32 students who are undoubtedly going to accomplish great things in the field of international development. This group of students, which I am proudly a part of, is known as INDEVOURS. A combination of the words INDEV (aka international development) and endeavour, this name perfectly captures our collective desire to undertake meaningful action in the field of development. Since January we have been busy performing all the tasks that any new not-for-profit would. A logo was developed, we established a mission, vision, set of values, and have been working tirelessly to plan and promote fundraising events.
Our next fundraising event is a Global Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, which will be held on Friday July 13th. It will be an interactive experience where guests will be personally confronted with issues of food insecurity. Food security is a serious concern worldwide, with 925 million people, 98% of whom live in developing countries, lacking access to an adequate quantity and quality of food.
As INDEVOURS, we have also released an INCREDIBLE video (watch it, it’s worth your time!) that truly showcases who we are and our thoughts on international development. I strongly believe in the power of creative mediums to support and raise awareness for international development issues. International development is a broad, and complex field, not often well understood in the larger community. I am all too often met with blank stares when trying to explain what I am studying at university to family, friends, and strangers alike. Using creativity allows us to break down the complexities and makes international development accessible to ALL people, by making it personal and hopefully interesting.
We’ve shared our thoughts on international development. What are yours?