Is there any way to register our schools on-line? I have four schools to register for March 11-12/2010
Thanks. Looking foward another Thinkfast in Bradford.
Barb Gajda on January 22nd, 2010
Thank you, thank you, thank you for updating this site. I have been waiting for this for years! Looking forward to explore the new site!
ggallant on January 22nd, 2010
Our online fundraising tools should be up any day now. Since this is a transition year – all THINKfasts can be registered by paper too. We will send out an email announcement once it is up – or come back in a few days to get the link to these exciting fundraising tools!
Genevieve and the THINKfast Team
Sr. Terry Ann Wilson on January 25th, 2010
I just tried to download the Thinkfast activities but an error message came up that said the file was damaged and could not be repaired. Thought I would let you know in case something needs to be fixed at your end. I have the hard copy from the mail but was hoping to access the online version to make a few copies for my group as we prepare for our Thinkfast.
Genevieve Gallant on January 26th, 2010
Hi Sr. Terry,
Great to hear about your THINKfast! From my end the files look OK. The Part 2 Activities (for the 2010 THINKfast) is a large file – a pdf file with all the activities. Perhaps it’s large size was the difficulty. I could email you the files you need – can you verify what you are looking for in particular?
Thank you for the feedback! God bless,
Genevieve Gallant on January 27th, 2010
I just learned the THINKfast might not be 20, but 30 years old! Whew.
So if you have activities from the “olden days” , let us know!
Kaitlyn on January 30th, 2010
Ah this is so amazing!
maryn anderson on January 31st, 2010
I wish to register our parish’s Thinkfast – may I do this on-line?
Great to hear your parish is hosting a THINKfast. You can download the registration page (available above) and mail it to us, or send us the info we need by email.
Best wishes on your fundraising and let us know if we can help,
Your THINKfast Team
Heather Maxwell on February 3rd, 2010
The online fundraising is easy to use and will certainly increase our fundraising efforts! Do not wait another minute…register now!
coolgal on February 4th, 2010
Justin Mastrangelo on February 6th, 2010
Hello, I woud like to point out that on the resources icebreaker page, the link to “waves crash for” brings one back to the “water connect” page. Otherwise great job, keep up the good work
rarens on February 6th, 2010
Thanks for the comment – we fixed the link.
Your THINKfast Team
rosie on February 11th, 2010
Dear Youth Program staff,
I just want to say what an inspiration you are. I love the Think-fast materials and have used them for children’s liturgy and also given them to our school to raise awareness. I also am hosting a beans and rice supper for our local d&p group and use some activities for that too.
Are you interested in some more ideas, if I have any?
Thank you very much for your kind words. We love our work and are happy to empower youth leaders. By all means, send us your ideas and we will add them to our list of resources.
Wow, I still can’t believe we made a blog post for D&P today! Had lots of fun, great ideas, and awesome discussions.
The bead game was indeed fun, but alas, I was kicked out for talking But I thought it was a lesson for me to not talk during the game! XD
Kat on February 24th, 2010
The Bead Game looks great, and I would like to use it – but the 7th Appendix (Isolate Group instructions) is gibberish… help?
Genevieve Gallant on February 24th, 2010
Appendix 7, the instructions page for the Isolates Group, is supposed to be gibberish. Each group gets different tools, as part of the game. It shows that in real life ‘the rules’ or ‘the instructions’ aren’t always legible or don’t always make sense.
This game takes lots of prep but works very well, especially as a simulation game with younger students.
Debriefing is the most important part so make sure to leave a good ½ hour for it!
Hi everyone! I attend St.Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton and I am taking part in the THINKfast organizing. I am so excited to be a part of this great organization and I am encouraging many people from my school to be a part of it as well. I am also creating a website that will allow others to see what’s going on!
I am wondering if it’s still possible to search for resources by topic?????????? That was a great feature on the old site!
I know – it was a great feature. We are working on it right now, to set up a resource database to be able to search in that way. If there is a particular activity you were thinking of, or a theme you are focusing on – we can help you find it, until the new site is complete.
St.Thomas Aquinas is pumped up! Our THINKfast day is Friday, March 5th and we are so excited! I feel such great satisfaction in knowing that what we’re doing this for a good cause! I LOVE THIS !!! More videos will be posted on our site(s) Be sure to look out for us!
I am in the process of booking the camp sites at Arrowhead Provincial Park, so if those people who are for sure coming could confirm with me, that would be great! Also, we are anticipating at least 48-50 coming on the trip so I will be booking 8 camp sites at 6 ppl per site. I want to book them early to en…sure we are all close by, if i could have 6 volunteers that would allow me to put their name, address, and phone number as a permit holder that would be much appreciated. There is no payment involved just your info as the camp site permit holder (as you are not allowed to book more then one site, in the same time period)
If you can let me know ASAP that would be awesome!!
we are here in remote area of nepal for promotion of human rights and action for development of remote areas of nepal. how can we do work with you?
This is the blog of the youth movement of Development and Peace – we work on raising awareness, education and solidarity amongst our peers in Canada.
If you are looking for organizations to fund your project, you can send information and proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for checking us out.
Peace and God bless,
Gertrude Rompre on May 6th, 2010
I am definitely journeying with you in spirit! May the encounters you experience in the days ahead bring you hope, tenderness of heart and inspiration!
Joan O'Connell on May 8th, 2010
Glad you folks are doing a blog. Will follow for sure. Safe travels. Am eager to hear about the post “election” circumstances of the poor and of Zelay’s supporters.
Ottawa Diocesan Council
Development and Peace
Sr. Catherine MacFarlane on May 12th, 2010
The Sisters of St. Martha will be praying for all of you and pray that your experience will touch your hearts, touch the people with whom you come in contact, and that your lives will speak the love and compassion of Jesus. That will make a great journey. God be with you!!!
Sr. Catherine MacFarlane Cape Breton University, N.S.
rarens on May 14th, 2010
So great to read that you were able to visit the L’ Arche community – brings back great memories of my visit to this community many years ago.
Looking forward to listen to your stories – thanks for posting a few impressions of your trip on this blog!
Ginette on May 14th, 2010
Bravo pour ce beau stagge et un gros merci pour ces commentaires émouvants. Ayant fait un stage d’immersion en Bolivie avec d’autres partenaires D&P d’Ottawa, je comprends très bien l’émotion que l’on peut ressentir mais aussi, la joie de constater que nos frères et soeurs du Sud ne se laissent pas abattre par les contraintes. Ils ont bien des choses à nous apprendre.
Stephanie Molloy on May 17th, 2010
Wow! to everything. The passion that’s been articulated by everyone who’s posted really makes my heart ache. The injustices that the people are experiencing has to be our fight as well. Thanks for sharing your days!
Campion College at the U of R
Joan O'Connell on May 19th, 2010
I felt similarly about my experience in Ecuador. I look forward to any presentations that you might give on your return to Ottawa.
Shelley on June 7th, 2010
That’s amazing! Congrats to all the students for a job incredibly well done!!
Ugh. This is ridiculous. So much passion and love put into working towards freedom for one’s people, and it’s swept away in an instant by pervasive systems of oppression. Solidarity with Zacate Grande and all of Honduras!
Thomas Frattaroli on June 11th, 2010
I was just wondering if Development and Peace does anything like building schools in the Global South. Please contact me back with information.
Genevieve Gallant on June 15th, 2010
Thanks for your question. We support close to 200 Partner organizations in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. The majority of our partners involve young people in their work – with youth groups and training for young people. Our programming does not focus on building physical schools.
But check this out — here is an example of one of our Partners working with youth and education: The Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue, an organization based in Beirut but working in several countries in the Middle East. They work with youth on peacebuilding and non violent communication – bringing together young people from various Middle eastern countries. They organized a week-long workshop for 16 young men and 16 young women from Iraq and Lebanon on peacebuilding and collaboration across borders. They also trained 25 Lebanese, Iraqi and Palestinian young journalists on pro-peace communications.
I hope this info helps. You can email me anytime if you have any other questions!
rarens on June 16th, 2010
this is an excellent article/talk! Well done – looking forward to hear how the rally was.
Kaitlyn on June 16th, 2010
thanks raphael! it was great! and MP john mckay gave d&p major kudos right at the start of his speech!
Margie on June 17th, 2010
Proud sums it up !!
Hope it has a positive effect where it needs to …
Blessings to you.
Marie-Claude P. on June 17th, 2010
Wonderful summary! Thank you for your post.
Genevieve on June 22nd, 2010
Daniel, It was so much fun. Here’s to Development and Peace events in new places, with new people, with dancing late into the night!
Genevieve on June 22nd, 2010
Whoop whoop – D&P is getting on the video-making bandwagon!
Nice video and awesome speech!!
Kaitlyn on June 23rd, 2010
if only this were january 2011 – i might actually consider it! :p
good luck with tracking someone down!
Justine on June 24th, 2010
WAY TO GO TORONTO!! for anyone else who reads this TELL SOMEONE!! that you believe agricultural issues need to be looked at at the G8 G20 in order for food sovereignty for people everywhere to be ensured!! DO IT TELL SOMEONE!!
Anne Heemskerk on June 26th, 2010
Your article describing your event was excellent and it sounds like the evening was a great success. Keep up the great work Daniel, sharing the love, developing peace and justice to those who have the heart to listen and learn.
God Bless! Anne Heemskerk
Lori on June 30th, 2010
It is so great Adam that you were able to attend this event and represent D and P
so well. Thank you for telling us about it.
I pray that political leaders follow their example too.
Margie on July 6th, 2010
I am so impressed by the youth of today. I do believe that we can and will make a huge difference in the world regarding JUSTICE FOR ALL… it may be done one step at a time but it will happen. I think there is more hope now than ever !
Thanks to both of you for your energy, thoughts and action in a world that so needs to care about the Global South and others who suffer similar problems at the hands of the Global North !!You are an inspiration !!Thank You !!
Maureen Murphy on August 22nd, 2010
So nice to hear about your journey!!
Danny Gillis on August 23rd, 2010
Greetings from Brazil where our solidarity visit here is entering its final days. Will be reading your blog with interest. Please share the blog link with us. Ours is dpbrazil.blogspot.com
Danny Gillis and the D and P solidarity visit group in Pernambuco, Brazil.
rarens on August 23rd, 2010
the group will post on this blog and thanks for a great Brazil blog!
linda arsenault on August 24th, 2010
Great to hear about both trips and the wonderful work of D&P around the world. Takes me back to last month in Cambodia – the trips are awesome
Roberta on August 24th, 2010
Please pass on a friendly Manitoba hello to Ric (and the rest of the team) at the CEC!
Nancy Stuart on August 24th, 2010
Hi Katrina and Philippines group, Your trip is nearly over, but I am sure you have many stories to share on your return. Looking forward to hearing those stories and your adventures. Hope it has been a rich and faith-filled journey. Peace, Nancy
Joshua on August 28th, 2010
Hey. Thanks for the detailed account. I was part of the prayer vigil until I got arrested as I walked along the line of police saying “peace be with you” to each one. If you are interested in hearing more let me know. email@example.com
It is very encouraging to hear the strides that have been made by the church in the Philippines to become a church of the poor. So often these efforts have been quashed by authorities or have reverted to old-style traditions. Our solidarity visit group in Pernambuco, Brazil, heard a lot about how the church HAD been a great leader in promoting the cause of the poor and a leade in building social movements in the 70’s and 80’s but it seems now to be more of a memory than a reality.
Geneviève Talbot on August 31st, 2010
Good to hear from you!!! What a beautiful testimony. Makes worth all the challenge we face in doing our work as Program Officer worth it! Looking forward to hear more about your trip!
justine on September 20th, 2010
Great Stuff Kaitlyn! Love the POST It is so awesome to know that farmers are being supported!!!!
Margie Duthie on September 24th, 2010
Very moving and wonderful presentation of what you gained from the trip. I am Kaitlyn’s Mom and she, too, was most moved by the Solidarity Trip. May God Bless your future endeavours.
Natalie on September 24th, 2010
A firsthand account of National Day of Outrage- can’t even imagine the movement of people across the Philippines that day! This chain of events in Hacienda Luisita’s history says a lot for the movement towards solidarity; both locally, globally and in the heart of each person present that day.
Dominic Correia on September 30th, 2010
When is the next fundraiser ! I’m more than excited to join !
Nancy Stuart on October 3rd, 2010
Clearly the trip has moved you deeply and I am looking forward to your presentation at our Parish this month.
Genevieve Gallant on October 7th, 2010
Our new 2011 THINKfast kit will be ready this December, for use anytime. Alternatively, you can use the 2010 THINKfast kit for an event this fall.
Best wishes on a powerful THINKfast!
Marilyn Grace on October 19th, 2010
I am so pleased that you took the leap and joined the D and P group on this trip. I know it has been life-altering. I will pass on the blog info to the Carter Staff and to the Just Youth Group.
Keep up the good work. mama g
Steve Nadon on October 19th, 2010
Sounds like a great experience. and it seems like your fashionable rubber boots came in handy!!
well done Gillian
Dominic Correia on October 20th, 2010
When and where’s the next solidarity trip ?!
Hi Dominic – our Youth Solidarity Trip in June 2011 is to Lebanon. Check the blog for the info flyer and application. Very exciting, its our first trip to the Middle East!
Hey guys this is Olivia from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in North Vancouver BC. I am looking for the statistics on our school’s thinkfast fundraising from the last four years to help motivate the school for this year’s thinkfast.
St. Thomas Aquinas students are THINKfast superstars! Here are the amounts that STA has raised for the past 4 years:
2007 – $15,050.00
2008 – $15,975.00
2009 – $14,350.50
2010 – $10,851.30
Hope this helps you with motivation this year!
Your THINKfast Team
Lucy Sytnyk on November 4th, 2010
What an experience this must be for you. I assume you are with D&P in lieu of UofT? What an education!
I will definitely pray for you and for those you meet on your journey.
Can’t wait to hear all about your life in the Philippines upon your return.
Take good care,
tomchheat on November 11th, 2010
I’m Tom, Cambodian. while I was searching for catholic org.
I have read your site. you all have a good mission.
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Mae A. on November 19th, 2010
hi i would like to ask how i can help raise awareness with the education campaign of bottled water free zone. Please contact me back.
rarens on November 24th, 2010
Thanks for your post and your offer to support our campaign. Please let us know, where you live and I will get you in touch with your regional animator. You can find their contact info here as well: http://www.devp.org/devpme/eng/contactus/address-eng.html
Sroll down to see all contact information.
Andrew on December 20th, 2010
I’m a teacher at Cardinal Ambrozic S.S. in Brampton and we are going to be organizing our first ThinkFast along with a Day of Service during the day – just wondering when the Thinkfast 2011 kit will be available.
Justine on December 24th, 2010
AWESOME EVERYONE APPPPPPLLLLLYYYY!!!
Abigail Monaco on December 29th, 2010
I’m interested on going on the next Youth Trip, which as I read is in Lebanon. Is there a link to signing up and how do I figure out the cost? Help would be grateful
The 2011 THINKfast kits were sent in the mail before Christmas so they would arrive at the beginning of January. We can mail you the new THINKfast kit if you didn’t recieve it – just send us your contact info and mailing address.
The online content for download AND the online fundraising is available this week (Jan 3-7). Check it out!
Happy New Year,
Genevieve Gallant on January 9th, 2011
My name is Michelle Hayward at St Joseph’s Parish in Bridgewater, NS.
Thank you for sending me the 2011 Thinkfast kit. Our Thinkfast is scheuled to take place May 7/8th. 2011. Please consider this email as our registration for 2011. Could you please send me 2 tshirts (adult small and adult medium), the resourse DVD and the multi media materials.
Michelle Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Dumontier on January 23rd, 2011
Hi. I’m planning a Thinkfast Retreat at Holy Cross Parish in Regina Sk. I wanted to use some of the skits mentioned in the 2011 kit but the website won’t allow me to read the file. Is there any other way for me to get those?
Great news about your THINKfast!
I will email you them is you can’t download them – they are in Adobe Acrobat.
Genevieve for the THINKfast team
Joseph Brown on February 5th, 2011
I’m not seeing any full length movies for this year (Like last year who killed the electric car was recomended). My youth leaders have been tasked to find a movie that would fit this year’s theme and they found the movie FLOW (Preview it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGd9D4J0lag). Has anybody watched this documentary? Any oppinions on it?
hi im doing a report on your organization and i was wondering what kids my age (12-13) can do to help people around the world when we dont have jobs to make money to send to the less fortunate. Or how we can make a change in someone else’s life in a diffrent part of the world
Jackie on March 8th, 2011
Hello. My name is Jackie Steiner and I’m in grade seven! We have to do this project and my organization is minor’s working conditions in Taratra, Madagascar. So do you know any good websites for my organization? I hope you have some good information. Thank you very much for reading my Reply I hope you can do something to support my organization project!
Yours Truly, Jacqueline Steiner
Ohh P.S you will be getting another reply from my friend Kendall! its to my e-mail!
Have a great day! people. Bye, Bye! <3 J. Stein
Nice to hear from you! You can learn more about our organization on our main website – http://www.devp.org. We have a lot of overseas partners you can learn about here AND we have activities and education that we do here is Canada, click here and here. I hope these links are helpful and best wishes on your report! You can also email me if you have any other questions: email@example.com. Thanks for all your support!
Genevieve Gallant on March 10th, 2011
We have programs in Madagascar. Here is the link to learn more about our projects there. Development and Peace does not have any specific projects on children’s working conditions – but we do support school programs in a number of countries (Philippines, Afghanistan and more) and we have a partner in Peru, called MANTHOC,(click here) who help street kids organize themselves to get better and safer jobs, and have classes after work so they can go to school too. It’s a super cool program and they have their own website, but it is in Spanish (click here). MANTHOC would be a neat project to do a report on. You can also google MANTHOC to see what others have to say about their program. I hope this info helps you in your project.
Hi me and my partner Feesha are doing a project on mst brazil landless families could you help us find websites that awnser these questions: important info about the problem,
the success and goals of the organisation
the needs of the organisation
sugestions on how y7oung people can help
my project is on MST brazil thanks fore all your help
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titilade ijiwole on March 13th, 2011
greetings from osun state, nigeria.we are youth dev.non gov.org.with the hquaters in osun state and a branch office in lagos.we want to know if w can partner with u to enhance our youth programme to make the world a better place for our youth globally.thanks and God bless.pastor(mrs.titilade ijiwole.
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Genevieve Gallant on March 15th, 2011
hello mrs. ijiwole,
thank you for your comment! may i suggest you connect with JDPC in Ogun state? Justice Development Peace Commission is one of our Partners and they may be able to help you connect with other NGOs. Here is the link to info about our partners in Nigeria: http://www.devp.org/devpme/eng/international/nigeria-eng.html
Genevieve Gallant, Development and Peace
Genevieve Gallant on March 15th, 2011
Hi Jenella and Feesha!
MST Brazil is such a cool organization! Here is the place on our main web site where they have more info on MST and there is a video! http://www.devp.org/devpme/eng/international/bresil-eng.html If you have any other questions you can email me and I will see what else I have that I can pass on to you: firstname.lastname@example.org. And I have an idea: we could put your research up on this site!
Best wishes on completing your project!
Genevieve Gallant on March 15th, 2011
On Bottled Water Free Day (Wed March 10) the Canadian Catholic Students’ Association invites YOU to post as your facebook status:
Nice upbeat post about people taking action for the environment! Similar sustainability events have been occuring at other NS schools like SMU and DAL as well.
Along with all these students, the Ecology Action Center (EAC) in Halifax, NS acts as voice for the environment in Nova Scotia. The EAC is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with 40 days of actions between April 22nd and May 31st & we’re looking for some guest bloggers to post about the events on our blog or their own blog that we can link back to or repost.
& if you’re around the Halifax area, be sure to head out to a few events over the 40 days! It’s an ambitious project and it’s sure to be a lot of fun and a great time to get informed about NS environment!
Hey everyone! I am organizing a THINKfast for this upcoming friday, April 8th, but I have yet to register it. I have someone sending the resources to the school, like the DVD and the shirts, but do I still need to send in the registration form?
Thanks Dave! Nope, since we’ve already mailed the materials to you we don’t need the registration form. Can’t wait to hear how it went. God bless, your THINKfast Team
Hi, Im doing a project on the Federation of Popular Kitchens- Peru(feeding people). I need some help to find good info on this organization. For ex: who the organization helps, or why the organization helps these peoples.
hi im doing a project on federation of popular kitchens- Peru (feeding people.)
i need help finding info on this organization. Thank you:)
You can find info in our Share Lent magazine:http://sharelent.devp.org/share-lent-material/magazine/
Good luck on yr project.
Katie Murphy on April 18th, 2011
I am a pre-service teacher at a Catholic middle school in Red Deer, Alberta, and we held our THINKfast this past weekend. Just wanted to report that the event was a huge success attended by 45 students grades 6-9! Together we raised just over $1900 and had a lot of fun!
Danielle on April 24th, 2011
hi, my school is enrolling in the Thinkfast this year! And i was wondering, in order for the students that participate in the Thinkfast to stand out, is there any way to get t-shirts or other things to stand apart and help raise awareness?
rarens on April 28th, 2011
Thanks for your comment – great to hear that you are organizing a THINKfast event.
You receive two free T-shirts once you register with us (please indicate preferred sizes).
You can order additional T-shirts at $15 each. This info can be found in the THINKfast kit – let me know, if you received one or download it here: http://youth.devp.org/thinkfast/
cailin on May 2nd, 2011
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! my sis and morgan and izzy rock this world!!!
Suzanne King on May 17th, 2011
Hello, Think Fast!
I run youth ministry at my little francophone catholic church in Verdun, Quebec, and would like to get kids involved in social justice issues. I just learned about ThinkFast, and was wondering if materials are available in French? If so, would you have a leftover toolkit that I could like at to see if we would like to do this in my church, and to show our committee members?
Blessings on you for the work you do!
- Suzanne King
Margie Noonan on June 13th, 2011
Really looking forward to following your blog! Peace be with you all, Margie.
Katrina Laquian on June 13th, 2011
Best wishes on your solidarity trip!
-on behalf of the D&P BC/Yukon Region and last year’s Philippine Solidarity group
Ann-Christina Gamillscheg on June 15th, 2011
All the best for your trip! Looking forward to hearing amazing stories of encounters and impressions. Ann-Christina
Armella Sonntag on June 23rd, 2011
Thank-you for your blog post and describing the complexities of peace-building. We appreciate getting news from you while you are there in Lebanon. I will pass this onto the D&P community in the Saskatchewan – Keewatin – Le Pas region.
Nancy Stuart on June 23rd, 2011
Keeping you all in our prayers. I am sure you are busy, but hope to hear some news of the trip soon.
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Genevieve on August 8th, 2011
“If the US, which is the biggest consumer of diamonds in the world, says ‘listen, if the Congo is unable to enforce the minimum provisions we will no longer allow the importation into the United States from the Congo until they clean up their act’, you would see a huge amount of action take place in the Congo,” says Ian Smilie…
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirements on its diamond-producing member states to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’.
We are happy to hear you want to be involved! Nous avons les ressources de la programmation jeunesse de DÉVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX en anglais et francais. Vous pouvez visiter le blogue jeunesse franco chez: http://jeunesse.devp.org. Vous trouverez dans la trousse JEÛNE-jeunesse tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour organiser et animer un JEÛNE-jeunesse: http://jeunesse.devp.org/ressources-et-outils/trousse-jeune-jeunesse/
Si vous voulez une trousse envoyer par poste svp faite nous signe, avec vos coordonnés, par email: email@example.com
Merci beaucoup pour tout votre appui!
Genevieve Gallant et Marie-Hélène Roy, agentes programmation jeunesse
gord tannsby on October 2nd, 2011
my daughter’s school supported this last year by using http://www.raisingspirit.ca
we sold stainless steel waterbottles. 85% of school purchased. School raised money and we supported the cause
Breanne on October 11th, 2011
Will there be a trip in 2012?
Marie-Hélène on December 12th, 2011
That’s so cool!!!!
Andrew on December 31st, 2011
Hi, just trying to figure out the Thinkfast theme for 2012… on holidays now and would like to research ahead for motivational talk and look at available resources. Last year had great ideas and activities, by the way!!
Shelley on January 5th, 2012
Yes, we will be taking a youth delegation to Rio de Janiero to coincide with the Peoples Summit and Rio+20 in June of 2012. We have already processed applications and chosen our delegates, so if you are interested in participating in an exposure tour in 2013, please stay tuned for more information near the end of the year. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will place your name on my mailing list so that you can be notified when the next tour is announced.
Shelley on January 5th, 2012
That’s fantastic, Gord! It’s great to encourage the use of re-usable water bottles and it is encouraging to see that such a high percentage of your school was on board! Thank you for letting us know.
Kaitlyn on January 8th, 2012
sounds justly delish! and congrats on heading to rio!
Hi there. Actually would like to make a quick remark and ask exactly where you gathered your particular web publication template I am starting out own web page and factually really like your graphics.
Shelley on January 12th, 2012
Currently, our blog is using a Wordpress Theme, of which there are thousands to choose from. We create many of our own graphics and headers, however, so those were done by designers and our online team. Hope this helps and thank you for the nice feedback – we like it too!
Best of luck with your site!
Claire on January 17th, 2012
going to regester my school soon but wanted to knoiw where all the money that we raise goes to my principale said we had to know first
Claire on January 17th, 2012
what persent of our funds go toward the actual cause?
Shelley on January 18th, 2012
To learn more about how your donations would be used, please visit our website http://www.devp.org/en/donate/transparency
This has a full explanation of how we use funds internationally and within Canada and outlines the percentages in each category. In 2009-2010, 76% of our funds were spent directly on international programs and emergency aid.
Also, we are working to reduce the cost of administration for the THINKfast campaign by developing more online tools, which require less money to be spent on postage, staff hours and print materials, so encourage your group to fundraise online!
Thanks for your question,
HEY EVERYONE! check out the videos for THINKfast at fastchange.co.nr
they were made back in 2010 !
Shelley on January 25th, 2012
Thank you SO much for sharing these! Your videos are spectacular, fun and so inspiring. Are you doing a THINKfast again this year? Register your group online here: http://youth.devp.org/thinkfast/
And if you make another video, please share – they’re awesome!
It all came from a desire to empower people, to encourage each other and collaborate on a project of solidarity, with a focus on respecting the initiatives of the people of the DRC and the work of the Commission.
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thanks for sharing the great ideas indeed
Chris O'Brien on April 13th, 2012
On March 30th Assumption College School in Brantford held our first ever Thinkfast. We stayed overnight at the school (around 90 people) and we raised over 10 thousand dollars. Just wanted to say great job to all the students who participated.
Siobhan on June 15th, 2012
I’ll be thinking about you all and following your Rio adventures through your blogs, Twitter and Flickr. Go well, stay safe and have fun!
Margie Duthie on June 23rd, 2012
Proud we sent you to the People’s Summit and I hope it is/was a fantastic learning and growthful experience. I am also keeping up with your journey.:)
thank you for being with us in 2011,
we were great, keep the good work,
Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center
Vanessa D. on November 4th, 2012
Will there be a trip in 2013?
Shelley on December 3rd, 2012
Unfortunately, there is no Solidarity Tour scheduled for the summer of 2013. This decision was made in light of the many changes to our structure that resulted from the loss in funding from CIDA. However, we plan to have a Youth Solidarity Tour for 2014, so please keep you eyes peeled for more news this time next year.
Ayimolga Johnson on December 22nd, 2012
St. Paul’s Parish,Walewale-Ghana is where I belong.THINKfast is dear to my heart and I believe many of the parishners would love to see it happening in the church.I salute you for the good work you have done and continue to do.
Victoria deJong on March 1st, 2013
THINKfast last year was simply phenomenal, and I can’t wait to be part of it again! It was a beautiful, eye-opening opportunity that really brought my school together.
I have to make a tiny comment on the spelling of my school – It’s J. H. Picard, not J. M. Picard as it’s written here. Just a heads up