Manitoba Council For International Co-operation (MCIC) Development Education Programmes
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2625
Abstract: MCIC is a group of church and service organizations which came together in 1974 to encourage and support international development co-operation within Manitoba. The COUNCIL supports small-scale, grassroots projects in the Third World. These projects usually have a high level of community involvement and are directed to fill needs identified by the communities receiving assistance. most projects are designed to be taken over by the community when the grants end.
MCIC also emphasizes development education in Manitoba. Its ongoing projects have included:
1. International izing the Cuyrriculm - a project promoting the concept of development education in Manitoba schools. MCIC established a resource service for educators and offers classroom workshops, resource development, and skill training sessions.
2. Women and Development - a project which focusses on why development efforts have done little to better the conditions under which women live and work in most Third World countries. Project officer Sari Tudiver works with MCIC agencies, women's groups, unions, and highschool and university classes to emphasize the international nature of many concerns faced by Canadian women.
3. MCIC News - is a newsletter distributed free of charge every month. It contains news of projects funded by MCIC, Manitoban involvement in international development, and upcoming events in Manitoba. Copies are made available to interested persons, MLA's, MP's, school division, and member agencies.
4. An African Abstract - a Brief Background to Issues and Events by Dennis Lewycky and Susan White. Designed for those who know littel or nothing of Africa, it summarizes the history, politics, and the economies of each of the 54 African nationas and provides maps and basic statistical data in an easy-to-use format. Individual copies are avialable for $9.95. Inquire for details on bulk purchase rates. Work is underway on A Latin American Abstract.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.