Avishka hoping to make a difference

Community Aug 18, 2011 Dundas Star News

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

Mahatma Gandhi spoke these words during his satyagraha movement for non-violence. Others have spoken similar words alluding to the ability of anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or religion, to make a difference. 

Born and raised in Dundas, Avishka Juta graduated from McMaster University last year with an honours B.A. in English and is currently gaining experience in the field of international development. She said past experience has taught her that giving and charity begins at home, and these values have played an important role in defining her academic and career path. 

Last year Juta completed a social work and education internship in Cape Town, South Africa, and will embark on a new adventure with Youth Challenge International for an eight-week team project in Tanzania. She will travel as a Canadian Youth Ambassador and assist with development initiatives in health, education and livelihoods.Juta believes the international experience will allow her to develop skills she can then bring back to the local community. 

As part of the programming, Youth Challenge International participants are required to raise funds which go towards the group’s global development programs. Juta has already reached the halfway point, and is reaching out to the community for support. She will host a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Eccles in downtown Dundas. Car washes will be $7 with refreshments also available. Proceeds with go towards Youth Challenge International programming and Avishka's project. For more information  check out ww.yci.org.

Avishka hoping to make a difference

Community Aug 18, 2011 Dundas Star News

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

Mahatma Gandhi spoke these words during his satyagraha movement for non-violence. Others have spoken similar words alluding to the ability of anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or religion, to make a difference. 

Born and raised in Dundas, Avishka Juta graduated from McMaster University last year with an honours B.A. in English and is currently gaining experience in the field of international development. She said past experience has taught her that giving and charity begins at home, and these values have played an important role in defining her academic and career path. 

Last year Juta completed a social work and education internship in Cape Town, South Africa, and will embark on a new adventure with Youth Challenge International for an eight-week team project in Tanzania. She will travel as a Canadian Youth Ambassador and assist with development initiatives in health, education and livelihoods.Juta believes the international experience will allow her to develop skills she can then bring back to the local community. 

As part of the programming, Youth Challenge International participants are required to raise funds which go towards the group’s global development programs. Juta has already reached the halfway point, and is reaching out to the community for support. She will host a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Eccles in downtown Dundas. Car washes will be $7 with refreshments also available. Proceeds with go towards Youth Challenge International programming and Avishka's project. For more information  check out ww.yci.org.

Avishka hoping to make a difference

Community Aug 18, 2011 Dundas Star News

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

Mahatma Gandhi spoke these words during his satyagraha movement for non-violence. Others have spoken similar words alluding to the ability of anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or religion, to make a difference. 

Born and raised in Dundas, Avishka Juta graduated from McMaster University last year with an honours B.A. in English and is currently gaining experience in the field of international development. She said past experience has taught her that giving and charity begins at home, and these values have played an important role in defining her academic and career path. 

Last year Juta completed a social work and education internship in Cape Town, South Africa, and will embark on a new adventure with Youth Challenge International for an eight-week team project in Tanzania. She will travel as a Canadian Youth Ambassador and assist with development initiatives in health, education and livelihoods.Juta believes the international experience will allow her to develop skills she can then bring back to the local community. 

As part of the programming, Youth Challenge International participants are required to raise funds which go towards the group’s global development programs. Juta has already reached the halfway point, and is reaching out to the community for support. She will host a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Eccles in downtown Dundas. Car washes will be $7 with refreshments also available. Proceeds with go towards Youth Challenge International programming and Avishka's project. For more information  check out ww.yci.org.