Dec 09 2009
Nice to see the youth talking about how democracy works for us. They seem to get it.
I only wish more Canadian adults clearly understood the importance of our freedoms, that democracy transcends national or cultural traits and that ultimately, these values are worth defending — not just within the limits of our safe and prosperous shores. Sometimes, we do have to help other people win the freedoms that we take for granted.
But getting back to the point of this little post:
To encourage youth participation and engagement in democracy, British Columbia’s middle and high school students were asked to create a short video about democracy in their lives at school, home or with their friends. Student videos were to encourage youth participation in democracy and illustrate the values and principles of democracy.
Congratulations to Sophia Chen and fellow Burnaby North Secondary School students, Aleem Dhanji, Kate Gao and Javed Siddoo as the winners of the “Democracy on Location” video contest for their video “Why Should Youth Care About Democracy?”