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One World Beat Concert at the Winspear Centre, Edmonton, March 18th

One World Beat PosterChange for Children is delighted to be celebrating 30 years of achievement in supporting grassroots community initiatives in the developing world and global education programs locally with the ONE WORLD BEAT CONCERT on March 18th, 2006. The concert launches a new partnership between Change for Children and the Heritage Community Foundation, the organization responsible for creating the Alberta Online Encyclopedia (www.albertasource.ca) an Alberta Centennial Legacy project. 

Aysha Wills, the young girl who touched the hearts of Edmontonians with last year’s Higher Ground concert in aid of the children of the tsunami, will be launching the major benefit concert at the Winspear Centre for Music on March 18th, 2006. She is supported by a group of talented and globally-minded performers.

Change for Children is Edmonton’s own childrens’ charity with a 30-year history of supporting grassroots development projects in Latin America and Africa. It also promotes a global education program for youth in Alberta schools. Proceeds from this concert will support children’s projects internationally as well as local initiatives designed to educate youth about international issues, children’s rights, global citizenship and Alberta’s role in the world.

Change for Children and the Heritage Community Foundation have come together to accomplish projects that prepare students for active and responsible participation in a changing world. The Foundation has created dynamic Edukit Websites on Rwanda, West Balkans, Middle East, Black Community and Latin America and is planning other resources. The multimedia teacher and student resources promote equity and understanding. The two partners will collaborate on the creation of online learning sources as well as youth leadership in global citizenship events.

Adriana A. Davies, Ph.D.
Email: adriana.davies@heritagecommunityfdn.org

Lorraine Swift
Email: cfca@changeforchildren.org