For several years, QCHS has been developing a special relationship with a First Nation community in the far north of Ontario. The Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) is a community north of Thunder Bay. To the wonder and joy of the QCHS community, this Ojibwe community has entrusted some of its teens to QCHS. Their hope is that at QCHS, these students will gain a quality education and improve their opportunities for success in further education and careers. Recognizing the difficulties youth face in their community, they wish to give them a “fighting chance.”
Artful Eye poem and photograph
The Esther School in Nyangwena, Zambia, is a Christian day school for orphaned and under-resourced kids. The GEMS-initiated school has been in existence since 2012; it was started and is funded by girls as young as eight in North America. Cecilia Kuipers is one of those girls.
Simply being a non-racist is not enough. Non-racists contribute to racism without even meaning to.
We are called, instead, to be anti-racist. That means speaking out whenever and wherever racism is met. When a joke is told, or a comment made, we must ask the speaker to please refrain from making them. We must stop racism and fight against it.