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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

Sheryl Song

Sheryl Song

by Oxfam | May 17, 2010

I’m a first year college student from China, majoring in Asian Area studies at Langara College in Vancouver. I came to Canada in 2008, and I really love this beautiful country.

I am currently the chair of administration for the Oxfam club in my
college. I also sit on the Langara Student Union as the board member
at-large, and I chair the special event committee and sit on the
building, election, and hiring & finance committees.

I attended the Oxfam volunteer intake section in November 2008. I was new to this country and I was looking for some way to get involved. I was deeply amazed by this great organization and its meaningful campaigns. So my friend and I decided to form a student club in Langara College, to introduce Oxfam to our student body.

I formed a student club at Langara College called Oxfam Langara. So far we have 14 active members, organized four successful events and currently we are working on a fundraising fashion show called `Dare To Wear. I am also a member of the Oxfam Regional Steering Committee.

As I started to get to know the society and the world, Oxfam let me become aware of what’s happening in the world surround us. I realized how lucky I am, and that made me decide to work harder to help the others.

I learned so much from my valuable experiences through Oxfam’s different workshops and its great members. Though Oxfam’s workshops, I learned about many different things, including fair trade, HIV, child soldiers, women’s rights etc. And through other Oxfam members, I learned kindness, selflessness and dedication.

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