Photo: International Development students at Centennial College
Action Against Hunger Canada has awarded its 2020 Humanitarian Champion Award to The Business School at Centennial College, with special thanks to the International Development Program. A virtual award presentation was held on December 10, 2020.
Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors launched the award last year to honour individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to our humanitarian mission to fight hunger and its underlying causes worldwide. Centennial College has raised funds for this work since 2015, providing lifesaving therapeutic food to severely malnourished children in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Bangladesh. This partnership, led by Professor Natalie Chinsam, provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in tackling global development challenges and inspires the pursuit of humanitarian goals.
Being part of the Action Against Hunger Fundraising Project with Professor Natalie Chinsam was one of the highlights of my journey as an International Development Student. Coming from a developing country myself, I know for a fact that hunger is a global problem caused by numerous factors (poverty, food insecurity, conflict, and the climate crisis) so it was a very humbling and rewarding experience to help the people of Ethiopia. We were able to raise awareness about the problem and raise money for ready-to-use therapeutic food.
– Glenn Javier, former International Development student at Centennial College
“The team at Centennial College has been actively supporting our lifesaving work for years, through incorporating our mission and its impact into their curriculum, creatively fundraising on campus, and in attending our events. Indeed, Centennial College is one of a few partners that has supported our annual Food for Action fundraising gala since its inception. We are so proud to partner with them and delighted to honour them with our annual Humanitarian Champion Award.”
– Victoria Davies, Board Chair, Action Against Hunger Canada
Photo: Natalie Chinsam, Professor, International Business & Development, Centennial College