WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE OF CANADA (WUSC/EUMC). An Introduction to WUSC. WHO WE ARE. WUSC is a leading Canadian development organization dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods of people around the world through education, training and volunteer cooperation. WHAT WE DO.
WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICEOF CANADA (WUSC/EUMC)
An Introduction to WUSC
WUSC is a leading Canadian development organization dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods of people around the world through education, training and volunteer cooperation..
WUSC works towards the education, employment and empowerment of youth.
WUSC envisions a world where all young people can grow up in safe, secure and supportive environments, where they can learn, work and contribute to their country’s development.
STRENGTHENS EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
EQUIPS YOUTH WITH THE SKILLS TO BECOME LEADERS
OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH ITS OVERSEAS PARTNERS
… AND MANY MORE!
WUSC STRATEGIC PARTNERS
WUSC programming through Uniterra
WUSC ON CAMPUS
WUSC ON CAMPUS IS…
An opportunity for students to:
ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS
As Local Committee members, students on Canadian campuses can get involved in any number of interesting campaigns and programs…
ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS
… And all of these campaigns and programs are connected with and contributing towards WUSC’s overseas development projects.
The Student Refugee Program (SRP)
UNIQUE IN THE WORLD
WUSC isamong over 70 Sponsorship agreement holders (SAH) in Canada and 10 in Quebec, but is the onlyorganization in the world that pairs EDUCATION withrefugeeresettlement.
Afghanistan,Burma, Burundi, Bhutan, Comoros Islands, Zaire/DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iran, *Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaire and Zimbabwe.
EDUCATION: SRP NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Local Committees are raising awareness and funds to support refugee education above and beyond their campus needs.
In refugee camps, students have little to no opportunities to pursue their post-secondary education.
WUSC facilitates the resettlement process and access to Canadian universities and colleges.
EMPOWERMENT: SHINE A LIGHT
Local Committees are raising awareness and funds to support refugee girls’ education in Malawi camps, using light-themed events, like flashlight mobs.
In some refugee camps, boys outnumber girls 4:1
WUSC is providing after school classes and secondary-school scholarships for promising girls.
We are shifting now shifting our focus on Malawi.
HEALTH: BIKE FOR AIDS
Bikes purchased with Bike for AIDS funds are distributed to Community Based Organizations that work with HIV and AIDS sufferers.
HIV and AIDS caregivers travel to neighboring villages to care for those affected. With a bicycle, they reach 5 times as many patients.
Bicycles and bike-ambulances are of great assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in rural Malawi.
Through Bike for AIDS, Local Committees fundraise to purchase bikes while raising awareness on HIV and AIDS issues.
EDUCATION: UNITERRA SYMPOSIA
INTERNATIONAL LOCAL COMMITTES
The WUSC Local Committee Network is global, with active LCs in Burkina Faso, Ghana and spreading elsewhere.
International LCs have also organized Symposia events on their campus!
WUSC is always looking to provide unique opportunities for youth to collaborate across borders.
UNITERRA SYMPOSIA SERIESBy bringing together local experts, returned volunteers, students and faculty, an educational symposium can be a catalyst for action!
The impact of international volunteering.
Funding available: up to $400!
ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS
In 2012-2013, WUSC Local Committees:
VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS WITH UNITERRA
A WUSC program that offers the ability to apply academic theory and knowledge to a practical work environment in Africa, Asia and South America during an academic term or upon graduation.
Application deadlines are September, January and May. Check-out available placements today!
For over 65 years, WUSC’s International Seminar has had the goal to engage a group of Canadian students and host country students in a collaborative community project.
2014 Edition: Burkina Faso
WUSC TRAININGS: LEADERSHIP MEETING
WUSC TRAININGS: INTERNATIONAL FORUM
Interested in getting more WUSC training?
The WUSC Campus Engagement team in Ottawa is available to provide your Local Committee specialized online Webinars on topics such as the Student Refugee Program (SRP) and raising awareness on your campus.
Contact us with your ideas at:[email protected]
“What an amazing impact WUSC has had on my life and the lives of so many others! The people I met and the conferences I attended inspired me to take on initiatives that I will continue to develop for the rest of my life.”
- WUSC Local Committee chair
“Before I had no hope for the future, but now, with the knowledge, skill and tools that I got, I know that I can have a better future.”
- WUSC vocational training graduate, Sri Lanka
“I would like to thank WUSC for making my life time dream come true. When you helped me, you helped my entire family. Now the sky is the limit as you opened the closed door to my life. Once again, thank you WUSC.”
- Former sponsored refugee student