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Youth Empowered Leadership Conference in City

February 9, 2010 6:32 AM | News

Two visiting student leaders from Rwanda and Tanzania will help to kick off the sixth annual Youth Empowered leadership conference later today in Winnipeg.

Didan Rwabika, 18, and Rachel Makenge, 18, will discuss how to take action against hunger and poverty and support child health around the world.

More than 100 students from across Manitoba will gather at Canad Inns Polo Park to discuss global issues affecting youth.

The event is put on by World Vision and is the first of four national events taking place in major Canadian cities. Other stops include Toronto, Edmonton and Moncton.

The staples of this year’s conference will focus on how youth can take action to help millions of people meet the basic necessities of life.

Workshop sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.