Tuesday, February 26, 2008

IVEP Update

MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program sends young people from all over the world to work placements in Canada and United states. This year we sent four young women from Laos.

In February, they had a conference in Ontario and they attended a peace workshop. Here are the Lao participants with their peace t-shirts and also in traditional Lao costumes (below). The two on the left are wearing traditional low-land Lao costumes, the middle person is a friend and the two on the right are dressed in Hmong costumes.

One of the women wrote after the conference: "I feel like my battery in my body is full and ready for another 5 months."

We wish them all the best as they continue in their assignments.