Media Advisory: Canadian teachers involved in Project Overseas to mark its 50th anniversary in Ottawa

June 28, 2012

Ottawa… A 50th anniversary dinner will reunite teacher volunteers who have taken part in the Project Overseas (PO) program of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) next week at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. Over 100 teachers from across the country will celebrate 50 years of their volunteer work through PO which has provided intensive in-service training to over 100,000 teachers in 59 countries since 1962.

Details:

When:

reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Where:

Adam Room, Château Laurier

Who:

60 alumni plus 53 current teacher volunteers as well as many who will join the festivities via Skype. Others include CTF Member organization representatives, federal members of Parliament, NGO representatives and other public education supporters.

What:

PO Alumni gathering and gala dinner to mark the anniversary with reminiscences and outcomes, and to launch the next 50 years with highlights of the professional support in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Information on Project Overseas

An alliance of 15 Member organizations and one Affiliate Member representing nearly 200,000 teachers across the country, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (EI).

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Comments:

Paul Taillefer, CTF President

Information:

Barbara MacDonald-Moore, Director of International Programs, 613-688-4304

Contact:

Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314