Member’s Statement – 2018.05.24 – World Vision Canada
May 24, 2018
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, along with my colleagues from other parties, we went to Kenya last week.
We saw how Canadians support international development through a non-governmental organization called “World Vision”.
We saw first-hand the positive changes that Canadian taxpayer investments are making. We saw how we can address malnutrition by equipping small-scale farmers with nutrient-rich, drought-resistant plants. We met with mothers who were learning about maternal and reproductive health, immunization, and about HIV and AIDS.
We met with schoolchildren who talked about fleeing forced child marriage, female genital mutilation, and child labour. They all were clearly appreciative of the help and expertise World Vision provided in their communities.
It was encouraging to see the impact that can be made when we come together in partnership to contribute to bettering the lives of others around the world. We are truly making a difference. I thank World Vision.