Rick Hansen Raising Awareness Event

Hosted By: Maria Abdul Karim

Our Event Is Coming Soon!

Our event of raising awareness for Uganda is happening on February 26th 2015 at Maple Banquet Hall. This event will help raise awareness for Uganda and will also help the students of Rick Hansen realize that one person can make a change and that we should care. This event will show students that just because the abuses and tortures aren't happening at Rick Hansen or aren't happening to them but you never know if it may happen to them or if they would be in the same situation. This event will also teach the students, parents and teachers that they could help so much by just recording a video with there mobiles of the crime that happens around them.

Rick Hansen's Raising Awareness Event

Thursday, Feb. 26th, 6-10:30pm

1325 Eglinton Avenue East

Mississauga, ON

This event is completely free however students are asked to be accompanied by parents and student cards will be asked at the entrance. Teachers id cards will also be asked at the entrance door.


(6:00 pm - 6:30 pm) - The host Maria will be talking to you about the issue in Uganda of how people are getting tortured to confess crimes they haven't committed,how girls are getting raped and how they are torturing them by lowering down there food supplies.

(6:40 pm - 7:30 pm) - There will be a guest speaker from Uganda named Jennifer who will share her experience and tell us what she and her sister Evelyn went through. She will tell us how they tortured her family and raped her and her sister Evelyn.

(7:40 pm - 8:30 pm) - There will be food served.

(8:35 pm - 9:30 pm) - The ted talk speaker Peter Gabriel will show his Ted talk and will talk about how we can help expose all the crimes by recording a video from your mobile phones or cameras can help so much. Peter Gabriel will ask you questions based on what you've learned in this event. This questions will be answered by volunteering to answer them and people who get the correct answers will receive a camera recorder from Peter Gabriel.

(9:35 pm-10:00 pm) - The host Maria will end the event by thanking the student, parents and teachers for coming. She will also explain how important it is to raise awareness because you never know you could be in that place too so that's why we should raise awareness for Uganda which leads to not only helping Uganda but also us in becoming a better citizens. Before leaving the hall everyone will be asked to complete a survey as well.

Goal of This Event

The goal of this event is to raise awareness for Uganda and raise awareness in general for human rights. The purpose is to make the students, parents and teachers realize that we can make a difference if we take a stance for other people because all these tortures and assaults may not be happening to you but you never know if you will be in that situation in your future life or not. It also shows that you can changes so much just by recording a crime which will be a proof that you've witnessed that crime which will lead to the punishment of the people who are doing wrong.

Successful or Not?

This event will bring a positive change and bought awareness for Uganda. I will know this when the event is happening how intensely people listen to the speakers. If speaker's listen carefully and feel what the girl speaker must have it felt it have bought a positive change because it shows that the audience is feeling what it must have felt like to be in that situation and this will lead to all students, parents and teachers to help raise awareness and will eventually lead to a positive change.