Community Initiatives Program


One of the important objectives set out by HYTES-Helping Youth Through Educational Scholarships-is to promote and develop active, global citizenship at home. It is imperative that Canadians of all ages be aware of their ability and responsibility to effect change in our local, national and international communities.

"Education for all is important for three reasons. First, education is a right. Second, education enhances individual freedom. Third, education yields important development benefits." (John Daniel, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Education) In Africa, the education that must be assured is universal primary and secondary education. In Canada, the education must involve developing ".key values and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, and skills and processes necessary. to become active and responsible citizens. Aware of their capacity to effect change in their communities, society and world." (Alberta Learning, Social Studies K-12 Program of Studies).