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August 12, 2015

Students at SickKids celebrate International Youth Day

August 12 is International Youth Day, a day marked by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of youth civic engagement. On International Youth Day, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognizing the students who have joined the Centre for Global Child Health for their summer placements. These students are working with leading research investigators to help improve the lives of children and their families living in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. As one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health, SickKids is in a unique position to make an impact on a global level. The Centre for Global Child Health is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments around the world. Youth have the power to shape their lives and the lives of others to help make a better world. 

Please see the image below to read what the students have to say about their time at SickKids and how they are helping to make a difference in the lives of children and their families around the world.