- Category: Community
- Published on Saturday, 18 August 2012 12:30
- Written by Harnoor Gill
“If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.” – Voltaire.
Voltaire (1694-1778) was a French writer, historian and philosopher famous for his advocacy of civil liberties. His quote demonstrates how we should all come together and appreciate the multiculturalism in today’s world which is exactly what BMYC (Brampton’s Multicultural Youth Council) does. They were founded in July 2012 by Abeera Shahid and are a chapter under the already widely-known Toronto’s Multicultural Youth Council foundation. You will learn more about what they do, what they are up to and last but not least the easiest way to help them out.
This youth council will work to organize and collaborate with events that promote multiculturalism. Even better, they are going to be using the money raised at their events to sponsor children through world vision. Moreover, they recently promoted themselves through South Asian Focus TV to get more people involved with the council. To continue, they not only want to help promote multiculturalism but preserve it by getting youth to embrace their native cultures and learn more about other ones.
Currently BMYC is looking for executive positions for a number of different positions of your liking such as a secretary or if you are tech-savvy, you could apply for a position as a technology head. In the future they will be looking for general members as well. As their main purpose states “With the goal of working collaboratively to support other charitable organizations and student groups, we strive to instill a sense of community”, they are trying to form connections with other charitable organization with similar objectives such as the Peace Welcome Club. As a facebook page it is impressive that they were able to get 100 likes in just about 9 days which shows dedication on their part of letting others know about their youth council. This is what BMYC has been up to thus far and you can expect a lot more in the future.
So, Make sure to check them out and like their page at: