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Hetty van Gurp wins “Me to We” award for social action


Posted: September 5th, 2009

 The Canadian Living "Me to We" awards recognizes everyday Canadian heroes – the ones who put "we" before "me". This year, Hetty van Gurp, founder of Peaceful Schools International was nominated for and won the award in the social action cateogry. A quote from the article:

"Hetty, a teacher, introduced a campaign called "Lessons in Living" in 1991; its aim, to teach students how to live and learn together. "It’s a child’s right to feel safe at school," says the activist."

Winners of the "Me to We" award were announced in the October 2009 issue of Canadian Living. Each winner receives $5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

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