Champlain College Saint-Lambert celebrated International Day of the Girl with Member of Parliament (Brossard – Saint -Lambert) Alexandra Mendès. During Freeblock, Mrs. Mendès gave a presentation for International day of the Girl as well as interact in a roundtable discussion about issues of equality with students, faculty and staff. It was an honor to have our alumnus Alexandra Mendes back at Champlain as she is an amazing role model for all our female students.
“In today’s day and age, having to raise awareness on the need for gender equality, in all its forms, demonstrates that it is still a fundamental issue. In fact, it is one that is a priority Mrs. Mendès and her colleagues. We all know that empowering young girls benefits our society and communities as a whole. As such, our office is interested in speaking with young students to raise awareness, discuss existing barriers particularly in politics and encourage them to get involved.” http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/