“Logan has done it, and he will do it again”
Well, Logan has done it again. cdpeace joins to sing with the children of Maso Community School that composed this song for young Logan MacGillivray in 2008 who was 10 years old when he shipped his first 40 ft. container from Canada to Sierra Leone.
On Wednesday November 10, 2010, Logan MacGillivray from Bedford Nova Scotia, Canada was honored by Red Cross as the Young Canadian Humanitarian Award Winner for his work with cdpeace at the World Trade Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Logan is the Founder of “Listen to the Children: A Journey of Sharing” Charity. This is the 6th. Award that Logan has received since he started working with cdpeace.
Logan started working with cdpeace when he was 10 years old in 2008. Inspiring others to realize they can make a difference, Logan has campaigned across Canada and beyond to support children in Sierra Leone. With the guidance of cdpeace, Logan worked with many volunteers to ship two 40-foot containers filled with building, school supplies and sport equipments. Logan depicts this journey in a short documentary/music video and he is now raising funds to build a multi-purpose Centre for children at the cdpeace headquarters in Mayagba , Sierra Leone.
“When you are trying to do something good, people will come forward to help,” he says. “So nothing is too big to do.”
“I wanted to create awareness of Sierra Leone by making a documentary/music video so others could see that they need help at this time. All proceeds from the sale of the Listen To The Children videos after costs for duplication and shipping will be used to help construct a community resource centre for students and teachers at the cdpeace headquarters at Mayagba, Sierra Leone. Amongst other good things, the resource centre will assist in the training of local teachers and the coordination of getting school supplies to local schools.”
Mrs. Mary Hawa Turay, cdpeace Co-founder was asked to propose a toast to the good health of Logan.
Mary Hawa Turay’s Speech: “I’ve come to know Logan MacGillivray very well when he was 10 years old in 2008 when he started working with The Centre for Development and Peace education (cdpeace), a centre founded by myself and my husband Dr. Thomas Mark Turay to support community development, education, health and economic development.
Logan’s fundraising work has led to the shipment of two 40-foot containers of supplies for two rural communities in Sierra Leone, including educational material, sports equipment, building supplies, health supplies, and more. His work has benefitted two Chiefdoms in rural Sierra Leone that are home to about 66,000 people and I can tell you that Logan is a household name in these communities.
His documentary has inspired people here in Canada, but it also motivates youths in Sierra Leone to get involved and develop leadership skills. I’m happy to report that with the support of Logan, the construction of the children’s multi-purpose resource centre is underway. Once complete, it will have classrooms, a computer lab, a music room and an outdoor playground.
I raise my glass to honour Logan MacGillivray, the Red Cross 2010 Young Humanitarian Award Recipient. Thank you Logan for your passion, your generosity and kindness to my people in Sierra Leone.”
For more information about Logan, visit the following websites:
Logan MacGillivray, the Red Cross 2010 Young Humanitarian Award Recipient. http://www.chsredcross.org/article.asp?id=36232&tid=062
Listen to the Children. http://www.listentothechildren.net/
Center for Development and Peace Education (cdpeace). www.cdpeace.org