Gerard Kennedy

Gerard Kennedy and Rachel Decoste

Former Minister of Education, Gerard Kennedy.

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Rachel's International Contributions

  • Ecole Coeur Ouvert : Under the patronage of The Honourable Sheila Copps, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, with Les Amis de St-François, this project will result in a brand new school for the children of Carrefour Sanon, a village in rural Haiti.
  • Barack Obama's Election Campaign : Rachel worked on the Obama Campaign starting in March 2008 when she did phone banking ahead of the Primaries in several states, including TX, VT, IN. She also participated on the ground in Michigan and Pennsylvania in Sept, October and Nov 2008.
  • Barack Obama's Re-election Campaign : Rachel was exiled temporarily in the USA to work full time on the Obama for America Campaign in the fall of 2012.
  • Free The Children : The world's largest network of children helping children through education. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children's Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah's Angel Network.
  • Human Concern International : HCI is a Canadian Registered Charity created in 1980 "to help alleviate human suffering" by Investing in Humanity. HCI has contributed over $40 million dollars towards facilitating Sustainable Development.
  • Operation Education Congo: DiaCoCan's initiative to build a school in Kinshasa.
  • Helped supply books to the René Bélance Library in Corail, Haiti
  • Peru and Bolivia: Mobilized local businesses to contribute school supplies to Lima's low-income neighbourhood, as well as the Bolivian countryside in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Lima and Oxfam.
  • "African Grannies" : The Stephen Lewis Foundation helps to ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa at the grassroots level. It provides care to women who are ill and struggling to survive; assists orphans and other AIDS affected children; supports heroic grandmothers who almost single-handedly care for their orphan grandchildren; and supports associations of people living with HIV/AIDS.