Duaa Kanan, a third-year science student at the University of Manitoba, was recently presented with the Volunteer Service Award (Youth leadership category) by Premier Greg Selinger at the Volunteer Manitoba 30th annual dinner.
Kanan received the honour because she founded the Students Offering Support Program at the University of Manitoba. The organization offers tutoring for students but all proceeds are donated to students in poor rural communities.
“I am very passionate about volunteering and always strive to take action to make a positive change in my greater community,” she said. “Receiving this award is such a great honour and I am extremely grateful and thankful for everyone who supported me including my nominator, the judges, the event organizers and my family and friends. I am truly very proud to be part of Canada’s generous communities and thought about sharing this special event in my life with my university community and other students.”
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