TELL US MORE ABOUT ONE OR TWO ACTIVITIES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU.Please explain the role you played and what you learned in the process.(maximum 350 words)
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I took the initiative to hold the first Black History month event at my school in order to create an environment that encourages diversity and appreciates the differences of students. The Black History Month event was a cultural event that would minimize stereotypes and provide students with more knowledge about the contributions of Black people. It is vital for students to know and appreciate Black history, as Canadians strive to build a better society that is inclusive and knowledgeable of various cultures.
To hold the event, I went to the student council to pitch my idea of the event and asked for funding to buy necessary items. Afterwards, I went to the principal to receive permission to hold the event in the streets of the school and collaborated with COLORS (a multicultural club) after the event was approved. I led a team of eight students from different grades to assist me in the planning of the event and provide me with their suggestions. I contacted various cultural organizations in my community such as the Multicultural Association for collaboration and provisions of some items. Furthermore, I planned with my team that it would be a three-day event where we educated students about Black history through presentations and included different types of Black dishes each day as souvenirs for students. After deciding the dates of the event, I then reached out to several people who were going to prepare the meals for the events and negotiated the price of the dishes. I chose the vendor with the most affordable price to have enough money to purchase the remaining items with a limited budget. My team and I advertised the event by announcing it on the school daily announcements, putting up posters, utilizing social media and word of mouth. I delegated different roles to each member of the team including myself. The event took place in February and was a great success because both teachers and students came to the booth eager to learn and had positive reviews afterwards. The organization of the event granted me leadership, public speaking, multitasking, creativity, problem-solving, negotiating and budgeting skills. I demonstrated my responsibility by not going over the budget given and planning a successful event. My efforts motivated other students and serves as a good example for my team members who will take over after I leave for university.