MDP student part of the Manitoba Next Up program

Wed. Feb. 25, 2015

MDP extends its congratulations to MDP student, Naomi Gichungu, for having been selected to participate in Manitoba’s inaugural Next Up leadership training program.  Naomi joins a diverse team of young, progressive leaders-in-training to learn the skills and tools needed to become an effective leader in movements for social and environmental change.

Naomi was selected for her demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice, in particular climate change and girls' education. She also was recently recognized by the Immigrant and Refugee Community of Manitoba (IRCOM) who awarded her a Volunteer Award for her contributions to enhancing food security for newcomer communities in Winnipeg.

We wish Naomi and her counterparts great success in the program and beyond.  Congratulations Naomi!

Naomi Gichungu

Kevin Millsip, Co-Founder & Director of Next-Up (L), Naomi Gichungu (C), and Nadia Kidwai, Program Coodinator Next Up Manitoba (R)

Naomi Gichungu

Naomi receiving her award from Vanessa Kornelsen, IRCOM Program Assistant