YMCA Peace Medallion

Feeling immensely grateful to have received the YMCA Peace Medallion in the youth category this week for Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation. The award ceremony took place during the annual YMCA Breakfast for Peace as part of the organizations week long initiatives to promote the importance of empathy. These events are a personal favourite of mine because we get the chance to meet with like minded youth from our community! Thank you, YMCA for this incredible opportunity to share our work with a group of philanthropists, mayors, directors and more!

It was also truly moving to hear Zak Ebrahim speak about his journey to overcoming his personal trials and tribulations in not only adopting peace in his own life, but influencing it in the lives of others as well.

You can read more here:
– YMCA website:
– News article: https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/6128028-ymca-peace-medallion-winners-in-oakville-embody-empathy/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YMCAOakville/photos/aiza-abid-was-a-2015-ymca-peace-medal-recipient-she-created-aizas-teddy-bear-fou/1316991661645573/