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Free Education Montreal at the 2010 World Education Forum

World Education Forum in Palestine (WEF)

"Placed within the World Social Forum vision of building a "movement of movements", the World Education Forum in Palestine seeks to actively contribute to the construction of a just global order, which can tackle issues such as poverty, inequality, market globalization, colonialism, ecological crisis and the domination of peoples and nature." More information available on World Education Forum website

About Free Education Montreal (FEM)

Free Education Montreal is a grassroot organization that encourages students and other community members in the Montreal area to think critically and hopefully about education and the role and responsibility of educators and students, as well as to support and bring together student and other community groups fighting the rising costs and deterioration of education.

Visit our Web site for more information.

Rushdia Mehreen will be representing Free Education Montreal at WEF Palestine

I am a Master's student in Geography, Urban and Environmental studies at Concordia University, and the departmental representative. I am also a Director of Arts and Science on the 2010-11 GSA (Graduate Students’ Association of Concordia) Council.

Relevant experience: I worked in India for non-governmental organisations on economically empowering women and making them self-dependent, and on child education projects.

My volunteer involvements include Canadian Red Cross (Interim-President and Secretary of the Montreal South-West division) and Good shepherd’s Community Center.


At the forum, I will be:

Upon return, I plan on:

In addition, I believe that going to Palestine for World Education Forum is an opportunity of a lifetime to better understand and witness the Palestinian situation first hand.

We need your help:

The WEF organising committee has generously subsidized the participation, but we still need your help.

Your donation will contribute to paying for the airfare, a modest hotel room, meals and the venue. We need to raise $2200!

Every dollar counts, so please donate today

Thanks a million!

We need $2200 $1090
Donate Today!

Other fundraising activities

16th October: All-you-can-eat authentic and delicious homemade Indian food.

Consult the menu!

Thanks to everyone who could make it. Check out the pictures here.

Free Education Montreal

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For further information, please contact Rushdia Mehreen.

2030 Mackay
Montreal, QC, H3G 2J1

World Education Forum