UNICEF campaign at Nesbitt

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The EMSB formally launched its participation in the annual UNICEF campaign on October 16 quite fittingly at Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount which has a longstanding tradition of supporting this charity. Television star Ben Mulroney, a National Ambassador for UNICEF Canada, was on hand as a special guest to address the students. Joining him was Flavia Mutamutega, communications officer for UNICEF Rwanda. This year Canadian children will be helping their peers at schools in Malawi as part of a redesigned UNICEF campaign. At Nesbitt, Grade 6 student Miriam Baroso Ricardi and her sister Eva, a Nesbitt grad and a Quebec Youth Ambassador for UNICEF,introduced Mulroney. Another Grade 6 student, Mara Peixhino, sang the song A Moment Like This for Mulroney in an impressive yet unofficial Canadian Idol audition. Nesbitt students prepared a beautiful card and a gift package for Mulroney to bring with him to Malawi.