Flash mob of Commerce volunteers charms locals at school reno project in Ecuador

Posted on March 08, 2011


Queen’s Commerce students descended on Quito, Ecuador, during Reading Week in late February to volunteer their services in helping renovate a local school. One of the highlights of their five-day mission was a Flash Mob that the students orchestrated to entertain the children and provide a bit of a break from the manual labour.

The 25 students were chosen as part of the Queen’s Commerce Initiative Abroad (Q’CIA), an annual international volunteer initiative that targets a different country in the developing world. This year’s project took the group to Quito to deliver school supplies and help local contractors lay concrete, tile floors, and plaster walls at a local school.
Q’CIA, established in 2009, operates under the auspices of the Queen’s Commerce Society, the undergraduate student government for Commerce students enrolled in the Queen’s School of Business.

For more information, contact:
Ross Kelley
Q’CIA Co-Chair
8rk39@queensu.ca
Or visit http://qcia.org/


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