Friday, February 10th, 2012

Tyndale University College and Seminary Grad Fights Poverty

Tyndale University CollegeAlan Liu graduated from Tyndale University College and Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2006. Since then, he has become the Canadian Director of Operations for Raising the Village, a not-for-profit organization that aids in humanitarian recovery work in Uganda.

According to Liu, the Raising a Village project, “Provides the tools and techniques for rural villages to move from handouts to choices and successes.”

Liu was recently invited back to the school to speak to students and inspire them by being a recent alumni who has used their education to make a difference.

“Extreme poverty is living off of less than $1.25 per day…It’s the challenge for 1.4 billion people,” said Liu during his presentation.

“1.4 Billion Reasons (To End Extreme Poverty).”

Liu has even more motivation to make the world a better place, as a new father. In fact, he helped welcome his newborn son into the world a mere 22 hours before giving his presentation.

“The presentation was fantastic. It brought perspective to the MDG and what methods can be used to reach them…I have always wanted to move back overseas; this really inspired me,” said Laura, a third year Human Services student.”

Schools mentioned: Tyndale University College and Seminary

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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