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S Sudanese girl wins prestigious award in Canada

Author : | Published: Monday, June 29, 2015

A former South Sudan refugee girl has received the prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award in Canada.

Margaret Anteros, is a Grade 12-Burnaby student who immigrated to Canada from South Sudan when she was five.

She is one of 21 teenagers from across Canada to receive this year’s Terry Fox Humanitarian award.

“I think as humans we should all help each other out and I think that it’s my responsibility to give as much as I can because I have skills and I should use them,” said Anteros.

Each winner 28 thousand Canadian dollars, for over four years for educational and humanitarian purposes.

“I’m very excited that I have some funding to help me out with that.”

Anteros says she will use her award money to study business at the University of Ottawa.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award was established in 1982, and is given to young Canadians who embody the characteristics a Fox, who was most known for: courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion.

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