Visit of Louis Michel to Zambia, with the winners of the European Development Youth Prize 2007
End production: 07/03/2009 First transmission: 07/03/2009
Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, went to Zambia in March 2009. He was accompanied by the 27 winners of the Development Youth Prize 2007.
The focus for the Development Youth Prize 2007 competition was "Africa - Sustainable Development". Young people aged 16-18 from around Europe were invited to participate by submitting a design or piece of artwork which for them best highlighted the impact of environmental change on developing countries. The overall prize was a trip to Africa arranged for the winners and their teachers. As the EU is one of the key actors in supporting development cooperation with countries across the world, the main aim for winners travelling to Africa was to see EU development assistance in action.
The country chosen was for the 2007 prize was Zambia. The European students travelled to Zambia with Louis Michel. They had the opportunity to visit an orphanage. Louis Michel said that the humanitarian aid provided by the EU was a strong message addressed to the European students and that it was a great opportunity for them to see the results of the European action in Africa.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Entrance of Kasisi girls secondary school (2 shots)
||Arrival of Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid
||Louis Michel and the European students visiting Kasisi Children's Home (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Louis Michel (in ENGLISH) on generosity and human commitment
||Soundbite by Soeur Marion, Member of "Les Petites Soeurs de Marie Immaculée", (in ENGLISH): you have been very lucky to be born in better circumstances but I assure you that in this place children given a chance can also achieve a lot
||European students with orphans (6 shots)
||Soundbite by Louis Michel (in FRENCH) on humanitarian aid provided by the EU as a strong message addressed to the European students.
||Louis Michel and the European students leaving (2 shots)