Peace Community: Maliha Gangat

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Hi my name is Maliha Gangat and this is #MyCanada story.

I was born in a third world country and I cannot begin to tell you the appreciation I had for Canada until I stepped foot here. Something as simple as having electricity 24 hours a day is a privilege many do not have. The fact that as a female, I do not need to be scared to take the public transportation is something that I treasure so much. So many females around the word do not have that privilege. In fact, fear is an emotion I no longer have living in a city like Toronto. The list goes on and on about all the things I am thankful for but to put it simply, one does not fully appreciate what they have until they leave it :)

#MyCanada is my acceptance and tolerance of others regardless of race, nationality, religion or sex. My ability to look at the multi-cultured population which comprises Canada today and to look at the differences and not fear them as an outsiders but to live beside them as Canadians.

The old saying; do what you love and you will never work a day in your life still holds true to me! Passion is something that allows me to remove the title of work from your actions. It is something that no one will ever need to tell you to get to work on. You enjoy doing it and can do it to the exclusion of everything else. There is no feeling quite like waking up to live a life that you designed from the ground up kind of like the STORY OF PEACE COLLECTIVE! <3 Truly Inspiring.