Monthly Archives: July 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013 – Visiting the community children and parents in Lodwar

I was out at the project site today to see some work going on. Parents have contributed the chairs Then I went out to the nearby settlements to meet the parents and potential students Hope of being able to attend a school is seen in the eyes of these children Perspectives change when you see

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 – In Lodwar, Northern Kenya – planning for 28 Rotarians to arrive in October

I am on my last day of project visit.  Lodwar is in Northern Kenya and borders three countries – Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia.  A tribe called the Turkana live in this very dry and dusty area.  This town has no paved road.  About five years ago, Rick Wiebe of Carpet Colour drilled a water well. 

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Blog #4: Teaching and Learning Together

Blog #4: Teaching and Learning Together By Brent Galloway As the Central Alberta Teaching Tour settles back into daily life in Canada, it is an opportune time to reflect on the work that we were able to carry out in Kenya during our two week time with A Better World. Our education work was centered

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Last Day in Kenya/ Meeting with the Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto on Table Banking and Vocational School

It was time to say goodbye to Kenya.  39 of the 44 people departed tonight. Here is the entire team of 44 leaving the Mara On Arriva in Nairobi, Merle and Eric were invited for a dinner and meeting at the Deputy President’s official residence. Hon. Ruto has a passion for table banking that was

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Friday, July 12, 2013 – Our last day in Mara -” Workshop on good to better”

Some went on a great balloon ride and told us all about their experience.  Some worked on reports and others packed their suitcases. Duane, Educational Psychologist  conducted a workshop for school administrators, our hotel managers, health care workers and ABW project managers on “how to take your organization from good to better”.  It was well

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Blog #3: The Homes of our Kenyan Friends by Janet Stafford

The Homes of our Kenyan Friends by Janet Stafford On our “Two Countries/One Voice” Teaching Tour of Kenya, we also had the privilege of visiting the homes of our Kenyan students. It was both an interesting and emotional experience for us all. There was really no way to prepare us for our home visits around

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 – A full day of roaming around Masai Mara

Today was our first full day of recreation.  Most of our work is done now and we all needed a day to explore the Mara. Our exploration began at 8 AM and ended at 5 PM.  Some saw all of the big 5 animals.  We even saw a leopard in the tree. So here are

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – Mara Project visits

All 44 of us were out today in different missions.  The teaching teams were in Loigero and Irbaan and others at the Talek clinic and others were doing infrastructure assessment. Teaching team presenting seminars Brent and Kathleen Galloway presenting to teachers Garden thriving at Loigero Teachers taking a lunch break At Irbaan school getting an

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – Both groups arriving in Mara

Both the Galloway and Lethbridge teaching groups are heading to the Mara.  From now we will be together until departure. We stopped for lunch on the way to the Mara Nice view of a hippo family Once at the Fig Tree camp, we enjoyed a lecture from Nixon on Masai culture Glen and Lil are

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7th July 2013 Visiting Janet by Ronda Ziakris

Janet is familiar to many ABW Supporters.  Pictured with Eric wearing the shirt she sewed for him.  Sunday was Eric and Candi’s anniversary so we tried to celebrate in style!

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Blog #2: Literacy and Numeracy is Alive in Kenya

Literacy is my life – my training, my career, my passion.  Even so, I felt quite intimidated when I realized that I was going to be the literacy “expert” during our trip to Kenya.  Teaching literacy in Alberta is very resource based with our extensive libraries and ever expanding literacy instructional materials.  I knew that

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“Harabe”- Swahili word for Pull Together

Two Countries/One Voice “Harabe”-  Swahili word for Pull Together We are driving along the Kenyan highway with 25 educators and friends from Central Alberta. We have just completed the most amazing exchange of teaching and learning ideas in Male and Segera Schools. We have met curious and joyful students and their dedicated teachers.  Our team

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