Monthly Archives: May 2014

Eric Rajah’s Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree Conferral

Eric Rajah was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree on May 4, 2014 at Andrews University in Michigan.”For his enthusiastic work as a humanitarian and for his continuous generosity and compassion, Andrews University takes great pleasure in honoring Eric Rajah with the degree, Doctor of Laws.”What does this award mean? “The Andrews University Honorary

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Friday, May 29th, 2014 Blogpost 7

Here is an interesting fact to consider: every year I get older, so do you. So do all the people in Asia, in North America, in India… you get it, time moves on and populations age. Now, if we think about our working lives, say between the ages of 15 and 64 (that’s an average

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Sunday, May 25th 2014 Replacing windows and screens at Cerenid

After another cool night the sun came out. The warmth brought the bugs out as well. We enjoyed the sunshine as we continued our work replacing windows and screens at Cerenid. The smiling children enjoyed helping us with each of our jobs. At the end of our work day we handed out toques and hats

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Wednesday, 28th of May, 2014 Blog 6

Our week at Agano Junior Academy is almost complete and what an interesting week it has been. The city, indeed the country, is still suffering from the after effect of the recent terror attacks. We are cautious on our travels into the poorer areas of the city and stay inside the school building until we

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Monday, May 26th, 2014 Goodbyes at CERENID

Today was a wonderful but sad day for us. We woke up this morning to the warmth of the sun! We ate breakfast, hopped in our vans and headed for CERENID. Some of us continued to work while others attended school with the children in order to teach them English. After eating lunch at the

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Eric Rajah: A Proven Formula for Maximum Returns at TEDxLaSierraUniversity

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Azalea Lehndorff:A Spark of Possibility at TEDxLaSierraUniversity

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Lacombe Express: Fifth annual Freedom Run taking place next month

The fifth annual Freedom Run will take place this year on June 1st to raise funds for A Better World’s 100 Classroom Project in Afghanistan. The project works to build schools in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan (Jawzan). To date, 48 classrooms within four schools have been built and funds from previous Freedom Run

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May 21-24, 2014 – Visiting projects in Lamu Island

After the Acro group left, our family left for Lamu to visit projects and friends. Before I left I met with Charles Rioba our partner for water drilling and MP Joseph Limo to discuss various water projects.  Rick Wiebe was also present. Arriving in Lamu with my family and our host Mwanashee.  A short boat

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Friday May 23rd, 2014 Visiting CERENID

After a two hour nap, we set out to our first destination- CERENID. CERENID is an orphanage 30 minutes from our hotel. Upon arriving to CERENID, we were welcomed with a wonderful song and sign that read “Welcome to CERENID Rob!” The kids were full of joy, they showed us around the orphanage, then surprised

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Safe Arrival in Bolivia

Bright and early in the morning we arrived at the Calgary Airport ready to set out on our grand adventure! After going through customs,we eagerly awaited our flight to Houston. After arriving in Houston, a few of our travellers ran into a fellow Canadian, who would have thought! After a short visit we boarded the plane and

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Sunday May 25th, 2014 Blogpost 5

Nairobi traffic is frequently congested, making it difficult to get around. We had scheduled an important meeting with Eneza Education for Saturday morning at 11:00 am, with a brief visit en-route to the Seventh Day Adventist church. The Thika Highway seemed fine until we approached Uhuru Park, near the city centre. Suddenly three lanes of

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