Monthly Archives: July 2014

African Students Given the Confidence for Public Speaking Through Teacher Training

One of the projects undertaken by our Teacher Training Team was to coach students to present speeches in public as well as in English. A few members of the teaching team – Gail Misek, Graham Mulligan and Jennifer MacArthur – spent time at the Male School in Kenya, encouraging students to participate in public speaking.

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Afghanistan Project Manager Featured by Canadian University College

ALUMNI PROFILE: Azalea Lehndorff: A Journey of Perseverance and Service  “When my daughter grows up, I hope she’s just like her.” I remember thinking that after meeting with Azalea Lehndorff, a CUC alumnus with an extraordinary story and a burning passion. I hadn’t heard about Azalea until last week when I was editing a story about

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Saturday, July 19 to Tuesday July 21 – Completing Our Tanzanian Mission

We spent  the last few days scoping out lodging and routes in the Serengeti for future group trips as we develop the community near Mombo.  It has been an exciting trip covering a lot of ground.  It is energizing and humbling to have the opportunity to move  a community in great need forward – the

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Friday, July 18, 2014 – Where a human footprint was first discovered

Today we finished our work in Arusha and have begun a tour of various games parks and checking out hotels and tour companies.  This evening we are in Ngorongoro national park.  Our hotel is built on the rim of the mountain with a view of the crater below where human footprint was first discovered.  

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Mombo Community Visit

We started our day early going downhill from our Mountain Cliff Lodge.  We are visiting the communities represented by the Mombo district council. We are doing an assessment of this community to determine how we could be of help. We look at the five areas of focus for our community development: Education, Health, Water, Agriculture

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Two surgeons per one million people in Tanzania…

We left the Arusha Hotel to begin assessments of our potential projects in Tanzania. Our first stop was at ALMC – Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. An incredibly well run operation by Dr. Mark Jacobson (centre) who has lived here for 30 years and is the founder of this hospital in Arusha.  It was inspiring to

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Arrived in Tanzania to explore possibilities of helping a village here

This morning I left Nairobi and made a road trip to Arusha, Tanzania.  We are in the Arusha Hotel right in the heart of the city. The hotel is in a nice garden setting. The food and accommodation is great.  This place is buzzing with tourists.   Ray Loxdale from Halifax arrived last night and

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – The End with Many More Possible Beginnings. Last blog by Keith Leavitt from Kenya

After fourteen busy days of activity from Nairobi to Kendu Bay and Masai Mara to Lamu, the Kenya Educational Assessment Trip for July 2014 has come to an end.  It all started with a daylong seminar in Kericho for about 55 school administrators, including government education officials.  The goals of the seminar were to clarify expectations of  both

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Monday, July 14, 2014 – Without this school the children will have to walk 11 KM to the next school

We visited the Manda Maweni School in Lamu. Last year two generous donors from Cambridge, Ontario got a 2 classroom school started.  Children were meeting in an incomplete building.  This village of 800 people make a living by making building stones from quarries located along the channel of the Indian ocean.  Today, we went to

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Lamu Mentally handicapped children enjoy a better life

Today we visited the Lamu school for mentally handicapped children.  This school continues to make incredible progress.  Keith Leavitt wanted to follow up from the workshop that Mr. Bute attended in Kericho.  We have also started a renovation project of some classrooms and buildings so we went to review the progress. Our journey begins by

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Peace amidst Chaos

We arrived in Lamu island today where we have two projects. There has been several unfortunate happenings in the main land across Lamu island. Once known for its peace and tranquility, today many tourists are reluctant to come after the killing of 80 people in the past few days. We were concerned too but decided

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Friday, July 11, 2014 – Problems disappear when smiles appear. A surprise visit to EAMO.

Keith and I made a surprise visit to EAMO on our way from Kericho to Nairobi.  Everyone was in class. The place was so quiet that you wouldn’t think that there were 235 children on the compound.  What seemed like long working days with problems to solve in the Kericho area all disappear with the

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