Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – How $1,100 can create work in a community: visit to income generating projects in Olokor

Today Lawrence our driver took us to his village and home. A year ago ABW invested in a small brick making machine.  It was exciting today to see the results of that small investment.  The investment was made to create employment among unemployed youth.  About 30 youth belong to the group. I met with them

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Testimonials: Dr. Cathy Wright

Once again, thank you for asking me to come on this medical trip. It was another amazing experience very much appreciated seeing the tremendous progress at Ndanai. So much change since 2010. You are the most dedicated , motivated person I know. I learn so much from the sharing of your stories, experience & knowledge.

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Testimonials: Jackie Chalmers

There aren’t enough ways to say thank you for a wonderful and wondrous two weeks.  Without question it was the best travel adventure I have ever had.  It’s sure got Paden thinking…. Jacqueline L. Chalmers  Slow Food Southern Alberta Convivium, President

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Lacombe Globe: A Better World medical team helps local clinic in Kenya

Nestled amongst a vast expanse of land dotted with cows, sharp shrubs and small, ramshackle huts rural Kenyans call home, is a place called Segera Mission in Laikipia County. Housing a community garden, clinic and school, Segera Mission was visited by a team of medical doctors and support staff Nov. 7 as part of a

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Monday, November 24, 2014 – Back in Kenya and visiting St. Ann

Today we travelled from Arusha, Tanzania to Nakuru, Kenya.  It was an 8 hour drive with some stops. We stopped in Nakuru to see the water drilling at St. Ann.  After drilling for a week and at a depth of 240 Meters there is still no water. This is very disappointing.  Another geological survey has been

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 – Scoping new projects and meeting with officials in the Vuga district of Mombo

Our main job today is to get to the root of the water source for the Mombo villages.  The source is in the Vugo community which is off on another mountain with some walking to get there.  The local councillor and the engineer have agreed to meet and take us there. The off-roading on the steep

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 – Marking World Toilet Day by opening 16 modern toilets in Misajini Primary School, Mombo, Tanzania

Saturday morning we drove from Moshi to Mombo and arrived at 11:30 AM for a grand celebration of the opening of our first project – 16 toilets. It was a perfect beginning to mark World Toilet Day. Celebration begins with children’s dance   Teachers presented a thank you poem   Mombo Community Development Council presented

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Lamu Special School 2014

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Friday, November 21, 2014 – More training for medical workers

By Glenn Hutton We meet with John and Duncan on Wednesday after you left. It was an excellent meeting as we were able to determine what his priorities were in terms of health care in this vast area. I didn’t realize it was such a huge piece of wilderness! The only glitch was he was

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 – In Nairobi preparing for Tanzania

I went to see a school today that has received some support from ABW through Julie Stegmaier. It has 300 students and 12 teachers.  A small amount of funds were given to the school for renovations.   School is operated by Kariuki and Irene seen here with their three daughters   I had dinner with

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Lacombe Globe: A Better World initiates agriculture projects in Africa

With the aim of driving self-sustainable agriculture projects in rural areas of Kenya, local organization A Better World (ABW) visited some of their budding garden projects during the team’s excursion to Africa Nov. 4 to 20. Eric Rajah, co-founder of ABW, said because education and healthcare have been the organization’s primary focuses over the past

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Medical team leaves Kenya after a successful mission

Thirty-one of the thirty-seven member medical team has now left Kenya after a successful mission.  The other six are continuing to work in the Mara area holding clinics and training local health workers. The Physicians Dr. Jim McIntyre (Red Deer, AB) , Dr. Church (Red Deer, AB), Dr. Wade (Vulcan, AB), Clinical officer Juma (Kenya),

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