Monthly Archives: March 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015  – Leaving Kenya

We have had a great time with a great group of people.   In a few hours they will be boarding. We are having supper at an airport hotel.    

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Friday, March 27, 2015 – Our last night in Kenya

Today we left the Mara and began our trip back to Nairobi. Elder Johnson gave an appreciation speech for the staff.  It was a great experience staying there. Gift shop doubles as a lunch stop for us We are in Naivasha today.  Kelly Lowry gave a very meaningful talk tonight to the group.   The

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 – A full day off

Today was our first full day off. Everything was an option. We started our day with breakfast at the hippo pool.                       Some came from a game drive and reported seeing scenes such as these:                    

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Lacombe Express: Young community leader is honoured

Central Alberta has a plethora of volunteers and outstanding leaders, but few as young as 17-year-old Kelsey Olsen, who has recently been honoured for her efforts within the Lacombe community. Olsen was presented with the Violet Richardson Award by Soroptimist International, Red Deer Chapter for her volunteer efforts in a locally-based organization as well as

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – visiting new clinic in Sopa

About half of our group went on a hot air balloon ride this morning. The rest went to see the new area in Masai Mara where we are starting to work. Before we left, Pastor Ron thanked the staff at Mara Sarova Lodge                   

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – Visiting projects in the Mara

We mixed work and play today.  We were visiting projects as we were enjoying a game drive. Our first stop was at Loigero School where a dorm is under construction We stopped and toured the clinic and had lunch Visiting the village where the children who come to the schools are from  Visited Irbaan School where

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Celebrating What’s Right with the World: 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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Monday, March 23, 2015 – Arriving in the Mara

We had a nice drive into the Masai Mara game reserve.  Lots of animals were seen, including a leopard. We enjoyed a bush lunch Drivers with President Mark Johnson King Gouchie has arrived at his tented palace Listening to Masai culture talks At dinner Pastor Ron and I were surprised to see Dr. and Mrs. Miroslav

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 – visit to Kendu Bay where it all started

Our day started with a visit to the Kissi County office to meet the Minister of Roads. We were welcomed with gifts given. A group photo and media interview We visited the Nyaburi School where 25 years ago ABW started its first project. John, the new head teacher, and Bernard who has been with the project

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Visiting the Rapogi School

Today we visited the project sponsored by Keith and Neville Clouten and their families. It is an hour away from the Kissi town. Keith is discussing future plans   The newest classrooms were dedicated today Mike is very popular today. He seems happy to be surrounded by these ladies from Rapogi. They requested a photo

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Friday, March 20, 2015 – Visit to Ndanai and Kaplomboi 

Another great day of working at project sites. We arrived at the Ndanai small home for the physically disabled children and the primary school in the morning and spent the whole day in the area. Everyone is ready for their assignment. All the past travellers cannot believe the remarkable progress and changes that have taken

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Another opening of classrooms at Ikonge

Another great day as we invest in the future of the children at Ikonge. Four more classrooms were opened at the Ikonge primary school. Donors Mike and Sandi Gouchie were present. They gave an excellent speech of encouragement. New classrooms Co-founder of A Better World received a gift of appreciation In the evening we celebrated

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