Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tuesday, March 30, 2016 – Wrapping up the Rwanda trip

On the way to Kigali we stopped at the Rwankeri School we had finished a dormitory for girls and a bathroom and toilet facilities This is the section that needs to be finished  – there are 668 high school students and 338 live in the dorm.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 – More disabled work in Ribavu

Today we continued scoping out more of the projects for the disabled.  Azalea arrived to look at the medical side of things for students. This is a well-run organization that cares for children of all disabilities.  We visited a home for the severely mentally and physically handicapped children. Both Mental and physical disabilities on the

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26th Annual Humanitarian Day – Video & Pictures

>Watch the replay   >Pictures from the event  

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2016 Canadian Medical Association Award (CMA) for Azalea Lehndorff, Afghanistan Project Manager for A Better World

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Award for young leaders is intended to celebrate the efforts of young physician leaders of tomorrow for their efforts today. In recognizing these efforts, the CMA presents the Award for Young Leaders to one student physician chosen from the faculty of medicine through a nomination process. Each university in Canada

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Monday, March 21, 2013 – Award Winning School for the Mentally handicapped children in Lamu

While I was perspiring on the  island of Lamu at 40C, the visit to the Lamu School was inspiring. I look forward each year to see the progress these children are making. In spite of many challenges there is progress.  Last year the students and the school won several medals in various categories.  As a

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 – A widow cannot see any man for 4 months and 10 days after the husband’s death

A 24 hour trip to Lamu began this afternoon from Nairobi.  I have traded bumpy roads to  bumpy airplane and boat rides. Prior to departure I arranged for some students ABW is sponsoring for University and High School to meet me for lunch at this small airport in Nairobi. Rose, Eunice, Rachel, and Sarah.  They

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Rewarding Moments

Rewarding Moments – 1 Mia McInnis is a grade 8 student from Yellowknife, NWT who was on the study tour to Kenya. She wanted to do an interview with me for a class project. I was moved by the thought provoking questions she asked. I was amazed at the background research she had done. “What

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Friday, March 18, 2016 – Visiting water projects and Janet’s successful business

Today, I spent all day with Hon. Joseph Limo, MP visiting all of the water projects that were completed as well as the new ones that we will be drilling this year. Joseph and his wife Beatrice have been volunteering with A Better World for 14 years now. He has also been a financial partner through the

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 – A 3rd visit to Kericho and progress report

In the past 15 days I have been in Kericho 3 times.  I gathered all of the school head teachers , board chairs again in the Kericho area and this time we met  in Tulwap.  The meeting went very well. I was also pleasantly surprised as to how they have moved ahead since the last

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – The group is about to board the plane to Canada via London

It is always a blessing when the entire group is safely delivered to the airport and are heading home. We experienced some incredible times and life changing moments. I was inspired and spurred on to do more by these students. They themselves are thinking what more the school can do.  One of the firsts for

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – “What the heart has seen the eye will not forget”

We are making our way closer to the airport. Here are the students from Sir John Franklin School, Yellowknife, NWT. Tonight’s sharing time was something I have never experience before. Every person in the room shared the impact this trip has made on their lives. There was not a dry eye. Let Mia and Meghan

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Monday, March 14, 2016 – Exploring the Mara

The group left early morning in search of animals. They did spot some rhinos and lots of elephants. I met them for a bush breakfast by the hippo river. We have two exchange students on this trip. Minami from Japan and Sabrina from Switzerland And our four great sponsors – patience and wisdom they show

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