Monthly Archives: October 2016

ABW partners with Thailand sanctuary to help former prostitutes move on

By LAURA TESTER Above: Film producers, all from or originally from Central Alberta, shoot the film called She Has A Name, in the Thai countryside. The movie about sex trafficking will be released on December 2.   It’s a country known for white sand beaches, ornate Buddhist temples — and several of the largest red-light

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Friday, October 28, 2016 – Working with children with disabilities at Ubumwe

Our final day in Rwanda started out with working at the Ubumwe Community Center (UCC). The UCC looks after children and adults in the community with disabilities. It operates group homes as well as provides services to the disabled in a drop-in centre. Our work today was to do an assessment as to how ABW

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Gahungu Walking and Gorilla Trekking

The team went gorilla trekking today. Drs. Wayne Church and Paulette Comeau making their way into the forest: And finally face to face: I have an attitude: I went to the Ubumwe Community Centre where we have funded some surgeries. It was a happy day for me to see Gahungu walking. His leg was to

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Visit with doctors to the Umutara School for children with hearing impairment

This centre originally discovered by Dave Mackie and has had an unbelievable transformation. It is always exciting to see the progress at Umutara. This time, we had three doctors on hand to examine some children that needed extra help. Dr. Prieur, Pediatric Neurologist and Drs. Wayne Church and Paulette Comeau helping some of the deaf

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October 16 to October 23 Trip Summary

An Overview of A Better World Canada’s Medical Teaching Project, October 2016 Submitted by Glen Hutton Introduction The co-founders of A Better World Canada, Eric Rajah and Brian Leavitt, view the organization as an investment company, not an aid agency. “Instead of giving, we invest and expect a return in improved lives. We expect the community to

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Monday, October 24, 2016 – Arrival in Kigali

We arrived in Kigali at 2 AM and checked in to the hotel at 4 AM. Everyone took the morning off to go to the genocide museum and catch up on their sleep. The doctors and I met with Dr. Mindi Guptill who is teaching Emergency Medicine at the Kigali Hospital. This is the first

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Teams leave Kenya

This morning, Brian and Keith went to work at Gilgil School to make final plans for construction. Some went for a boat ride, some went on horseback, and others packed and rested. Vivian and Patrick from Alberta riding horses in Kenya: Some group photos: Some of the Rwanda group: Repacking before heading to the airport:

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Teams leave Kenya

This morning, Brian and Keith went to work at Gilgil School to make final plans for construction. Some went for a boat ride, some went on horseback, and others packed and rested. Vivian and Patrick from Alberta riding horses in Kenya: Some group photos: Some of the Rwanda group: Repacking before heading to the airport:

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Teams leave Kenya

This morning, Brian and Keith went to work at Gilgil School to make final plans for construction. Some went for a boat ride, some went on horseback, and others packed and rested. Vivian and Patrick from Alberta riding horses in Kenya: Some group photos: Some of the Rwanda group: Repacking before heading to the airport:

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Packing up to leave Kenya

Today is our final work day and we are getting ready to leave Kenya. My group left for Naivasha, one medical team left for Kendu Bay Hospital, and another medical team is finishing up work in the Mara. Tomorrow, we will all end up in Nairobi. Back at the “Thanksgiving culvert”… we stopped at the

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Packing up to leave Kenya

Today is our final work day and we are getting ready to leave Kenya. My group left for Naivasha, one medical team left for Kendu Bay Hospital, and another medical team is finishing up work in the Mara. Tomorrow, we will all end up in Nairobi. Back at the “Thanksgiving culvert”… we stopped at the

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Packing up to leave Kenya

Today is our final work day and we are getting ready to leave Kenya. My group left for Naivasha, one medical team left for Kendu Bay Hospital, and another medical team is finishing up work in the Mara. Tomorrow, we will all end up in Nairobi. Back at the “Thanksgiving culvert”… we stopped at the

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