Monthly Archives: February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 – How your 84 cents can turn the saddest hour in this Rwandan school into a happy one

We checked into our hotel in Kigali, Rwanda at 2:30 AM and we were up and about by 10am to our first project while others toured the genocide museum. Today, I am visiting the Kacyiru Primary School school with 1,017 students. Debra Brosseuk has been funding and overseeing in Kigali where she is investing in

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Heading to Rwanda

This morning, the Rehab team left our hotel with the other groups and headed towards Nairobi. We had a few stops on the way and made it to the airport to await our flight for Rwanda. We met up with Joanne at the airport, and are looking forward to the next journey in Rwanda.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Heading Home

This morning, our team left the hotel with the other groups and headed towards Nairobi. We had a few stops on the way and made it to the airport to await our midnight flight. Eric will be travelling with the Rehab team to Rwanda.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Heading Home

This morning, the Dental team left our hotel with the other groups and headed towards Nairobi. We had a few stops on the way and made it to the airport to await our midnight flight. Some of us will be travelling a bit longer before coming home to Canada.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Last day in Kenya

Today was our last full day in Kenya. To mark the end of our trip, we went on a game drive all morning, then stopped for a bush lunch in a beautiful cluster of trees beside the Mara River. We also went on a walk beside the river to see the crocodiles and hippos. In

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Last day in Kenya

Today was our last full day in Kenya. On behalf of A Better World, Eric Rajah, Executive Director, and Ron Sydenham, Board Chair, we would like to thank the 2017 dental team for their incredible service over the last 2 weeks. The team worked together to help hundreds of patients receive dental care that they

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Last day in Kenya, heading to Rwanda

Today was our last full day in Kenya. On behalf of A Better World, Eric Rajah, Executive Director, and Ron Sydenham, Board Chair, we would like to thank the 2017 rehab team for their incredible service over the last 2 weeks. The team worked together to help 76 children receive physiotherapy care, and over 30

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Friday, February 24, 2017 – Together again

This morning, Eric visited a few of the projects with Roger and Winston, and then all 3 groups met up to visit a Maasai community at their village. After the village, we went on a short game drive and then sat around a huge bonfire on a hill to appreciate our drivers who have taken

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Friday, February 24, 2017 – Experiencing the Mara

Today we left our hotel to meet up with the other 2 groups at the Mara Sarova. In the afternoon, we had a chance to meet a Maasai community at their village. After the village, we went on a short game drive and then sat around a huge bonfire on a hill to appreciate our

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Friday, February 24, 2017 – Last clinic day in Kenya and driver appreciation

This morning we had our last clinic for the Kenya portion of our trip. We met with 10 patients at the Sopa Clinic. After that, we met up with the other 2 teams and had an afternoon to experience the Mara and meet a Maasai community at their village. After the village, we went on

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Your child is beautiful; you are doing well

Last Saturday Will celebrated his second birthday in Kenya—the first was while volunteering for ABW at the Internally Displaced Person camp in Nakuru during the 2008 post-election crisis. This time, he enjoyed two celebrations in Kericho (his own and a community well opening), but the day was also marked by a less celebratory experience. Read

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Talek and Sopa Clinics

Today we stopped at the Talek Clinic to see the dental team on their last day of clinic as well as to research the impact of the clinic and the medical tablet project. There was a meeting with John Sankok, the clinic director, about the new x-ray machine. Kaleena, an x-ray technician from Lethbridge, and

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