Monthly Archives: December 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Looking into shallow water wells

One of the areas we are closely looking at is the drilling of shallow water wells for schools and communities. Shallow wells are under 150 feet and use a manual drilling machine. Usually, a hand pump can be used to fill the water cans. Today, I went to see a shallow well being drilled. The complete

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Monday, December 25, 2017 – Trip Update #3 by Azalea

In my last update, I talked about some of the challenges we face and about the need for the hospital to have better surgical equipment and supplies in order to safely perform the essential surgeries. We are working to ensure that 80 children who have been waiting for a year will have access to surgeries

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Finding Furaha – Dedicated to all those who make this world a better place

One of the themes of Christmas is Joy. In this part of the world where I am over Christmas, being joyful is not something that comes to my mind especially in the hospital where a small group of us are working to improve the outcome of our surgery program. As I travel on this bumpy,

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Friday, December 22, 2017 – Trip Update #2 by Azalea

Today our main goal was to build a fuller picture of the hospital’s current capacity and what resources are already available to us. We visited again with the Solises to gain more insight. Dr. Marialita (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) and Dr. Alfred Solis (General Surgeon), who I mentioned in my last blog have worked in Kenya for 14

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A Red Deer school student wins a humanitarian award scholarship

By Mamta Lulla, Red Deer Advocate Pictured above: Claire Welikoklad helped students in two African countries and won a Humanitarian Service scholarship from A Better World Canada. Photo supplied. A Grade 11 Red Deer student has won A Better World’s Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship after helping students in two African countries. Claire Welikoklad, who attends École

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Dr. Ken Hill Memorial Service in Kendu Bay, Kenya

As I arrived at the Nairobi airport, I was waiting in line to process my entry visa and Dr. Kelvin Hill sent me a note saying that his dad Dr. Ken Hill had passed away. At that moment, I realized that I had come to Kenya more than 50 times because of Ken. I would

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Trip Update by Azalea

During Christmas Break this year, I am in Western Kenya for A Better World to assist with the assessment of the surgical program at the Kendu Bay Hospital, and to help create a plan for how we can make the surgery program more sustainable. Over the last 27 years, A Better World has funded 10,000

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Tomorrow’s EDGE presents young humanitarian scholarship 

  Today we were very excited to visit École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Alberta, to present young humanitarian Claire Welikoklad with the Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship. This scholarship, presented through A Better World’s youth division Tomorrow’s EDGE, is in recognition of dedication to humanitarianism through international service. Claire recently returned from

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Tribute to Dr. Ken Hill

Dr. Ken Hill, the man who inspired Eric and who launched the first ABW project in Kenya, passed away yesterday in Salmon Arm, BC. He began our first disabled children’s surgery and rehabilitation program in Kendu Bay. It was during Eric’s first visit to see his work that Dr. Hill taught him that money alone

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Reflections on an Inspiring Trip to East Africa

Pictured above: Brian Corkum of Calgary gets up close with a giraffe named Stacy at the Giraffe Center outside Nairobi, Kenya.   By LAURA TESTER It was a trip filled with the beauties of Africa and so many ways to help the less fortunate. For a group who traveled with A Better World Canada in September,

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2018 Medical Trip to Bolivia – Package 1

12.01.18 Bolivia Trip Package 1   Flight Information:

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