Monthly Archives: November 2018

November 21, 2018 Medical training in Talek

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November 19th, 2018 – Providing Medical Services

A Better World Medical Team with Dr. Ray and Deryl Comeau have been training and providing medical clinics. They have been busy and have had little access to internet.  Here are some pictures from the Masai Mara.    

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Inspiring visit to Ubumwe – Everyone valued Everyone gifted

We are in Rubavu visiting the Ubumwe Community Centre (UCC). The UCC looks after children and adults with all kinds of disabilities. A Better World has constructed a physiotherapy building that provides services to 40 children and adults every day. Everyone is valued and everyone is gifted at Ubumwe. Yvonne, the PT, is teaching this baby to sit

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Sunday November 18, 2018 – Project visits in Rwanda

Our team arrived in Rwanda yesterday evening. Our first visit was to a school in Kigali managed and mostly funded by Debra Brosseuk of Kelowna, BC. There are 1800 students at the school. We have helped furnish a library with new books. A dining hall was also completed along with water tanks. The new dining hall (below). Our

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Friday, November 16 , 2018 – Finishing up in Kenya

We had many rewarding experiences on this trip.  As I write I can hear the lion roaring.  In the last two days we took some time to drive closer to the exit point of Masai Mara and enjoyed great game drives and scenery.  The heat wave is here at 32C every day. Just a few

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Mara Project visits

It was a long day as we began project visits and community discussions of future projects. We began at the Sekanani School where Gord Bontje’ s Birthday 3rd major birthday project is being completed. We were greeted by the mothers of the students Old classrooms New Classrooms Inspection by Ray with builder Irbaan School Dale

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Travel to Mara for project inspection

Most of our day was spent travelling to Mara, a journey which took six and a half hours on rough roads. An early start got us to our tent camps. After lunch we were able to see the Sopa Clinic where we have new staff housing and a feeding center for children. The clinical officer Juma

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Monday November 12 2018 – Transformation at Ndanai Primary School

Today we visited Ndanai Primary School which integrates children with disabilities. This has been an amazing story of transforming community attitudes towards children with disabilities. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of ABW volunteers and donors, the local leaders and staff have made this possible. One of the highlights of the visit today was seeing the

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Visiting Keringet, Kipkerimwo, and Sogobet Primary School

Today was full with visiting projects – we saw and monitored six today.  I will focus only on a few. Keringet Primary School was the highlight of today. Parents, students, and the extended community had gathered to welcome us. We are renovating the school and the community was very excited. Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. and their Golf

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 – Transformation in Gilgil and a lot of children to visit

Our day started with giraffes entertaining and walking with us. When I joined Ray and Kelly Loxdale for a walk this morning, a giraffe joined us. The rest of the day was spent visiting projects and meeting local project leaders. Our first stop was at the Gilgil Township Primary school to review progress and meet

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Store in Kenya named in honour of local humanitarians

The hard work and dedication of a Red Deer man and other central Albertans in helping to build schools and other much-needed facilities in Kenya, has resulted in a new store being named after Red Deer. Located near Lodwar in northwest Kenya, The Red Deer Shop & Grocery has its name inspired from the efforts

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Friday, November 9, 2018

This morning, after a briefing, we began our trip to our first project site in Gilgil with a stop in Naivasha We stopped at the elephant orphanage to understand the wildlife issues facing Kenya. There was also a boat ride on Lake Naivasha to see hippos close-up. Tomorrow we will travel to project sites in

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