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Music with a Mission 2018: Benefit Concert Recap

BY MITCHELL DANSER A tremendous thank-you to the Rosedale Valley Strings, the Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra, and ihana Youth Choir for putting on the 2018 “Music with a Mission” fundraiser concert in support of A Better World. Through donations and a silent auction, the groups were able to raise $9,000 in contribution to

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First-ever surgery service assessment trip: improving mobility one life at a time

Pictured above: (left to right): Beryl watches on as Azalea Lehndorff of Calgary and Dr. James Mogire assess her leg in Kenya in late December. Beryl has already had two surgeries to improve her limited mobility resulting from a rare disorder that she and two of her siblings share in which one of the bones

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Dalhousie University’s Tribute to Dr. Ken Hill

By David A. Egan It is a great honour to have the opportunity to say a few words about Ken who was a great colleague and friend. It is hard to believe that almost thirty years have elapsed since we last met and he retired. In the mid to late 1960s, Ken was one of

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Project Manager Profile: Karen Leung, Surgery and Rehab Service

“I am inspired when I see the “ah, ah” moment when mothers of disabled children realize that they are not alone, that their children are valued.” – Karen Leung   Article from Dalhousie University Alumni Profiles “In this issue, we are delighted to highlight the accomplishments of Karen Leung (Hill). (Daughter of the late School

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Creating a better, more sustainable world: Education in Afghanistan

Pictured above: Azalea Lehndorff, A Better World’s 100 Classrooms project manager and an alumnus of Burman University, was named to the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 under 30 list recently. By Ashli Barrett, Lacombe Globe Azalea Lehndorff believes opportunity for younger generations is key to building a sustainable future. To that end, the

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Compassion Comes Through: Looking back on Compassion12

Pictured above: Representatives of Sunny 94 FM in Lacombe became Secret Santas last December for those less fortunate in the Lacombe area. They helped organize the Sunny Secret Santa Toy Drive, along with Lacombe Family and Community Support Services and Lacombe Kinsmen. The radio station staff also brought in a donation for the toy drive. By

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Friday, March 2, 2018 – “Wrap Up” by Susan Czyzo

We were touched by the many beautiful children we met and their stories. We were blown away by their patience and perseverance from moment to moment. And we were humbled by the love and care they provided for each other. We take home with us their ability to live in the moment, to be grateful

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2018 University Student Trip – Package 1

Click here to view Package 1: Journeys of Inspiration Package 1 – Student Trip 2018

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 – An Inspiring visit to the Lamu School for children with mental challenges (Eric’s Trip Blog)

It was inspiring to see the progress and the government partnership with A Better World at the school. The government is investing to make this a model school for the county and the country. Children are happy and many needed services are being provided. The Government has built a dormitory that will be opened. ABW

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 – “Maasai Mara Community Clinics” by Susan Czyzo

If you’ve been following along for the last couple of weeks, you would have noticed that I’ve written about our drives to and from clinics and schools a few times already. It turns out it was all a lead up to the drives we’ve been experiencing over the last couple days – game drives! We’ve

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Friday, February 23, 2018 – Children learning to stand up (Eric’s Trip Blog)

A rewarding day for me to see the rehab team in action. Most of my work focuses on meetings, planning, fundraising, and overseeing projects. Seeing volunteers putting in their hearts and souls and achieving results is inspiring. Thirty-two children with disabilities came to the clinic with parents. This is a unique clinic in that parents

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Mara Project Day #1 (Eric’s Trip Blog)

Today Keith and Brian Leavitt, George Ford, Justin Khoe, and I are visiting our projects in the Mara area. At Oloigero School we inspected water shortage issues. Talek X-Ray and Ultrasound room taking shape. A classroom in Irbaan has 98 students. Sekanani ECD classrooms are looking great. Enrolment has doubled from 213 in the ECD

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