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Central Albertans continue to build new classrooms through A Better World Canada

By Kirsten Dennis from rdnewsNOW   Pictured Above: The students have been coming to Project J Secondary School every day. They told the engineer that the work is going too slowly—they want to be able to take their final exams in the new school! They asked that the construction company hire more workers.   An eighth school

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2017 Priority Project – August Update

Thank you for supporting our 2017 Priority Project!

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Ardent supporters see exciting changes ahead for A Better World

By LAURA TESTER One man worked for the world’s largest aerospace company, the other within Alberta’s energy sector for 25 years. Both desire to see A Better World Canada grow its support and influence across the nation. Ray Loxdale of Halifax and Stu MacPhail of Red Deer are longtime volunteers who are part of a

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Goodbye to a good friend

We were very saddened to receive the news that Charles Muraguri, a long-time friend of A Better World, passed away due to a heart attack on Sunday, August 6. Charles recently retired as a Project Manager from Male, Kenya. Charles’s involvement with ABW is extensive—he was a driver and guide for over 2,000 volunteer travelers.

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2017 Kenya Medical Trip Package 1

07.07.17 Medical and Health Service Trip Kenya Package 1

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Alberta-made dresses sewn with love and care for Kenya

By LAURA TESTER Anya Delafield is sowing into the lives of Kenyan girls — one stitch at a time. The nine-year-old Lacombe area resident is using her passion for sewing to create dresses for girls who otherwise wouldn’t have a second dress. She’s made four dresses for children at A Better World Canada-sponsored Gilgil Primary

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Textbook Project Update: Standard 8 Students Receive New Bibles

Did you know that Bible Class is mandatory in public Kenyan schools? Religion is one of the required KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) Exams that every student must pass in order to graduate from Standard (Grade) 8. This month, we provided new Bibles, the class’s required textbook, to every Standard 8 student in four

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Lacombe Composite Interact Club Donates $260 to ABW’s 2017 Priority Project

The Lacombe Composite High School is no stranger to supporting A Better World projects—this year, the Interact Club continues a long-standing tradition of giving back through a donation towards new toilets in Kenya.     The Club, running since 2011, was drawn to the idea of supporting the sanitation priority project this year. “Although the

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Leaving Tanzania

We left early this morning from Korugwe towards the airport about 5 hours away with two stops to visit possible projects. The first was at the Semkiwa Secondary School where the parents believe in education for girls and have volunteered and contributed to building this dorm to this point. The local MP to the right

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Jitengeni Grand Opening and More

Today was our last full day of work in Tanzania, and tomorrow we will begin the journey home. Our main appointment of the day was to be present for the grand opening of new infrastructure at the Jitengeni Primary School. Before heading to Jitengeni, we stopped by Umoja Primary. Umoja is a potential future project

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Friday, June 23, 2017 – Incredible progress and networking in Tanzania

We started our day by paying a visit to the office of Robert Gabriel, the District Commissioner of Korogwe and Tanga. (The DC is the most powerful non-elected regional official.) We were very pleased to meet Mr. Gabriel, since most of ABW’s projects in the Mombo area fall within his territory of control. Robert Gabriel

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Visiting Aga Khan University

We started our first full day in Tanzania by visiting the future site of the Aga Khan University in Arusha. We were here to meet some Canadians involved in the university’s construction who are connected with friends of ABW in Edmonton. The Aga Khan University and Aga Khan Foundation are partnered in community outreach services

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