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Meet the Manager: Keith Leavitt, Education Program

We sat down with Keith Leavitt, our Education Program Manager, to learn a little bit more about his involvement with A Better World, his philosophy of education, and some of the most life-changing experiences he’s had during the course of his career.   How did you get involved with A Better World? Philosophically, I became involved

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The Big Ark Alphabet Book: Emily’s Handmade Fundraiser

A few days ago, we received a very special delivery all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Emily Allen, a grade 3 student from Saskatoon Christian School, sent us a copy of her handmade book, The Big Ark Alphabet Book, along with the $40 of proceeds for schools in Kenya.   Emily was inspired to write her book while

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Journeys of Inspiration Trip Package 1 – Legacy Circle Trip 2017

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Hundreds of disabled children looking for answers

“It was an overwhelming day,” said Karen Leung, our Rehab Team Leader. Hundreds of disabled children had gathered at various places hoping for answers. Our team did what they could to assist. We started the day at the Ubumwe Community Centre’s “Jessi’s Place”. Jessi from Venice Beach, California at age 80 spends 9 months here

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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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