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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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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Traveling to Tanzania

Today, our group flew out of the Masai Mara. Taxiing off of a dirt airstrip in a 12 seater was a first for me. After connecting in Nairobi, we landed in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Tomorrow, we will travel to Mumbo and begin project visits there.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – Experiencing the Mara

Today we finished all our monitoring work in Kenya so I had the chance to go on a game drive with Lawrence and Rama. It was spectacular! Here are a few pictures: After the Safari, I visited a Masai village where David kindly agreed to give me a tour. It was a very enjoyable and

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Friday, June 16, 2017 Blog 1: Naivasha – Gilgil

My name is Maison Leitch, and I will be updating a daily blog for the June 2017 Kenya-Tanzania monitoring trip. This is my first direct involvement with A Better World Canada. It is also my first time in East Africa, or to set foot on the African continent! Recently, after my September plans failed to

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2017 Priority Projects: Investing in clean water and toilets

By LAURA TESTER For nearly everyone living in the Western world, clean water and toilets are necessities. In rural East Africa, they’re luxuries. A Better World Canada is making steps to change that scenario in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Identified as a priority project for 2017, it aims to add at least 100 new toilets,

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A Better Future for Orphans in Rapogi

By Keith Clouten Project Manager, Rapogi Primary School When UNICEF published last year’s orphan statistics, our shrinking attention span was more likely to bring a tired yawn than concerted action. Cold, hard facts like 56 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa (more than 1.5 times Canada’s population) or 3 million in Kenya (that’s half of Toronto)

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Sunshine Hills doubles their fundraising goal of $10,000 to help children in Rwanda

By Vesna Mirkovich Driving by Sunshine Hills Elementary, you would think the school, nestled in a pleasant neighbourhood of suburban Delta, B.C., is like all the other good neighbourhood public schools. Nothing on the outside would set it apart from the rest. But inside its walls you will find driven and compassionate administrators, teachers, and

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Budding philanthropist raises money through her first children’s book

BY LAURA TESTER Pictured above: Emily Allen reads her alphabet book to Mrs. Hind’s kindergarten class at Saskatoon Christian School in April. Emily Allen already has a children’s book out and she’s just nine herself. This budding philanthropist from Saskatoon is raising money for A Better World Canada through the sales of her first book,

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Gold for Gideon: A Ndanai Success Story

When Gideon was 11 years old, he lost both his legs in a train accident. Since then, Gideon has overcome many obstacles, living an incredible life despite the difficulties. A student and resident of Ndanai Primary School, Gideon has grown into an incredibly talented and athletic young man. When our Rehab and Physio team was

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Stepping into the classroom with ABW’s Education Program Manager

Pictured above: Keith Leavitt of Lacombe enjoys volunteering with A Better World Canada because he can help children, the future of Kenya. He met this boy attending class at Simotwet Primary School in October 2016. BY LAURA TESTER With nearly 40 years of teaching experience behind him, Keith Leavitt is excited about the latest project he’s

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Sunshine Hills Elementary School heading into another year of fundraising

At the end of this year, Sunshine Hills Elementary School will have donated a total of $170,000 to projects around the world through A Better World. Today, Eric Rajah made his 9th trip to speak at the school in Delta, BC. He is always thrilled to speak with this amazing group of leaders. This year,

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