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Red Deer grade 3 students continue global citizenship by selling cupcakes for projects overseas

Pictured above: MMES student Justin Gilbertson presenting the proceeds of the grade 3 fundraiser to ABW Communications Specialist Jacqui McCarty on June 20, 2018.   “I love social studies. Looking at maps and seeing how other places can be different is really cool. We are a lot the same too.” – Dalton, MMES Student, 2017

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Retiring teacher puts the ‘We’ in North Delta school team that has raised $200K in nine years

Pictured above: Longtime teacher Joan Stephens in front of the mural dedicated to her in the gym at Sunshine Hills Elementary in North Delta. (Photo: Tom Zillich) By TOM ZILLICH, Surrey Now-Leader After 30 years of work, Joan Stephens says goodbye to Sunshine Hills Elementary – well, not quite.   After 30 years of teaching at

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New physiotherapy centre serving children with disabilities in Rwanda

Pictured above: The new physiotherapy centre opened last April and is expected to help many children receive physical therapy on a regular basis. By LAURA TESTER Inside a building in rural Rwanda, there are new exercise balls and wooden staircases for youngsters to use. Here at the Ubumwe Community Center, children with physical disabilities will

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Health Program Feature: Healthcare Service Assessment in Tanzania

Pictured above: The ABW team conducted assessments of health care facilities that ABW is involved with on the northeastern part of Tanzania. By LAURA TESTER Sometimes a hospital has the most interesting requests, especially in the developing world. A volunteer team with A Better World Canada discovered this while visiting Mombo Health Centre this February

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November 2018 Trip – Package 1

CLICK HERE – > Journeys of Inspiration Trip Package 1 – November Trip 2018

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Join us for ABW’s 28th Annual Humanitarian Day!

The 28th Annual Humanitarian Day Celebration will be hosted at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Saturday, May 26th with a program from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Refreshments and food to follow. Lacombe Memorial Centre 5214 50 Ave. Lacombe, AB T4L 0B6 Celebrate     •     Appreciate     •     Imagine We invite you to join us for A

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An elementary school with a big heart and lots of hope

Pictured above: Eric Rajah, Executive Director, talking to the grade 4 students about how their fundraising will help fellow students on the other side of the globe.  BY MITCHELL DANSER Grade 4 students at École Lacombe Upper Elementary (ÉLUES) will be partnering with A Better World for their 12 annual collaborative, the Hope Project. Funds

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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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