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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Ndanai Centre for Children with Disabilities gets 3 new classrooms

Another emotional day as we opened 3 more classrooms and visited the children in the small home with disabilities. We cooked and served a meal for the children. Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. funded these 3 classrooms from their annual golf tournament last year. One of the partners Marcel Paquin and Paulette Richter were on hand

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Tulwap School Opening

Another great day of celebration as we opened 3 more classrooms at Tulwap Primary School. This was made possible by Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. of Edmonton. Each year, the company organizes a golf tournament. The proceeds from the tournament helped fund the 3 classrooms. One of the owners, Marcel Paquin and Paulette Richter, were on

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Monday, October 16, 2017 – Gilgil School Opening

Today was a great day as we opened one of the schools that Gord Bontje gave as his birthday gift for the children of Kenya. A total of 11 classrooms and 4 staff offices. Gord in an old classroom that we hope to renovate next year. Candi planting trees to celebrate the opening. The new

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Legacy Circle Trip starts today

Last night, everyone arrived safely with all luggage–none went missing. This morning, we began with a visit to the elephant orphanage. Stopped for lunch at the Rift Valley viewpoint for lunch. Then for a boat ride to see closeup views of hippos. Thanks to Dale for his camera and skills to provide these pictures. We

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A Better World Canada helps open new doors for Sylvan Lake food bank

(Above) Jennifer Stopsen, Sandi Huss, Dale Mannix, Olga Horaska and Shirley Mannix are busy stocking the shelves inside the room that A Better World Canada renovated. Photo by Laura Tester. By LAURA TESTER Down the stairs of an old church basement, people came with their food deliveries. Deliverers cartloads of groceries up and down the

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Sewing seniors give a touch of Canadian warmth to East African newborns

By LAURA TESTER There are several seniors from Kelowna, B.C. who know a thing or two about toques. In fact, a group of these women from Kelowna’s Seventh-day Adventist Church have made scads of them for A Better World Canada. Since 2008, they’ve been involved with a “toque project” for newborns in Kenya, Rwanda, and

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She Has a Name: Screening + Talkback

This isn’t just a film – it’s a movement to end human sex trafficking. We have partnered with the She Has A Name film to spread awareness about the dark world of human sex trafficking. Learn more about the film, the movement, and what YOU can do to help fund freedom by clicking here. See

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Monday, September 18, 2017 – Opening of Jitengeni School

Today was a great day as we celebrated the opening of Jitengeni Primary School. The head teacher Madam Jane died of a heart attack during the construction. The school was dedicated in her honour and to celebrate Canada 150 acts of compassion. 10 Canadians were on hand for the opening and four from the USA.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 – Arriving in Mombo for project visits

Before we left Arusha to a remote town called Korogwe I saw Dr. Larry Herr enjoying tea with a book. He was fascinated by the trees around our lodge. While my team drove the 6 hours to get to Korogwe, I was fortunate to fly here in 50 minutes with Cathy Roozen and her team.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Leaving Kenya and heading for Tanzania

Today we said goodbye to Brian and the rest of us left for Tanzania. We enjoyed our stay at the Lion Hill in Lake Nakuru. We boarded the 11-seat Caravan to Tanzania. All of our luggage would not fit in so we had to get a driver to get it to our hotel in Tanzania

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Friday, September 15, 2017 – Tulwap Visit and Arriving in Nakuru

Today we left Kericho and arrived at the Tulwap School to see the progress. We were greeted with dancing and singing. We were all given ABW T-shirts. Inspecting construction. Shelter from the rains at Lake Nakuru. Here is our awesome group minus Julie who is taking the picture. Tomorrow we leave for Tanzania and Brian

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Visiting Ndanai

A rewarding day at Ndanai. Seeing the progress of the children, cleanliness of the premises, and engagement of the community was all a rewarding experience today. Denise and Larry Herr interacting in a classroom. Volunteers cooked and served a meal for the children with disabilities. Our evening meeting involved inspirational talks for Dr. Victor Oteki,

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