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Monday, June 19, 2017 – New Teacher Housing in the Mara and More

This morning, our group set off at 8:00 AM to visit four projects in the Masai Mara. The first stop was Sekanani Primary School where brand new three plex teacher housing was recently completed. The staff housing was one of Gord Bontje’s 60th birthday gifts to A Better World. The complex was intended to house

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Clinics in the Mara

This morning, our group set off from Kericho at 7:30 AM and headed to our newest clinic in the Masai village of Niakarra. As we drove south, the lush countryside of eucalyptus forest and tea plantation gave way to xeric landscape. We briefly stopped in the city of Bomet to fuel up and meet with

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Janet’s Second Shop in Action

I woke up quite early this morning with the hope of observing wildlife around the Sopa Naivasha Resort. Upon opening the blinds, I was thrilled to see Masai giraffes, waterbucks, and plains zebras grazing several feet behind the lodge. It was a breathtaking – even spiritual – experience to sit on the grass and watch

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“Three Words That Can Transform Your World”

“Three Words that can Transform your World”: the commencement address at the Burman University graduation was given by Eric Rajah, cofounder of A Better World. He shared experiences of starting A Better World and how Burman Universities core values of Think, Believe and Act can transform the world. He shared examples from the graduating class

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Pr. Ron Sydenham speaks at Lacombe Rotary Club

Ron Sydenham, Chair A Better World speaks at the Lacombe Rotary Club on “ Community Compassion 12”.  A Better World’s initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 – A Better World rehab team members have departed to Kenya

A Better World dental and rehab team members have departed Calgary to Kenya. There was a 4 hour delay on their flight to Amsterdam. Hopefully their connection to Nairobi will not be missed. I am looking forward to welcoming them on Sunday night in Nairobi. 23 people will be traveling when they all get here.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 – A Better World dental team has departed to Kenya

A Better World dental and rehab team members have departed Calgary to Kenya. There was a 4 hour delay on their flight to Amsterdam. Hopefully their connection to Nairobi will not be missed. I am looking forward to welcoming them on Sunday night in Nairobi. 23 people will be traveling when they all get here.

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Calgary Heroes: City woman builds classrooms in Afghanistan

After struggling to have access to her own education, a University of Calgary student started the school-building project. Article by Jennifer Friesen for Metro Calgary. Click here to view the article on metronews.ca. JENNIFER FRIESEN / FOR METRO Azalea Lehndorff chose to leave home when she was only 14-years-old. But, this isn’t your average story

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2016 Medical Trip to Tanzania – Package #1

04.20.16 Medical and Health Service Trip Tanzania Package 1

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How Jefferson’s life has been impacted by your support

Jefferson Kiprotich, a 13-year-old student, is unable to use his hands, a current Ndanai Primary School. He wants to become lawyer when he grows up. Watch the above video to hear more of his story.

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Veterinarian Helps Students Discover their Roots and Confidence through Mamawi Atosketan Native School’s After School Program

By Lynn McDowell A two-kilometer trek across a frozen lake to go ice fishing may not be everyone’s idea of a great way to reconnect with their roots, but for some of the students in the after school program at Mamawi Atosketan Native School (MANS), near Maskwacis, it’s their top choice when school’s done for

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SAY HER NAME Benefit Concert: for victims of Human Trafficking in Thailand.

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