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Store in Kenya named in honour of local humanitarians

The hard work and dedication of a Red Deer man and other central Albertans in helping to build schools and other much-needed facilities in Kenya, has resulted in a new store being named after Red Deer. Located near Lodwar in northwest Kenya, The Red Deer Shop & Grocery has its name inspired from the efforts

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ABW Receives $500,000 Birthday Gift from Central Alberta Home Builder

BY LAURA TESTER Pictured above: Gord and Kathy Bontje with their sons Steven and Adam at ABW’s “An Evening of Gratitude” (missing daughter Emily and son-in-law Ross) A Central Alberta home builder has given $500,000 to a well-known Central Alberta-based international development organization as part of his 60th birthday celebrations one year from now. Gord

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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 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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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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26th Annual Humanitarian Day – Video & Pictures

>Watch the replay   >Pictures from the event  

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Rewarding Moments

Rewarding Moments – 1 Mia McInnis is a grade 8 student from Yellowknife, NWT who was on the study tour to Kenya. She wanted to do an interview with me for a class project. I was moved by the thought provoking questions she asked. I was amazed at the background research she had done. “What

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A Better World 2015 Annual Report

2015_ABW Annual Report (PRINT)

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Lacombe the most giving community!

Many of the topics covered in The Owl focus on the job market, labour income and the economy. And while we all know Albertans work hard, they also dig deep to help those in need and to support good causes in their communities. In 2014, the median dollar value of charitable donation by tax filer in the

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The Burman University Drama Society presents: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

Performances are: Friday, January 29 at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 P Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 PM Administration Building Chapel. $8 for Students/Seniors & $12 for Adults. Tickets available at the door. A portion of the proceeds raised this weekend will be donated to the She Has A Name Project. Learn more

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Alberta toddler’s legacy lives on in Kenya

BY LAURA TESTER In a desolate and extremely poor region of Kenya, a kindergarten school will always have a special bond with a little girl from Central Alberta. Her name — Madison “Maddy” Switzer. Even as a toddler, Maddy was a joy to be around. She lit up the room with her infectious smile and

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Red Deer Advocate: Humanitarian urges engagement with refugees over isolation

“One of the messages of Christmas is: Be not afraid.” Eric Rajah is speaking to me about his personal experiences with Syrian refugees, and about how Canadians could respond as 25,000 arrive in Canada in the coming months. The first group arrived in Toronto this week. Rajah, whose family immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka

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Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. Golf raises $32,000 for ABW

Pictured Above: Cheque is presented by Sierra Partners Jerry Fuller, Conward Seymour, and Marcel Paquin Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. Golf for A Better World brought in over $32,000 for building 3 classrooms in Ndanai. 123 Golfers participated in the event. Sierra Sales Team contributed $2000 Learn more about Ndanai Primary School Learn more about Sierra Contract

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