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Central Albertans continue to build new classrooms through A Better World Canada

By Kirsten Dennis from rdnewsNOW   Pictured Above: The students have been coming to Project J Secondary School every day. They told the engineer that the work is going too slowly—they want to be able to take their final exams in the new school! They asked that the construction company hire more workers.   An eighth school

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2017 Priority Project – August Update

Thank you for supporting our 2017 Priority Project!

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Ardent supporters see exciting changes ahead for A Better World

By LAURA TESTER One man worked for the world’s largest aerospace company, the other within Alberta’s energy sector for 25 years. Both desire to see A Better World Canada grow its support and influence across the nation. Ray Loxdale of Halifax and Stu MacPhail of Red Deer are longtime volunteers who are part of a

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Goodbye to a good friend

We were very saddened to receive the news that Charles Muraguri, a long-time friend of A Better World, passed away due to a heart attack on Sunday, August 6. Charles recently retired as a Project Manager from Male, Kenya. Charles’s involvement with ABW is extensive—he was a driver and guide for over 2,000 volunteer travelers.

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Alberta-made dresses sewn with love and care for Kenya

By LAURA TESTER Anya Delafield is sowing into the lives of Kenyan girls — one stitch at a time. The nine-year-old Lacombe area resident is using her passion for sewing to create dresses for girls who otherwise wouldn’t have a second dress. She’s made four dresses for children at A Better World Canada-sponsored Gilgil Primary

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Textbook Project Update: Standard 8 Students Receive New Bibles

Did you know that Bible Class is mandatory in public Kenyan schools? Religion is one of the required KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) Exams that every student must pass in order to graduate from Standard (Grade) 8. This month, we provided new Bibles, the class’s required textbook, to every Standard 8 student in four

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Lacombe Composite Interact Club Donates $260 to ABW’s 2017 Priority Project

The Lacombe Composite High School is no stranger to supporting A Better World projects—this year, the Interact Club continues a long-standing tradition of giving back through a donation towards new toilets in Kenya.     The Club, running since 2011, was drawn to the idea of supporting the sanitation priority project this year. “Although the

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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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“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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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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Media Contacts

Members of the media are encouraged to contact us with inquiries about A Better World, our projects, our people, or any related subjects:

Carl Hahn
Director, Marketing & Communication
A Better World Canada
Office: 403.782.0325