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Lacombe foreign aid worker Eric Rajah speaks about his experiences in conflict zones

A Better World co-founder presents his time in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Mary C. Moore Library As part of the Mary C. Moore’s Arm Chair Travel Series, A Better World co-founder and Alberta Order of Excellence recipient Eric Rajah spoke about his experience doing foreign aid work in the war-torn countries of Iraq and

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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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A Better World Celebrates Humanitarians

Pictured above: Rick Wiebe giving keynote talk. Article published in The Lacombe Globe May 31, 2018 by reporter Ashli Barrett A Better World Canada recognized its volunteers and supporters as part of their 28th annual Humanitarian Day Celebration on Saturday. About 100 people turned out to the relatively low-key affair, and while the goal was

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Red Deer’s Gord Bontje gives $500,000 to A Better World – Red Deer Express

Pictured above: SCHOOL VISITS – Gord Bontje visiting a classroom at Gilgil Primary School By CARLIE CONNOLLY, Red Deer Express   Co-owner of Laebon Homes gives the gift to celebrate 60th birthday. Local businessman Gord Bontje, founding partner of Laebon Homes, gave $500,000 to A Better World in celebration of his 60th birthday. Last October the organization

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A Red Deer school student wins a humanitarian award scholarship

By Mamta Lulla, Red Deer Advocate Pictured above: Claire Welikoklad helped students in two African countries and won a Humanitarian Service scholarship from A Better World Canada. Photo supplied. A Grade 11 Red Deer student has won A Better World’s Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship after helping students in two African countries. Claire Welikoklad, who attends École

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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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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – The group is about to board the plane to Canada via London

It is always a blessing when the entire group is safely delivered to the airport and are heading home. We experienced some incredible times and life changing moments. I was inspired and spurred on to do more by these students. They themselves are thinking what more the school can do.  One of the firsts for

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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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Lacombe Express: Lacombe Rotary Club Supports A Better World School Project

It’s a project that keeps on giving, due to the support of the community and the local Rotary club. This past Friday, the Lacombe Rotary Club continued on their support of A Better World Canada(ABW) and a school project in Kenya. Over the past two years, the club has supported the building of a school

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Red Deer Express: Local author pens book detailing operations of agency

When Cameron Kennedy travelled to Afghanistan with A Better World Canada (ABW) founder Eric Rajah in 2007, he had no idea that the many notes he took would eventually come to formulate the foundation of a book. Kennedy’s collection of notes, first-hand encounters and various interviews with organization founders and community members paints a vivid

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Lacombe Express: Blackfalds family home transformed by community

Over the past two weeks a home in Blackfalds has been a beehive of activity. Tradesmen have been entering the family home to install new plumbing and dry wall. Carpenters have been working furiously on the back deck for an expansion. Painters have carefully coated the walls with brightly-coloured paint, anticipating the look on the

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Global News: Terminally ill central Alberta girl given home makeover

WATCH ABOVE: A central Alberta girl who was diagnosed with a fatal genetic disorder is getting a bit of help from her community. As Eric Szeto reports, a massive renovation is underway to her family’s home.  EDMONTON – It’s like an episode of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’ When the McGregors return home in two weeks their

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