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Top 30 Under 30: Azalea Lehndorff Recognized by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

ABW 100 Classrooms Project Manager Azalea Lehndorff has been recognized as one of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30. Azalea has been working to provide equal opportunities for girls to receive education in Afghanistan since 2010. This year, the 100 Classrooms Project goal will be met with the completion of two

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2017 Annual Report

Thank you for your support in 2017—check out our Annual Report below! 2017 Annual Report

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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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Albertans choose to leave a legacy in East Africa 

By LAURA TESTER There’s something special about leaving a legacy and celebrating a birthday too in East Africa. Last October, A Better World Canada hosted a special Legacy Circle trip to Kenya and Rwanda in honour of its most dedicated philanthropists. Together, these passionate individuals and groups have invested more than $12 million in making

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Finding Furaha – Dedicated to all those who make this world a better place

One of the themes of Christmas is Joy. In this part of the world where I am over Christmas, being joyful is not something that comes to my mind especially in the hospital where a small group of us are working to improve the outcome of our surgery program. As I travel on this bumpy,

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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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Tomorrow’s EDGE presents young humanitarian scholarship 

  Today we were very excited to visit École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Alberta, to present young humanitarian Claire Welikoklad with the Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship. This scholarship, presented through A Better World’s youth division Tomorrow’s EDGE, is in recognition of dedication to humanitarianism through international service. Claire recently returned from

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Tribute to Dr. Ken Hill

Dr. Ken Hill, the man who inspired Eric and who launched the first ABW project in Kenya, passed away yesterday in Salmon Arm, BC. He began our first disabled children’s surgery and rehabilitation program in Kendu Bay. It was during Eric’s first visit to see his work that Dr. Hill taught him that money alone

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Reflections on an Inspiring Trip to East Africa

Pictured above: Brian Corkum of Calgary gets up close with a giraffe named Stacy at the Giraffe Center outside Nairobi, Kenya.   By LAURA TESTER It was a trip filled with the beauties of Africa and so many ways to help the less fortunate. For a group who traveled with A Better World Canada in September,

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Legacy Circle Opens 9 New Projects in Kenya and Tanzania

Within the last two months, a total of nine new projects have been opened by Legacy Circle Members in Kenya and Tanzania. Several more are very near completion, as well! We opened these projects on two trips (click here to read trip blogs from September; here for October). A collection of photos from the two trips,

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2017 Christmas Gifts to Improve Lives

  Christmas Gifts to Improve Lives This Christmas, join us as we improve lives around the globe through small gifts. Click here to view the full catalogue.   A NEW GIFT THIS YEAR: The Shoe That Grows With shoes, kids are more healthy, attend school more often, and are more confident. The Shoe That Grows

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ABW Newsletter 2017

Check out what we’ve been up to this year!  

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A Better World Canada
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