Thank you for your generosity. Because you care, we have invested over 28 million dollars in improving lives in 14 countries since 1990.
Below are some of our featured projects that have been completed over the last several years.
ABW discovered this school in 2008, cramped in a dingy rental facility and borrowed space from a church. We supplied desks, books and a teacher subsidy, but could not invest in structures until 2011, when the parents bought a small building a few blocks away. A Czech agency began renovating the new building and building an addition, but work stalled. ABW completed the work, which includes four classrooms, a staff room, kitchen, four toilets and two washrooms. In 2013, we added a second storey to the building, providing five more classrooms, five toilets, and one office.
Following the Civil War between the North and the South, many IDP camps were set up to house the internally displaced people (IDPs). The war ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace agreement, but over 60% will never return as this has become their homes. Most are uneducated and lack the skills to find employment. The next generation needs to be educated to recover from this situation. ABW refurbished the girls’ school that was damaged by heavy rains and constructed a new building for wider use and education.
This orphanage was in dire need of help. The orphanage lacked a clean water supply, the latrine consisted of a pile of rocks over a pit, adn the building needed repairs. ABW provided a clean water source, new toilets, and refurbishment of the main building.
The Dominase Hospital was established in 1990 to care for the health needs of several rural communities of about 30,000 people. It is situated in the Amansie East District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. In 2009, when Noble Donkor visited the hospital to take inventory of the donated medical supplies, a seven-year-old accident victim died in his presence because there was no power for the doctors to operate on him, and there was no ambulance to transport him to the city hospital. Today, ABW has purchased a generator that will supply power 24/7 and an ambulance that will transport those in need of care.
The Directorate of Education of Jawzjan Province, in early 2010, approached ADRA Afghanistan, A Better World’s implementing partner, by submitting a list of needs that detailed the constraints and inadequacies faced by various educational institutions in Shebergan. In following up with the needs assessment, A Better World identified Arab Khana High School as one that fit the criteria of providing equal educational opportunities for both boys and girls. Arab Khana caters to 1,500 girls and 1,603 boys, and has 81 teachers. Since then, we have built a 12-classroom school building, installed a new library and lab, and renovated 13 classrooms.
In the developing world, feeding programs for orphans have been an increasingly growing area of focus as they are not only necessary to provide a basic necessity of life, but also to improve the child’s ability to learn. A Better World has provided support to the construction of the feeding facility while local community donors and government agencies will provide the foodstuffs necessary to operate the program.
Providence SDA High School is a new educational facility built in the village of San Antonio which is located just 21 miles west of Punta Gorda in the tropical jungle region of southern Belize. This is the poorest and most economically deprived part of the country. The high school was developed particularly to provide education for the Mayan people of the area. ABW provided furniture, lab counters, and equipment for the newly built science lab.
The Bolivia Industrial School is a volunteer-staffed, faith-based venture affiliated with the non-profit organization Gospel Ministries International. Students are not charged tuition and only pay a registration fee that is the equivalent of about $17. ABW completed the Boys’ Dormitory and built staff housing, and purchased garden tools, textbooks, and food.
CARIZALITO is a very excited community outside Copan Ruinas in Honduras. ABW provided funding for materials that allowed the village to build a new school. At that time, 30 of the local children attended school in an extra room of a local home. It was crowded and dingy. Because of the lack of space, 15 students had to walk to another community in order to attend school.
Founded in 2012 by a group of local residents, Casita Copán is a community center for at-risk children and single working mothers in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. The main expenses of the program were salaries for the literacy teacher, a caregiver to watch the children in the evenings, school supplies, and a small meal for the families.
CERENID is a home for boys who have come off the streets of Santa Cruz and are looking for a way to improve their lives. ABW renovated the cafeteria and dorm, raised funding to pay for house parents, and cooks, and helped to implement a sustainable fruit production with a hired agriculturalist.
Grace Lalrinhlui, Principal of the Champhai Computer Institute of Technology, requested A Better World Canada to subsidize the tuition for low income residents of the Champia area which has many Burmese refugees trying to improve their lives. Computer training is one way for them to advance since computer skills are highly sought after by employers. The school currently offers a six month course on MS Office Software. The curriculum is very practical.