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Dentists go the Distance

Crammed into a tiny bus, huge-hearted volunteers cover many miles to reach remote communities who are without regular access to dental care. Roads narrow and switchback, huggi... Crammed into a tiny bus, huge-hearted volunteers cover many miles to reach remote communities who ar...

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Circuit to Ride!

Even hidden behind the chin protection on his motorcycle helmet, I can tell that Kelvin is smiling. His cheeks are drawn up below kind eyes, and he extends a hand in my direct... Even hidden behind the chin protection on his motorcycle helmet, I can tell that Kelvin is smiling. ...

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Miskito Indigenous Women Unite for their Rights

It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women participants of the WIMPA assembly — a gathering of the Indigenous Women’s Organ... It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women parti...

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Learning Outside the Lines

The first time I stepped out of a canoe and into a classroom in the Bosawas, Nicaragua to assist a dental brigade, I never would have imagined that a few years later, that sam... The first time I stepped out of a canoe and into a classroom in the Bosawas, Nicaragua to assist a d...

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Little Learners; Huge Hearts

By Mrs. Rogers, Bearspaw Schoool Grade 1/2 Teacher — My class of first and second graders was learning all about WATER in Science class! We explored the different properties o... By Mrs. Rogers, Bearspaw Schoool Grade 1/2 Teacher — My class of first and second graders was learni...

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From Canada this February

It feels a little strange to be writing a February message from Canadian soil this year. Our dental and optometry brigades typically occur in February (sometimes January, some... It feels a little strange to be writing a February message from Canadian soil this year. Our dental ...

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Creativity is not cancelled!

Creativity is not cancelled. And neither is your passion! And we are grateful. The past year will be remembered as one of struggle and of challenge. It is one where organizati... Creativity is not cancelled. And neither is your passion! And we are grateful. The past year will be...

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Communities Build Community

We need look no further than to you, our Change for Children community, to see how one community can lift another up. Individuals, families, businesses, and communities within... We need look no further than to you, our Change for Children community, to see how one community can...

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My Voice; Our Equal Future

Five years ago, Ligia Lopez was volunteering on climate change and risk reduction projects in rural communities in Nicaragua, while at the same time building her skills in the... Five years ago, Ligia Lopez was volunteering on climate change and risk reduction projects in rural ...

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Legacy School Construction Complete

Construction of our five classroom secondary school in the village of Tuburus on the Coco River in BOSAWAS, Nicaragua began in November. A crisp coat of paint and substantial ... Construction of our five classroom secondary school in the village of Tuburus on the Coco River in B...

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