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Quality Education Through Continued Collaboration

This summer, through a partnership between the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Change For Children, a team of six Alberta teachers traveled to indigenous communities i... This summer, through a partnership between the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Change For Ch...

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Finding our 'Why' in Guatemala's Highlands

The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nurses, four fresh dental school grads, two students, a young mother, a CEO, ... The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nu...

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One plus one. The sum of our experience.

There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that we are all the sum of our own unique experiences. The good. The bad. The ch... There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that ...

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A pinch of fate. A cup of Kindness.

The sun set quickly – more quickly than expected – over the tall palm trees lining the banks of the Rio Coco, leaving the group of Canadians making our way to San Andres, Bosa... The sun set quickly – more quickly than expected – over the tall palm trees lining the banks of the ...

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In solidarity with Nicaragua

As a Civil Society Organization that played a large role supporting the Nicaraguan people in their struggle for a just government in the 80’s, we continue to support justice, ... As a Civil Society Organization that played a large role supporting the Nicaraguan people in their s...

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Small town, Big hearts

I have traveled all around this here globe. But there is a little piece of my soul in Scales Mound, Illinois, population 373. A few weeks ago, I was treated to a Skype call fr... I have traveled all around this here globe. But there is a little piece of my soul in Scales Mound, ...

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The Journey to Gender Equality

Change for Children’s International Projects Manager, Adrienne, recently ventured into the Bosawas Bosawas Reserve for the first time and was welcomed by community membe... Change for Children’s International Projects Manager, Adrienne, recently ventured into the Bos...

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More than Numbers on World Water Day

700 million people suffer from water scarcity. 2 billion people drink unsafe water every day. 443 million school days are lost annually due to water-related illnesses. 700 million people suffer from water scarcity. 2 billion people drink unsafe water every day. 443 mi...

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Be humble. Be teachable. Always keep learning.

We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their hearts to, and trust in, the kindness of strangers; from those whose gratitu... We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their h...

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Common Threads

It is in visiting Change for Children projects, in meeting those impacted by this organization, in witnessing the change and the difference that can be made to real lives, rea... It is in visiting Change for Children projects, in meeting those impacted by this organization, in w...

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