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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...

Blog, In The Field

Everyone smiles in the Same Language

By Clinic Day 4, we unload and unpack our equipment/supply bins with the ease of a finely tuned pit crew. We arrive to patients waiting in the shade of the few trees in the ch... By Clinic Day 4, we unload and unpack our equipment/supply bins with the ease of a finely tuned pit ...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Seeing the World just a little More clearly

We set up clinic space in health centre hallways, in classrooms, in a church, and in a lean-to shelter. Inside. Outside. We are flexible. And the patients are patient. Through... We set up clinic space in health centre hallways, in classrooms, in a church, and in a lean-to shelt...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Enabling the Everyday

It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely where previously there was none. It is not every day, but it is today. It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely whe...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Fighting for the Right

Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, Chile, we pass around mate tea, listen to stories of childhood from his gra... Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, ...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Act like a Child. And feel good about it.

I am always thrilled to be invited to talk to local students about the rights of the child and about the common needs of children around the world to help them discover the sh... I am always thrilled to be invited to talk to local students about the rights of the child and about...

Blog, In Canada

A Youth Perspective

The teenagers of the Bosawas lead a very simple lifestyle. While they do not have phones, TVs, video games, or any of the items that a North American teenager would deem valua... The teenagers of the Bosawas lead a very simple lifestyle. While they do not have phones, TVs, video...

Blog, In The Field

Awakening the Senses

And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a shallow contaminated well through her T-shirt and boiled it on her clay stove ... And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a sha...

Blog, In The Field