Stories

Water is Life. Wash your hands.

Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing your hands isn’t as easy as turning on the faucet and lathering up, or as sim... Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing yo...

In The Field

Knowledge is Power in Isolated Communities

This principle is at the heart of our Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawas project, funded by the Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), wher... This principle is at the heart of our Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawa...

In The Field

The Same. But Different.

The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil. The tan lines on my feet, I discover, weren’t tan lines at all, as the las... The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil....

Blog, Travel Stories

Profé Martinez Joins the Movement

Derling Frederick Martinez teaches five core subjects: Language, Math, Science, Civics, and Social Studies, but she also aims to teach her students life skills. After all, she... Derling Frederick Martinez teaches five core subjects: Language, Math, Science, Civics, and Social S...

In The Field

Make a list. Check it twice. Leave No One Behind.

Visiting all corners of the world in a single night (in a flying sleigh, no less) is indeed impressive. And it takes a little magic. Working in partnership with communities in... Visiting all corners of the world in a single night (in a flying sleigh, no less) is indeed impressi...

In The Field

Community for the Holidays

Back in 2017, in Las Liras, Nicaragua, we follow young Yubelkis down to the river. She points out the small hole that has been dug on its bank. She reaches in and pulls out so... Back in 2017, in Las Liras, Nicaragua, we follow young Yubelkis down to the river. She points out th...

Blog

Hope for the Holidays

There is something about the anticipation of the Holidays. The knowing that there is something pretty great in store. The looking forward. The eagerness. The planning and the ... There is something about the anticipation of the Holidays. The knowing that there is something prett...

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Unscripted and Unstoppable

“More girls today are attending and completing school, fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children, and more are gaining the skills they need to e... “More girls today are attending and completing school, fewer are getting married or becoming m...

In The Field

See the Hope. More than just a Glimmer.

The Sustainable Development Goals may be the why behind our projects, but YOU — YOU are the how. Thank you for filling the room and our hearts and the world with your amazing ... The Sustainable Development Goals may be the why behind our projects, but YOU — YOU are the how. Tha...

In Canada

'Online' off the beaten path

Though I walk into the Taltimiche school classroom brandishing my own zoom lens and manual camera in addition to the smartphone in my pocket, it is I who ends up being the one... Though I walk into the Taltimiche school classroom brandishing my own zoom lens and manual camera in...

In The Field