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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...

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'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

School inauguration day in Siminka!

The school in Siminka on the banks of the Coco River in Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve is nearing completion on the day we journey here. We make our way up the ri... The school in Siminka on the banks of the Coco River in Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve ...

In The Field

Backhoes and Buttonholes

Backhoes and Buttonholes Teresa Chavaria can talk integlligently on both of these topics. I like her already. As a member of the Water Committee in El Hatillo, she knows more ... Backhoes and Buttonholes Teresa Chavaria can talk integlligently on both of these topics. I like her...

In The Field

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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A labour of love; A means to move forward

The Casa Grande (Big House) of the Strathcona Lodge is a bustle of activity as dental brigade volunteers prepare for a clinic day in the 84-family remote Kichwa community of E... The Casa Grande (Big House) of the Strathcona Lodge is a bustle of activity as dental brigade volunt...

In The Field

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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