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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 same classroom would be solar powered and playing host to offline hotspot technology ben...

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Reducing Migration through Investment in Education

Migration from Central America to the United States is a complex issue. With root causes steeped in history, corruption of public authorities, trade agreements that favour mul... Migration from Central America to the United States is a complex issue. With root causes steeped in ...

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Priceless: The Value of Water

Water’s value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment can simply not be measured. Which makes safegu... Water’s value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrit...

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Innovation Transforms Water Management

Recently, I was fascinated to learn that Youtube’ing — an activity that many of us (admit it or not!) spend plenty of time doing — is also one of the activities that see... Recently, I was fascinated to learn that Youtube’ing — an activity that many of us (admit it o...

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Donor Spotlight at 99 Years Young

The calendar recently revealed a 99th birthday for Katherine Smith, although her giving spirit is timeless and her positive attitude, positively youthful! Katherine is more li... The calendar recently revealed a 99th birthday for Katherine Smith, although her giving spirit is ti...

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The Role of Women is Critical

The role of women is critical in shaping an equal future. #InternationalWomensDay Women bring irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies, and laws when their experienc... The role of women is critical in shaping an equal future. #InternationalWomensDay Women bring irrepl...

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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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Safeguarding Language: Preserving Cultural Diversity

It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic abominations of Miskito words in my pocket notebook. I offer up my mispronou... It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic a...

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New Initiative for a New Year

One of the initiatives that will be expanded in 2021 as a result of your support and the support of 60milliongirls is our Education Project in the Bosawas, Nicaragua. Educatio... One of the initiatives that will be expanded in 2021 as a result of your support and the support of ...

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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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Sindia Speaks from Experience

When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair to say that she herself speaks from experience. When she equips teachers w... When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair...

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