Mish Adventures 2014

Mish Adventures 2014

By: Hope, Camp Staff
Last week was our first week of camp up in Mishkeegogamang and it flew by – great weather, a wonderful team, and awesome young people hanging out with us. We started the week with staff planning and included the awesome youth we had at Muskoka Woods to share

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Barnice Scholarship Award

Barnice Scholarship Award

Barnice, a bright and sparkling 15 year old, was one of our students attending school through our Wezesha Education Foundation.  In Kenya, where only primary school is free, Wezesha supports gifted Kenyan youth from disadvantaged circumstances attend secondary or post secondary school.  In a letter, she described what it takes

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Sewing Co-op

Sewing Co-op

“Women must be full partners in development, so they can lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.” – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
If you have not yet heard about the great things that are happening in the small village of Carraballo/Ascension in the Dominican Republic, we urge you to

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

The crowd applauded and the cameras clicked as the first shovelful of cement dropped into the foundation of the new medical clinic in San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador. The ceremony signified the launch of a new phase in the Speroway plan to bring medical care to the disadvantaged people of

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Meet Anthony

Meet Anthony

Wezesha Education Foundation is a locally managed not-for-profit initiative in Kenya that empowers gifted youth from disadvantaged circumstances with the opportunity to receive a quality education. Through Wezesha scholarships, bright and motivated youth are able to attend secondary or post secondary school so that they can achieve their dreams by

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Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Cambodia is in the midst of serious reform. Suspicion of election fraud is still in the headlines, accusations of large-scale human rights abuses are rampant, and sweatshop factory workers are threatening to unionize, provoking violent resistance against the organizers. Moreover, a massive economic land concession crisis has resulted in nearly

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A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

“Today,” remarks Sav Samourn, “everyone needs land.”
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance, A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as

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A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled this war-torn country. I was shocked by much of what I saw – the poverty, desperation, and corruption that plagued the country. But I was also deeply affected by the beauty that surrounded me –

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A River Changes Course

A River Changes Course

Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly 2.2 million hectares of land being reallocated from farmers and villagers to private firms. Since 2003, over 40,000 Cambodians have been affected by these large-scale land grabs. As companies push in to clear forests for

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February Updates

January seems to have flown by and we have a number of updates for you!
January Newsletter:
Your January issue of Speroway’s “Hope Delivered”, the first issue of our 2014 biannual newsletter, is here. We are so pleased to be able to report back to you about how your generous

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Moving but not leaving

“The only thing constant is change”
At Speroway, we’re constantly evaluating, growing, and thinking of new creative solutions to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of those we help in the best possible way. There’s always a lot going on around the office, and this week especially! On Friday, January

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Some Things Will Never Change

by Tim Fallis
 
Our trip to Tepecoyo earlier this week was one of the first times we’ve ever returned to the site of a previous Speroway clinic.  There’s just so much need within an hour’s drive of San Salvador that we’ve always tried to continue moving into new regions

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