El Salvador Dental / Medical Trip June 2016

El Salvador Dental / Medical Trip June 2016

It was great for our team to get back to the clinic Speroway built in El Salvador, in large part due to the generosity of the C.H. Stiller Memorial Foundation and the Pottruff Foundation.
Our dental team was led by dentist Dr. Jack Cottrell and he was joined by fellow dentists

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Donate in loving memory of Lynda Steers

Donate in loving memory of Lynda Steers

 
Lynda was a proud advocate for children and regular volunteer with Speroway’s medical and dental missions. Lynda made a difference and invested her time to reach vulnerable children and communities around the world. By choosing to celebrate her life through a memorial donation, you can enable Speroway to

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The Next Generation of African Leaders

The Next Generation of African Leaders

Globally, 62 million girls are not in school. Some have to stay home to help their families or care for younger siblings. Others don’t have the money for tuition or school uniforms. In Kenya, and around the world, Speroway provides scholarships opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown

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Day 2: Santo Tomas

Day 2: Santo Tomas

DAY 2: SANTO TOMAS
A 30 minute bus ride from San Salvador, the village of Santo Tomas was buzzing by 7:00am when the Dental team arrived for set up. As soon as we had the generators running, our dedicated team of dental professionals had their portable dental units running and drills were

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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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Mystery in Zaragoza

by Tim Fallis
We landed in Zaragoza in good time and started setting up in the town square using the municipal offices. Dental, as usual, had come much earlier so they could be up and running by the time we arrived. It was immediately clear that Medical and Pharmacy were

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Pictures Tell The Story

by Tim Fallis
Tonight, as has become tradition on our day off, I’m posting a collection of photos from the past several days here in El Salvador.  You’ll see the team and the people we’ve met – and, of course, the beautiful children.  We’ll be back tomorrow with a full

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