Last Day, Great Day…

Last Day, Great Day…

When we got back to the hotel last night, we reconnected with five intrepid members of our Dental team who had spent the day on the island of La Gonave seeing and treating Haitians who live there but have no access to care.  In fact, not one of the 300,000+

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The Team In Pictures

The Team In Pictures

Today has been a welcome day off for the Speroway team as we recharge before two big clinic set-ups in the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to post pics of the team – and what a team it is.  In case you didn’t know, every member of

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Moving Day (in more ways than one)…

Moving Day (in more ways than one)…

Today was a long day, but a good day. After three days in the Pignon region of Haiti, this would be our last as we planned a morning clinic and then a trip to a Speroway-supported feeding centre on our way back to a hotel near Port-Au-Prince, our home

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Great Morning, Tough Afternoon

Great Morning, Tough Afternoon

This morning was something special here in Pignon.  We finished breakfast and walked over to the elementary school to witness their opening exercises which includes a ceremonial flag raising and a rousing rendition of the Haitian national anthem.  Just before we arrived, we took a slight detour to Kristie and

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The Eagle Has Landed… in Haiti!

The Eagle Has Landed… in Haiti!

I’m sitting at a table in our dormitory-style residence at a university smack-dab in the middle of Haiti.  How we got here was quite an adventure that began for most of us at Pearson International Airport around 4:30 this morning.  We took an early flight to Montreal where we were

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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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