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
Education is key to helping a child break free from poverty. Yet essentials such as school supplies and backpacks can be hard for countless Canadian children whose families struggle to pay rent and buy food.
Across the country, parents are gearing up for the back-to-school season. For many, this is
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
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
Our final clinic day took us to the largest slum area in the country. The 1st of December is a community we have visited before. This is visit number 5 to be exact and this place and it’s people hold a special place in the hearts of many of our
If yesterday’s ceremonial dedication of our brand new permanent clinic at San José Villanueva was the dress rehearsal, today was opening night! We inaugurated the new clinic with over 1,000 patients as we set up shop in and around this beautiful new building. As we got off the bus at
Today will be remembered as a monumental turning point for Speroway and the people of San José Villanueva. And it’s not because we saw and treated 1,000 patients – we didn’t. And it’s not because we performed 250 challenging dental procedures – we didn’t. And it’s certainly not
Our third clinic day saw us revisiting familiar territory in the community of Tepecoyo. Previous team visits provided a familiarity with the school we were working in. Veteran team members suggested what rooms were suited best for each department and we were setup and ready to start in
Our third day in El Salvador and second clinic day started off with a one hour drive to San Pablo Tacachico. The mornings have become routine already with breakfast, pack up our supplies, load up the buses and drive. Our arrival was met with a smaller crowd than we had
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
After arriving after dark last night and a having brief time of introduction to the rest of the team before bed, today was all about getting ready for the week. Lots of preparation required to help these days go off as smoothly and efficiently as possible. A handful of the
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