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Nabrabogo News Update

January 10th a work team from Canada arrived to start work on the clinic in Nabrabogo. The old roof was removed, old moldy ceilings were torn down and the walls were given a good scrub. New roof, new ceilings and a fresh coat of coat applied inside and out made the clinic look like a brand new [...]

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CFPC Vocational Training Centre Presentation & Luncheon

You’re Invited! We’re excited to announce that Roger and Chris Bast, our CFPC Vocational Training Centre program leaders, will be visiting Canada this spring. We will be hosting a luncheon for them on May 27 in at Golf’s Steakhouse in Kitchener. In addition to a delicious meal, attendees will be able to hear the Basts [...]

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Canadian Ambassador Visits CFPC

On Tuesday January 14, 2014 Mr. Ivan Roberts, Canadian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, visited CFPC Vocational Training Centre in Nabrabogo.  He had been invited by Roger Bast to see the work being done at a nearby maternity clinic and to learn more about CFPC.  A Careforce team of 15 volunteers were present for the visit, as they have been working alongside [...]

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Typhoon Relief: Government extends deadline for matching gifts… you still have time to give!

November 27, 2013, OTTAWA – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, concluded a trip to the Philippines where he witnessed the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan first-hand. “From the onset of this tragedy, Canada has played a leadership role in providing humanitarian assistance where it is needed most,” [...]

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Philippine Emergency Update #3

Mary Friesen “As a proud Filipina, who’s family and heritage comes from Leyte (even though I was born in Manila), I couldn’t keep sitting in the comfort of my Kitchener home in Canada and not do anything about it …” On Wednesday Nov 27 Mary Friesen leaves for the Philippines, to help with ECare’s typhoon [...]

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Government will match dollar for dollar all gifts towards the Philippines Disaster Response

  iTeams Canada, in partnership with ECare our Filipino partner organization, is responding to the physical and emotional needs of affected Filipino people right now. We have the much needed skills, competences, abilities and relationships to make an immediate impact. iTeams Canada/ECare have years of experience in helping local Filipino communities cope with previous weather [...]

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Nabrabogo Village Dispensary Roof

Medical facilities in Burkina Faso do not compare to those available to us here in Canada.  The dispensary building in the village of Nabrabogo, where the CFPC compound is located, was constructed a few years ago by local contractors but is already in need of a major renovation to the roof structure. This is mainly [...]

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Nabrabogo Newsletter – Fall 2013

As I start to write this letter and look back over the past 3 months it has been a time of contrasts, joys and frustrations. Let me share the joys first and they have been many. Our biggest joy was to see our first class graduate on September 6. The weather was not what we [...]

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