Documentary Now Available to view Online!


Recently a documentary was done about the work that Kids Hope Ethiopia and Canadian Humanitarian are doing in Africa. Originally released on Canadian Television, this documentary is now available to view online.

We hope you enjoy this documentary as much as we did!

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Canadian Humanitarian from Rick Castiglione on Vimeo.

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If you have any questions about the work we do, please contact Lyndon (Executive Director), or Rachel (Sponsorship Coordinator).

June Newsletter


Dan Alger and Lyndon Grunewald (Executive Director of Canadian Humanitarian and Kids Hope Ethiopia) visited the Foresight Fathers and Students in Kersa and Turge in February.   Check out a few of their favourite pictures from the trip!

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With Kids Hope Ethiopia expanding and opening new programs, we are excited to announce that our expeditions are changing!
Expedition volunteers can now travel to one, two or all three of the countries we work in: Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi.  For more information, or to start an application, contact Deb.

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Another exciting announcement is that this fall, a new education support center will be opening in Lira, Uganda.
Help us fill up the center! We need books, school supplies, tuition, uniformssponsorships, and food.

Donate today to stock the new education support center and give children the tools they need to reach their potential!

Highlights From This Quarter

We are having an amazing year so far with two expeditions to Ethiopia, and summertime on its way.  Check out our favourite blog posts from the past couple months:

Guest Blog Post by Shelley Van B (expedition volunteer) 
Global Youth Citizen Award 
22 Children in 22 Days 
Making a Difference 
Scholarship Update: Eyerusalem 

Come find us on facebook, twitter, and linkedin.

A visit to Kersa

In February, Dan and Lyndon went with an group of volunteers on an expedition to Ethiopia, and as part of the trip were able to spend a few days in Kersa area with the Foresight Fathers, the Students, and their families.

It was a busy few days!  Volunteers did repairs to the building, cleared part of the yard, and did medicals on enrolled Students, Foresight Fathers, Provident Mothers, and their families.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the visit to Kersa!

Drip Irrigation Team

To help family gardens and the market garden in Gindo, this group brought materials to construct this simple irrigation system. During the dry season, rivers and creeks dry up.  Wells become the source of water for gardens and fields meaning children and women haul water for this as well as their personal needs.
Drip irrigation slowly waters individual plants all day long from a water source. Gravity feeds the water through the hoses to individual plants. The barrel holding the water needs only be filled once a day, and then waters each plant during the day.
  The farmers, gardeners, and families who received these systems were thrilled with the prospect of reduced time, effort and water needed to help their gardens produce!

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The Medical Team

October’s group had 5 doctors, 2 nurses, and 1 pharmacist in our midst. We completed medicals on the children at Gindo, on children of the Kirkos center, on children at the Kality Center, and on some of the children who needed follow up at the Guelele center.

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We again went to the Kersa area, to do intake medicals on the youth and children in this new program, as well as medicals for the Foresight Fathers and their families.

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Over all we managed to complete 386 medical examinations, many of which required prescribed medicines!  Sometimes our surroundings were quite simple or primitive, but the care received was very appreciated!

Traditional Cooking

While the team was building and installing the bio-sand filtration systems, the foresight father’s wives set up fires, and cooked fresh picked potatoes- to boil and serve as a treat for everyone. They used both a modern and traditional pots to cook these in!

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With some spices and salt, these were wonderful to taste!

Installing the Bio Sand Filtration Systems

The Men and their wives were pretty excited to see the Bio Sand Filtration Units come together. I think they finally started to understand how the filter would purify their water as it ran through these buckets.

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Today two of these units were installed to two homes. This first home was a 22 year old man, one of the Foresight Fathers, who has 5 children and two wives (yes polygamy is still practiced in this part of Ethiopia)

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This home was on a quiet street in the village with lots of trees, their own backyard garden, stock holding pen and everything!

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A Special Treat

This specially decorated pot held on top (the caramel looking mound) a special treat for us! It is a local specialty made from butter and barley flour. This has the texture of fudge, but tasted like having a spoon full of peanut butter (but no peanuts!)
What a great celebration!

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A Warm Welcome

We all gathered at one of the father’s homes close by for their welcoming ceremony to us. We will be working with them for the next 3 days.

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This woman welcomed us to her home and fed us hot boiled potatoes with spices (peeled boiled potatoes prepared like this taste like candy – delicious!)

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Visiting the Foresight Fathers Compound

We visited the Foresight Fathers compound in Kersa; to say hello to the program managers, and to see their new education center.

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Adults were receiving a training session under the warka tree.

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The youth group was busy making seedling plantings of coffee bushes… they hope to raise a crop of coffee this year and earn about $40,000 Birr profit in 2014 from their efforts.

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