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Wishing Well: a $10k single gift to clean water

August 30, 2019

Good Neighbors ambassador Soriel entertained over 400 people in his concerts in Canada. The singer performed in six venues from the 18th of August until the 25th.

Earlier this year during another Soriel concert, we had a very moving surprise: a single donation of $10,000 to our Wishing Well Project. The initiative, under the Good Water project umbrella, provides clean water in Zambia, where numerous communities suffer from remote water sources that are contaminated.

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I am NOT a bride

August 26, 2019

Women’s Equality Day in the United States marks the anniversary of a special day: when women stopped being denied the right to vote.

Before women fought for that, they had to escape coverture: by marriage, the husband and wife were one person in law. That meant women couldn’t sign legal documents, own property, obtain an education against her husband’s wishes or even keep a salary for herself.

Coverture has been abolished but gender inequality is still entrenched in several aspects: pay gaps, sexism in the workplace, gender roles in parenting and household work.

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Massive fire in Bangladesh destroys thousands of homes

August 20, 2019

On August 16th, a fire broke out in the Chalantika slum of Mirpur-7, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, about 3 km away from the Mirpur School, which is the focus of our Save a School campaign. Although there were no deaths reported, at least 10,000 people are now homeless.

The authorities are trying to find permanent accommodation for the residents, who are receiving food and water in temporary shelters. Fires are frequent in the area, mainly because of unsafe materials and poor safety measures. At least 100 people have been killed this year in fires across Dhaka.

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Music for Mirpur: Over $10,5k raised in one night

August 16, 2019

Our Music for Mirpur benefit concert brought Good Neighbors Canada one step closer to achieving our goal to rebuild a school in Bangladesh. During the event that happened on August 8th, at the Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London, our caring guests helped raise $10,507.37 for the Save a School campaign!

This raises the bar to $15,932.37 donated to the Save a School campaign!

What exactly does that mean?

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World Refugee Day 2019: Good Neighbors Canada creates opportunities to those facing forced displacement

June 20, 2019

From the 14th until the 17th of May, kids in our community could visit the Children’s Water Festival at Fanshawe Conservation Area. It is a fun and educational event for students in grades 2 through 5 to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives.

Good Neighbors Canada was at the event to see how youth is learning about water and the environment. There are many activities focused on showing children how water is filtered, how floods can be prevented and how some people struggle to have access to water.

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The importance of water: visiting the London-Middlesex Children’s Water Festival

May 22, 2019

From the 14th until the 17th of May, kids in our community could visit the Children’s Water Festival at Fanshawe Conservation Area. It is a fun and educational event for students in grades 2 through 5 to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives.

Good Neighbors Canada was at the event to see how youth is learning about water and the environment. There are many activities focused on showing children how water is filtered, how floods can be prevented and how some people struggle to have access to water.

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Tween Council gets a first look at our Hope Letter campaign

May 17, 2019

Last Wednesday we met with the Tween Council at the London Children’s Museum to tell them about our Hope Letter campaign and the 2019 release, featuring Mina Akter (9), from Bangladesh.

The group, between the ages of 9 and 12, meets once a month to voice their opinions on museum exhibits and community events. They watched Mina’s story on our YouTube channel and were amazed with the fact that her family only earns 70 cents a day while working full-time.

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London Children’s Museum and Good Neighbors Canada

May 16, 2019

Last week Good Neighbors Canada visited the London Children’s Museum for a special occasion. Today we would like to share a message from Mira Noordermeer, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the space.

The London Children’s Museum welcomes 80,000 visitors a year to three floors of interactive exhibits, educational programs and pure fun. We are so proud to help families have access to all the learning experiences they offer!

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Another cyclone heads towards Mozambique

April 25, 2019

It has been less than a month that Cyclone Idai killed over 1,000 people in the region and now there is a storm threatening to make matters worse. With about 83 km/h winds so far, Cyclone Kenneth is expected to strengthen in the next days.
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the estimate is that only 30 percent of the population was reached, meaning there are still 1.8 million people in need of assistance.

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Cyclone Idai aftermath crisis

April 1, 2019

Good Neighbors has an emergency relief team on-site to assist survivors of Cyclone Idai. Aid workers are struggling to reach victims due to the catastrophic amount of wreckage and submerged areas.
To most people, humanitarian aid is the only option. We are asking for donations to help with food, medical supplies and shelter.
There is something you can do to help. Please, donate today.

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