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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Children’s Museum: our post office is open for business

June 7, 2019

Visit Good Neighbors Canada Hope Letter post office!

For the whole month of June, we will have a creation station at the London Children’s Museum, where children will be able to write their messages of support to Mina in Mirpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh).

Watch Mina’s story and bring your kids to our post office. She will be so happy to read your messages.

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Music for Mirpur

Music for Mirpur: tickets on sale now

June 5, 2019

Our ambassador Chad Price will be performing at the Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London for our Save a School campaign. An incredibly talented local artist, Chad has recorded two albums and is working on his next one.

Proceeds will help rebuild a school and provide access to better education to 200 children.

The event will be on Thursday, August 8th and we hope to see you all there! Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres at 7 pm.

Purchase today at the Wolf Performance Hall’s box office, via Eventbrite or on Facebook. Go to gncanadamusicformirpur.eventbrite.ca and get the best seats while they last.

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Meet Mina: our Hope Letter campaign 2019 is live

May 30, 2019

Mina is a 9 year-old girl who lives in the Mirpur community, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She can’t go to school because she spends most of her day working at a tobacco factory. Her biggest dream is to be a teacher.

She has a few health problems due to the environment in which she spends 8 hours every day.

Watch the video and get a glimpse of her routine.

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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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