A Better World
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A Better World is a private Adventist organization operated by Eric Rajah in Alberta Canada. They are very active in several areas of the world. Their statement is "Innovative Action to Improve Lives.

You can check out their website to find out some of their many projects around the world:

http://www.a-better-world.ca/
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Adventist Humanitarian Named in CBC's Top 50 Champions of Change
By editor | Published: November 11, 2010 (CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Eric Rajah, co-founder of the Lacombe-based humanitarian organization A Better World, has been chosen from almost 2,000 nominees, as one of the top 50 in the CBC Canada's Champions of Change.

Twenty years ago, Eric and his wife, Candi, decided that they would do one humanitarian project per year. Eric, who himself grew up in poverty in Sri Lanka, had long before determined that, if he was able to attain a reasonable life for himself and his family, contributing to the good of others in developing countries would be a very high priority. The increasing success of the business he'd recently launched allowed him that opportunity. He proposed an idea at the College Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lacombe: one week each year, funds would be gathered for the yearly project. The members of the church responded, giving $12,000 within the first week, and a partnership was formed that has lasted to this day. Now, A Better World also partners with many community businesses, schools, churches, other organizations and individuals to help the needy in more than 15 countries around the world.

Eric has taken more than 1500 travelers to see for themselves the difference that can made when ordinary Canadians decide to make a better world. Thousands of lives have been changed as a result of this opportunity that he has created.

Currently, Eric is in Kenya with a group of 44 volunteers but learned of the CBC's recognition of him by telephone. In response Eric says, "I hope this will bring honour to the thousands of volunteers who give of their time so generously, donors who unselfishly share their financial resources and recognize our small community of Lacombe in Central Alberta where it began. I am honored and humbled by the nomination."

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DARLENE

this looks like a very good web site.....thank you for posting

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Today, Eric Rajah gave a report in Sabbath School at College Heights and it is very exciting what A Better World has and is doing in Sudan. In 2010 they put in a very long water line and outlet, etc. in the capital city. In 2011 they will be working on education and building quite a number of schools and in 2012 they will be working on 'health.' Their plans are large and the government is working with them on their projects. Eric leaves on Wednesday to check on projects already done in that country and laying plans for the next two years.

In Europe they had built and bought a very large well drilling truck. It was just shipped to Kenya and will start drilling many wells so people can have fresh water.

We need to pray for A Better World and all the projects they are carrying out.
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The founder of A Better World has been awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence the highest honor awarded to a citizen of the Province of Alberta. You can read about it at:

http://www.a-better-world.ca/index.php?o...Itemid=151
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DARLENE

thank you for this web site and information

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The man who runs A Better World, Eric Rajah, is being awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence (above) More information is at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE-mYTRSNcA
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Here is the 20th Anniversary of A Better World:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2BNDFC37Q0
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DARLENE

thank you for posting this video

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Maranatha receives requests from all over the world to construct various buildings. While our primary construction involves churches and schools, we have also built clinics, orphanages, homes, and hospitals. Once we accept a request, we embark on an extensive plan to coordinate construction and volunteers for each of the projects. Although each project is different, Maranatha also coordinates fundraising efforts for most of the international projects. Maranatha also coordinates building projects in North America, usually involving schools or churches. Requests for North American project assistance go through a different process, which does not include fundraising efforts from Maranatha. Learn more about how Maranatha can help construct an urgently needed building in your area by reading about our project assistance program.
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JUSTINTHOMSAN

thank you for posting your comment

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In 2011 there was a 'Freedom Run 5000" held in Lacombe, Alberta. It was to rain money for schools in Afghanistan. A Better World was the sponsor and here is a link sharing about this event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featur...efHZu_ZKX4
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DARLENE

thank you for posting this video

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Yes, Maranatha is a very interesting outreach of the Adventist Church, justinthomsan. My niece's husband, David W. coordinates many, many building projects in several countries in Africa. They live in Malawi.
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A Better World is a private Adventist organization operated by Eric Rajah in Alberta Canada. They are very active in several areas of the world. Their statement is "Innovative Action to Improve Lives.
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