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Sawa Hero Seleman arrived in Vancouver - September 2009

Sawa Hero Seleman arrived in Vancouver on September 8th. He travelled 40 hours through 4 countries; and with no sleep from excitement! It was Seleman’s first time travelling outside of Africa. Seleman is one of the three Sawa Heroes that were sponsored by Sawa Global and the Dalai Lama Centre...
Dec 30 2009 - 6:05pm
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3 Heroes in Canada - September 2009

Nadia Kanegai from Vanuatu and Robert Kalyesubula from Uganda arrived in Vancouver two weeks after Seleman from Rwanda arrived. The team of three Sawa Heroes is now complete. Their schedules are filled with meetings, presentations and media interviews where they can tell their stories of leadership...
Dec 30 2009 - 6:01pm
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SAWA Blog 46: SAWA Receives Awards of Recognition

November has been an exciting month for SAWA as the team gains recognition from local and global organizations for our commitment to promoting a peaceful and just world. Founder, Daphne Nederhorst has been officially accepted as an Ashoka Fellow (a true honour from a prestigious global organization...
Nov 25 2009 - 7:41am
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SAWA Blog 45: SAWA Shares Inspiring Story of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

“Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.” (Robert Richards)
Nov 25 2009 - 7:41am
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SAWA Blog 44: SAWA is Bringing Together a Community that is Changing the World

SAWA Blog 44: SAWA is Bringing Together a Community that is Changing the World “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other” ~ Douglas Everett
Oct 22 2009 - 12:10pm
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SAWA Blog 42: SAWA Welcomes SAWA Hero Nadia Kanegai to Vancouver!

“The purpose of life is to help others.” - Nadia Kanegai A big warm welcome to SAWA Hero Nadia Kanegai who arrived in Vancouver on Sunday September 20th. Like Selemen and Dr. Robert, she will be attending the Connecting for Change Conference on September 26th- 28th. But SAWA has other...
Sep 29 2009 - 4:35am
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SAWA Blog 43: SAWA Hero Dr Robert Making Connections in Vancouver

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”~ Christopher Reeve quotes
Sep 29 2009 - 4:34am
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Sawa Blog 41: Sawa brings Heroes to Canada to Connect at Dalai Lama Centre!

SAWA connects SAWA Heroes and their solutions to the world so that together we can solve our most pressing global challenges like extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and the spread of HIV AIDS. And this is a milestone month for SAWA as we show just how far we are able to connect SAWA Heroes...
Sep 12 2009 - 2:27am
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SAWA Blog 40: Students from the University of Liberia connect with SAWA

About a month ago, a student group in Liberia called Oikos Monrovia contacted SAWA. Oikos Monrovia comprises of innovative, enthusiastic, and progressive students from the Business College of the University of Liberia in Liberia West Africa. They are interested in connecting with SAWA Heroes to...
Aug 26 2009 - 10:45pm
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SAWA Blog #39: SAWA Connects with Youth Leaders from Togo and Senegal

SAWA is making new connections with youth leaders in Togo and Senegal through the YMCA’s Youth Peace Network Program (YPN). With the help of scholarships funded by CIDA, this program brings youth (between the ages of 19 and 30) from all over the world to the YMCA in Vancouver to participate...
Jul 29 2009 - 12:49am
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