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My Life-Changing Journey to Africa with One Girl Can


Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 9:16am PDT
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Contributor Jen Jen Murtagh writes about her life-changing journey to Africa with One Girl Can, a Vancouver-based non-profit that works with schools and communities in Kenya and Uganda.

Horn of Africa: How Canada Can Help


Friday, July 22nd, 2011 — 10:08am PDT
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We are in the middle of a global crisis and the Horn of Africa region needs all the help it can get. It wasn’t struck by a tsunami and it wasn’t rocked by an earthquake but there is a massive draught of epic proportions and it has been slowly growing into the largest humanitarian disaster […]

Cadbury Bicycle Factory Now Open for 2011


Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 12:54pm PDT
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The Cadbury Bicycle Factory is now open for 2011. This online, virtual bike factory swaps your Cadbury product codes for bike parts that translate into real bikes being built and sent over to students in Ghana, which I got to be a part of earlier this year. The Bicycle Factory Steps: Find the product code […]

Cadbury Likes for Bikes


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 2:05pm PDT
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It was two months ago to the day that I flew 15 hours from Vancouver, to London, then Accra, Ghana in order to take part in the delivery of over 4,000 bicycles with Cadbury. Following a successful virtual campaign called “The Bicycle Factory“, these real bikes were delivered to rural villages in Ghana thanks to […]

Driving from Kumasi to Accra, Ghana


Saturday, February 19th, 2011 — 2:52am PDT
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I am currently in Ghana to experience Cadbury’s Bicycle Factory delivery. This is their second delivery in two years thanks to the help of Canadians who participated in the online project. When departing Kumasi City (Ghana’s second largest city) to head back to Accra (the capital) we ran into a bit of an issue at […]

West Africa Day Two: Nsiana, Ghana


Thursday, February 17th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT
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I am currently in Ghana to experience Cadbury’s Bicycle Factory delivery. This is their second delivery in two years thanks to the help of Canadians who participated in the online project. Our second day of community visits in Ghana took us to the Nsiana, almost two hours outside of Kumasi City. While the region we […]