CACHA Fall 2017 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • Fall 2017 missions done!
  • CACHA Founder Dr. Don Kilby awarded Governor-General’s Award
  • Spring 2018 missions coming
  • Golf Tournament
  • Fundraiser for Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club
  • A post-mission email

This fall, 51 volunteers went overseas to contribute their time to CACHA medical and infrastructure missions in Terrat, Shirati and Ukerewe, Tanzania, and Anoum, Benin. Thank you to our incredible mission leads, and dedicated volunteers for continuing our support to our partner villages. Your time and effort are changing lives and changing the story of these communities.

Shirati infrastructure mission (Building a medical lab)

Shirati infrastructure mission (Building a medical lab)

Have you always wanted to volunteer overseas, and see your impact first-hand?

2018 Winter/ Spring Missions: WE NEED YOU!

2018 Winter/ Spring Missions: WE NEED YOU!

Our 2-3 week missions require doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists. We also need any DEDICATED, MOTIVATED volunteers for support and logistics.

We need you!

Terrat, Tanzania – Medical Feb 7 – 24, 2018
Aklampa, Bénin – Medical March 29-April 14, 2018
Kamengo, Uganda – Medical March 5 – 16, 2018
Kamengo, Uganda – Education April 1 – 21, 2018
Shirati, Tanzania – Medical Nov 15-29, 2018
Ukerewe, Tanzania – Medical Oct 17 to Nov 2, 2018
Terrat, Tanzania – Medical Sep 26 to Oct 12, 2018

Please contact for more information for any of these missions, or to join our email list for future missions!

Make today your someday!

CACHA Founder Dr. Don Kilby Receives Governor-General’s Award

CACHA Founder Dr. Don Kilby Receives Governor-General’s Award

“Each and every one of us can do something to ensure there is a more equitable distribution of opportunity, of education, of food, of clean water, of health and wealth.”
-Dr. Don Kilby, founder of CACHA

Dr. Don Kilby,
Founder and President of the Canada-Africa Community Health
Alliance was nominated and received the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award at the 2014 Planet Africa Awards gala on Saturday, November 8,2014 in Toronto.Dr. Kilby has participated in countless missions and has been integral in the deepening of CACHA’sinvolvement in the health sector in Africa (Benin, Tanzania, Uganda).

Dr. Kilby was nominated by Jimmy Sebulime. Jimmy considers Dr. Kilby a mentor and has been involved with CACHA for many years as an employee, mission lead, and project developer in Uganda


CACHA’S 11th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by UOHS

CACHA’S 11th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by UOHS

This past September 21, 54 golfers (and 24 extra eaters) came out to raise funds for CACHA at this year’s golf tournament at Anderson Links Golf Club in Carlsbad Springs, ON. There was some great golf, great food, great raffles prices, and an exceptional talk from Sister Clarissa, a long standing medical partner of CACHA, now based near Arusha, Tanzania.

We’d like to thank all our guests: your support is crucial to our work; and our sponsors, University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS) as well as GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants, Uniglobe Travel, Marcil Lavallée, Human 2.0, and Festival Promotions, and all the businesses who donates amazing prizes for our raffle.

Special thanks to our amazing and generous organizers and volunteers, Anne-Michelle Arless, Barbara Hendrick, Noreen Mubarik, Princess Ethan, Kelsi Belanger, Amber Bean, and Osmey and Joanie from Osmey Millian Photography.

Photographs thanks to Osmey Milian Photography, more pics coming to our website and Facebook.

See more here

Succesful Fundraiser for Agnes Zabali Boys & Girls Club

Succesful Fundraiser for Agnes Zabali Boys & Girls Club

The Agnes Zabali Boys & Girls Club in Kamengo, Uganda is a very special project that is helping a lot of special kids change their lives for the better. On November 4th, the AZBGC held a fundraiser at Ottawa’s Kent St. Legion Hall. We would like to thank the organizers and volunteers for their selfless work, the generous auction donors, and all the guests who came to support this project and the AZBGC kids. Guests were treated to a roast beef dinner, Ugandan dancing, live music, unique sales and auction items, and several exceptional speakers. Special thanks to b-baller Milt Palacio for his inspiring words.

Read more here

Grinding Machine Celebration: An Email From Shirati, Tanzania

Grinding Machine Celebration: An Email From Shirati, Tanzania

From CACHA’s Shirati mission co-lead, Erla Koch

The 6 Grinding machine projects have been extremely well received by the Women’s Groups and offer a much-needed service to the community. They provide income for the group and women no longer have to walk such long distances to have their maize ground.

On Friday, one group began operating their brand new grinding machine. They were so excited and grateful for the gift of a grinding machine that they invited us to come for a celebration and insisted on having a feast in our honor to show their appreciation.
We invited those of our team who were available to join us as well for the celebration.
Steven has worked very hard to help me get:and I am very grateful to him.

As we approached the village, the women met us with dancing and singing. We inspected the grinding machine, the Bishop who Steven invited, blessed the machine and offered a prayer of thanks. The machine was started and began grinding maize. It was very exciting.

We were then invited to attend a feast they had prepared and later met with them under the tree to share a time together.
It was truly a humbling experience to receive such gratitude and we felt very blessed to share this experience with them. We wish them much success in supporting their families through this project.

Erla Koch

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