Killer Heels 2017
We are thrilled to announce the second annual Killer Heels for HEAL event. Last year was so much fun that we decided to do it again!
Mark your calendars.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6 – 9 pm
Lexus of Edmonton
Enjoy a glamorous evening of fine wine, amazing food by Chef Paul Shufelt from The Workshop Eatery, a Nespresso coffee bar, and luxurious silent auction items, capped off with a shoe fashion show sponsored by Tiffany Blue – The Designer Consigner. All ticket purchasers will be entered in a draw for a Lexus weekend (car and one night’s hotel).
Visit our Facebook event page and share it with your friends.
Please have a look as two HEAL members, Arif Alibhai and Naomi Maharaj, discuss our upcoming event on Global News Morning Edmonton!
Education For Girls
We at HEAL International would like to congratulate Malala Yousafzai on being granted honorary Canadian citizenship. We join her in her quest for girls in underserved countries to access good quality education. Over the past 9 years, HEAL International has helped to provide access to education for hundreds of young girls in western Uganda. One example is Juliet, a 25-year-old nurse who came from an unprivileged background with little hope for her future. HEAL International helped her to complete a nursing program. She has graduated and is working with her husband, a doctor, in a refugee camp aiding those escaping genocide in South Sudan. She is a demonstration of the power of education and generosity of our Canadian donors.
HEAL International (Health, Education and Leadership) is an Edmonton-based, non-denominational organization responding to local priorities in Uganda. HEAL is involved in several projects which build on local strengths and provide opportunities for community development through education, health initiatives and youth leadership.
HEAL International was conceived from a vision* of vibrant, healthy communities that:
- provides support to meet the basic needs of children, youth and families.
- promotes inclusion to enable all members to participate actively in social, economic, cultural and political life.
- promotes opportunities for the lifelong acquisition of knowledge and skills by all members.
* from “Reclaiming Our Humanity”, Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, December 2001.
We have long-standing relationships with the communities we work with. We work with established and trusted partners in Uganda, such as YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Uganda, a well-established Ugandan NGO that has been helping orphaned children and vulnerable families since 1996. Other partners include health and education departments at various levels of local government.