HEAL International

Giving Tuesday – We need to thank you for your support.

Thank you to our supporters who helped raise money, on Twitter, for our projects in Uganda. Every little bit helps and you have helped to maintain vital programs for many children. Let’s do this again next year.

 


Giving Tuesday – We need your support.

And it’s EASY! On Nov 27, go to Twitter & find Benevity.   Retweet (with comment) their pinned video & type “@HEAL_Canada #GivingTuesday #BeTheGood” (without the quotes). Copy and paste is the best method. You only have to Tweet it once, but please Tweet this to all your friends who are on Twitter so they can support us, too. Here’s our Twitter page for reference. https://twitter.com/HEAL_Canada

Simple, eh? Every tweet from you & your friends equals a $10 donation to the work we do. BUT please Tweet this out as close to 7 AM MST on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 as possible.  Benevity is giving away a limited amount of money so the sooner after 7 AM the better chance HEAL will receive the donations. The pinned Tweet with the video will appear on Tuesday at 7 AM MST (9 AM EST) so be ready. And THANK YOU.

 

 


We are on the map!

One of our school projects, St. Lawrence, is finally showing up on Google Maps. This image will give you a sense of why this school was needed. There are no secondary schools in the area that meet the needs of local students who either had to travel a ridiculously long distance on foot or not attend school at all. We are happy our organization is actively working to ensure the needs of children are being met in partnership with local authorities. Read more about St. Lawrence here.  Click the map below to see it on Google.

 


Killer Heels for HEAL

Killer Heels for HEAL poster

Thank you to everyone that supported the Killer Heels for HEAL event from those that sponsored our evening, donated goods and services, volunteered or attended. Together our vision for improving the quality of life of vulnerable children in Uganda will be one step closer to being realized.

The event was held at Lexus of Edmonton; 11204 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB.

 

Killer Heels for HEAL event photos

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.

Thank you to our major sponsors who generously donated to help support our evening.

Jordan Hertner was our amazing MC, courtesy of CTV Edmonton. Dean Vince, our fabulous DJ and Kevin Fuhr of Delta Imagery, and Paula Kreba, whose good eyes captured many great photographs.

Lexus of Edmonton Tiffany Blue The Designer Consignor

 

Event Host:

Lexus of Edmonton

 

Event Sponsors:

Brent & Terry Fillmore

Denis & Kathleen Meyers

Ali & Anisha Sachedina

Shenaz & Karim Shariff

Carol Blair & Associates

 

Event Supporters:

Bon Ton Bakery

CTV News

Enotri Wine

Factor Forms

Nespresso Edmonton Southgate

Odvod Media

River City Events

Studio Bloom

The Workshop Eatery

Tiffany Blue

Our silent auction items were made available courtesy of:

  • Aliya’s Foods
  • BTU Services Ltd
  • Castello di Gabbiano, Italy
  • Continental Treat
  • Enotri- roots matter
  • Focus on You
  • IG Wealth Management (Edmonton Gateway)
  • Lauren Wallace – quilt designer
  • Nespresso, Edmonton Southgate
  • Pinocchio Ice Cream
  • Provincial Kitchen & Bar
  • Ryan Gustafson
  • Sayvrique Designs
  • Simon Pierre Hair Company
  • Smith & Wight Opticians
  • Town Square Brewery
  • …as well as many other donors who wish to remain anonymous

 

 


Celebrate 10 Years of Caring (2008-2018)

Thank you to all who attended our Anniversary Event celebrating 10 years of caring. We were so happy you shared in our stories and learned about the impact your assistance is making in rural Uganda.

 

 


 

Education For Girls 

Juliet Nurse HEALWe 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.

Our Mandate

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.

Our Partner

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.