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Anna and Zack Mulvale at Rafki Orphanage

St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Peace & Social Justice group makes a world of difference

“I believe the students in Oakville are compassionate and lovely people,” affirms Anna from half a world away. She is tiny for a 17 year old – likely due to malnutrition suffered during her younger ...

Young ladies in the rain wearing read in #BringourGirlsBack

Education is not a Crime

I like to think I have taught my daughter many valuable lessons but teaching her to protect herself from being kidnapped by terrorists was never on the curriculum. On April 15th, 276 Nigerian girls were ...

Shedding Sadness for Safari Dreams: Oakville Helping the World

I look down at the tattered shoes that are obviously too big, the pants that are torn as well as too short, the man’s shirt resting on a boy’s shoulders and see nothing but potential. ...

Lessons under the Mangro Tree: Oakville Helping the World

The children sit attentively under the mango tree. Class is in session. An umbrella of green shades the crooked lines of wooden benches teetering on the dirt floor. The canopy sways gently in the warm ...

Global Friends Foundation: How Oakville Helps the World

Global Friends Foundation supports orphaned and vulnerable children through compassion, understanding and empowerment. It’s mission is  to advance youth as members, and future leaders, of our global community. We do this through compassion, awareness, and action. Global ...