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May 1st is World Asthma Day. It is estimated that over a quarter of a billion people are affected by this inflammatory disease. The exact cause is unknown, but it is often triggered by allergies, air pollution, respiratory infections, poor diet, stress, emotions, weather conditions, and certain medications. Asthma causes narrowing of the airways that lead to our lungs, making it difficult for one to breathe. Common symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.
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The majority of unsolved problems in our world today can be blamed for lack of political will. We put the blame on the government and they often are unresponsive. As problems are not being solved, we should put our focus in a different direction. Perhaps a solution to all problems should involve “people will” rather than “political will.” Getting people involved in problem solving is feasible in our world today as ¾ of the world is connected through the internet. Together we can discover solutions and take action.
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When Thrive started in the year 2008, we rented a small house. This house was primarily used as a meeting place and a cramped classroom. Over the years interest in Thrive grew and more members jumped on board. Together we began our journey of ending extreme poverty. By 2012, Thrive had grown so much that we needed a training center. Immediately we created plans and started construction. This training center was able to house up to 40 people. It was built by using interlocking bricks which cut down the building costs in half. The remaining area on the one-acre property was used to grow enough food for the staff and students.
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Destination: Kitale, Kenya. 13,000 kilometers across the globe. I went there not as a teacher, but as an observer – an observer who can’t help taking her lifelong ‘teacher eye’ with her wherever she goes! I was a guest of Thrive, a Canadian charity founded 10 years ago by Dale and Linda Bolton of Thornhill, Ontario. Thrive is based in Kitale, Kenya and its mission is “to help the extreme poor through sustainable organic agriculture and natural medicine.”
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Much of the thinking behind the worldwide Organic Health Movement revolves around the power of seeds and the plants that they produce. When looking at the natural world, we realize that almost everything is started with a seed.
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After finishing high school, I was figuring out what would be my next move and was looking for something to do in my life. I tried so many things, including burning charcoal, working as a room steward in hotels and working in peoples' gardens to earn some money. In the year 2006, my mum received an opportunity to attend training on organic farming at Manor House Agricultural Center. When she came back she shared with me about it and I was interested to do a two year course at the college.
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On January 1, 2018, the first school of the new year started. 27 new students and 3 returning students moved into the Thrive teaching center eager to learn how to grow health. Each day involved morning lessons and afternoon hands-on activities. This blog post will take you through each day of the January 2018 growing health seminar. Make sure to scroll through all the photos to gain a better understanding of what we are doing.
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Figuring out where I was called to work was a crazy ride. After finishing my Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education, I went on to supply teach in various Christian schools. One of the schools that I was teaching at mentioned a potential partnership that they may create with an organization called Thrive. I thought nothing of it as it didn’t involve me until the principal of the school recommended me to them for their Curriculum Development Coordinator position.