Chiropractors with Compassion
At NRFC we are thrilled and very privileged to be a part of Chiropractors with Compassion. Through this outstanding organization we are committed to transforming lives, not only here in Oakville, but also around the world! As partners with Compassion Canada, we are raising funds to release children from poverty. Our office is committed to donating $20 from every new patient examination to fund child-centered projects in many countries like Kenya and the Dominican Republic. So far we have raised over ONE MILLION for Compassion projects around the word! Can you tell we’re excited?
Please read below about the many projects that have been completed over the last TEN years…We don’t plan on stopping either!
Project 10: Barrio Restoration Project – $150,000 – COMPLETED!
The Barrio restoration project is in the slums of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. Beside the church that exists in project 366, we added a two-story extension that will house a Vocational Arts School where there will be a music room with instruments and equipment to teach music in (with contemporary and classical instrumentation). There will also be a multi-use room for the performing arts (theatre, dance, singing etc.) as well as a computer lab for computer literacy and for computerized graphic design.
In October of 2009 we went to the Dominican Republic and visited the site of this project (the Barrio Restoration in the slums of Santo Domingo) that we recently completed. The church partner already has a children’s theatre and dance ministry and they put on an amazing show for us – the addition is going to allow so many more children into the centre to have the same opportunity.
Project 9: Mathare-Valley High School Project – $55,500 – COMPLETED!
In August of 2009 we sponsored 111 children to go to high school (that would not normally have had the opportunity) and you have given them hope for a brighter future. In May 2010, a CWC team went to the Mathare Valley slum project in Kenya, Africa, to meet with some of the students that we sponsored to go to school this year.
Project 8: Transforming a COMMUNITY form the INSIDE OUT – $305,664 –COMPLETED!
This project has been our most ambitious to date, in fact, its the largest partner project that Compassion has undertaken. What Chiropractors with Compassion has done in the Dominican Republic is fund the installation of a vocational training and income/employment generating centre which will empower women to stop depending on the garbage dump to meet their families’ daily needs. This project is also supplying a playground and day care centre where kids can play freely, safely and be educated. This project also supplies water for the entire community. This project is transforming this entire group of people from the INSIDE OUT.
Projects 6 & 7: Water for the Children of the Dominican Republic & Ecuador – $69,451, $66,780 – COMPLETED!
Our sixth and seventh projects were a combined effort where we focused on providing families with safe and sustainable water supplies. These projects served families in both the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. The project did exactly what it set out to do and gave proper water access to over 5000 children. Proper water supply is one of the most life-saving efforts that any organization can provide. Water not only provides a sustainable living environment, it creates a safe place for children and families to live and grow up in. One of the greatest aspects of this project is that we completed it in December of 2007 … in record time!
Project 5: Water for the Children of Haiti – $66,780 – COMPLETED!
Our fifth project was completed in December 2007. The families that were blessed by the project received a safe and sustainable water supply. Also, proper hygiene practices were taught to the children so that infection due to poor sanitation standards would be eliminated. Can you imagine not having a proper water supply for you and your family? Many of the diseases and infections that we face here in North America are related primary to our lifestyle choices. We consume toxic food, toxic medications, live sedentary lifestyles, and often live with toxic emotions and thought patterns. The greatest challenge that most of the people in these countries face is basic sanitation and refrigeration. We may have different primary struggles, but we all need to learn from each other and help each other grow.
Project 4: Hope for the Widows and Orphans of the Nyanza Province – $204,450 –COMPLETED!
The Nyanza Housing project is helping poor and vulnerable people trying to cope with the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS. The project’s target groups are the widows and orphans of the Nyanza province in Kenya. The children are sick from poor nutrition and the deplorable conditions they live in. The project is helping these widows, and the children they care for, repair and re-build their homes. The project built exactly 50 homes, which usually house between 6 to 10 children. The homes protect widows and children from rain, mosquitoes, other insects and snakes. It gives them a clean, healthy and secure living environment. Latrines enable these families to improve sanitation and reduce the incidence of intestinal infections.
Project 3: Hope for the Children in the Streets of Nairobi – $125,000 – COMPLETED!
In the Mathare slum, more than 600,000 people live in desperate destitution and squalor. Families are crowded together in one-room mud or cardboard shacks, roofed with assorted pieces of corrugated tin, cardboard, or grass. Unemployment is endemic. Because of poor sanitation, outbreaks of typhoid and other diseases are common. Most families have no stable income, and children receive no schooling. Many live on the streets, and as many as 60% of the children resort to thievery, prostitution, begging, or scavenging in order to survive.
Since 1997, the Mathare Street Children Rescue Centre has been ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the children and families who live in the slums of Nairobi. Church workers and volunteers dispense food, education, health care, and family support to slum children.
• Primary school education for 399 children.
• Education and meals for 750 children.
• Family support to empower parents to care more effectively for their children.
Project 2: Student Teacher Environmental Program – $100,000 – COMPLETED!
The second Chiropractors with Compassion project has recently been completed. STEP, or Student Teacher Environmental Program, took place in the Machakos and Kajiado districts of Kenya. In this area of Kenya, barriers to education still exist and include: hunger, distance, finances, recognition of relevance, gender, HIV/AIDS, and cultural practices such as early marriage and pregnancy.
STEP exists to improve nutrition for school children and improve their access to the formal education system. The project will also establish and maintain agro-forestry demonstration plots and gardens at the primary school level. 42 teachers in 12 schools will be trained to participate in STEP. The cost of the project was $499,800 (CDN), and the Chiropractors with Compassion goal was $100,000. Every dollar raised was matched 2:1 by the Bridgeway Foundation.
A cheque for $100,000 was presented to Compassion Canada on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at the Warrior Coaching Leadership Summit 2 in Toronto, Ontario.
Villagers in Kisoro cannot dig or install latrines because of the hard, volcanic soil. They must collect water from drainage ditches shared by animals. Twice a day, children as young as 6 or 7, many of them AIDS orphans, travel several kilometers through mosquito-infested swamps in order to collect water. The children miss school hours and put themselves at risk of catching malaria to collect the polluted water. By equipping the town with preformed water storage tanks provided by a local manufacturer, Water for the Children aims to harvest rainwater and provide a safe water supply for the community.
The cost of the Kisoro Water for the Children project was $61,875 (CDN). This goal was reached in February 2005, through the help of chiropractors across Canada who have joined to help fund Chiropractors with Compassion.