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The ECHO team conducting an interview of a goat recipient

Nainoto’s Story: a step further in life

by Samantha (Shayna) Shpeller

Nainoto is a widow living in the village of Likamba, in northern Tanzania. She farms her two and a half acres of land and cares for a few livestock animals as means to provide for her five children, all of whom are in their teenage years or early adulthood. Due to lack of resources, despite her large efforts, the family is currently only able to eat two meals per day.

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CMU alumni graduate from seminary

Two graduates of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) participated in the May 4, 2019 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, IN.

Jeremiah (Jerry) Buhler of Kelowna, BC graduated from AMBS with a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. He plans to continue in his role as minister at First Mennonite Church in Kelowna, a congregation of Mennonite Church British Columbia. Buhler, who completed part of his certificate at a distance, previously earned a Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, one of CMU's founding colleges in Winnipeg. He is married to Kara Siemens; they have five children and four grandchildren.

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Menno Simons College hosts 13th annual Social Justice Fair

On January 30, the coldest day of the year, Menno Simons College (MSC) Student Services hosted its 13th annual Social Justice Fair.

Despite the frigid temperatures, brave Winnipeggers from more than 30 local and international organizations gathered at The University of Winnipeg's Riddell Hall to be part of the annual fair. Little by little, the room filled up with a lively buzz and positive exchanges between organizational representatives, students, community members, and alumni.

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MSC faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

An instructor from Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC) and a team of other professors are the recipients of a prestigious federal grant.

Karen Ridd, Instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, received a three-year Partnership Development Grant worth $119,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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MSC inspires transformation

by Alexandra Wiebe, IDS practicum in Papau, New Guinea

For the past two months I have had the opportunity to lead a Community Engagement Clinic team with YWAM Medical Ships. YWAM Medical Ships is an international NGO that partners with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to deliver healthcare services to remote communities and build the capacity of the local healthcare workers. Onboard, over half of the volunteers are from PNG and they work alongside medical, marine and general volunteers from over 30 other countries to operate the ship and clinics. Clinical teams go into the villages to set up optometry, TB lab testing, and primary healthcare clinics. Patients are also transported back to the ship for the dental and surgical clinics.

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