Non-Profits and Community

26 May 2017

Sharing a Cultural Experience – Amina’s Business Start-Up

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People Outside of the Global Bridges Cultural and Wellness Center

Arsheen Dhalla has been busy doing remarkable work in Zanzibar through the Daraja Foundation. Daraja means bridge in Swahili. During one of her infrequent visits to Calgary, I had the pleasure to sit down with her and listen to her story. There are many stories to tell. For the second video in the series, we decided to focus on Amina’s business story.

The first time Arsheen traveled to Zanzibar in this capacity, her […]

13 Apr 2017

Daraja – Raising Chickens and Developing Business Skills

By | 2017-05-26T17:44:19+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Current Events, Doug's Blog, Non-Profits and Community|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Daraja - Chicken Farm and Business Skills

Arsheen Dhalla is busy doing remarkable work in Zanzibar through the Daraja Foundation. Daraja means bridge in Swahili. During one of her infrequent visits to Calgary, I had the pleasure to sit down with her and listen to her story. There are many stories to tell. For this first video in the series, we decided to focus on the development of life and business skills.

The Chicken Farm Club

Initially when Arsheen traveled to Zanzibar in this capacity, her work primarily centered on an orphanage and a local […]

2 Mar 2009

Feed a Need – Serving the Community

By | 2017-04-20T20:36:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2009|Categories: Current Events, Doug's Blog, Non-Profits and Community|Tags: , , |

Al and Al from Feed a Need Calgary

A few years ago, one of my business partners (Al Dhalla) and a long-time friend of his (Al Mohammed) started helping recent immigrants to Calgary by finding people wishing to give away furniture and matching them with people needing furniture.

Thus “Feed a Need” was born.

Since then, the program has grown to include people of all faiths with a genuine need earning them a nomination for a YMCA Peace Award and attention from the media.

Many of the recipients of the program have volunteered their time to help […]