nurturing the best possible start

KIDCARECANADA member Mary-Jo Ohl

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:43 -- elizabeth

KIDCARECANADA is proud of our supporters. They care about the well-being of children and are working to create a better world. Here’s a great example!

Our member and supporter, Mary-Jo Ohl states:

“After 36 years as an elementary school teacher librarian I am going to Rwanda this August for three weeks. As part of a team I hope to share my love of literature and children, as well as my knowledge of how to run a library. After the genocide in Rwanda there are few books available and reading is not part of the culture, many children have never held a book. Making both fiction and non-fiction reading fun and interesting is one of my strengths.  I will be taking books for all ages as well as library materials such as cards and pockets.”

Mary-Jo is doing this as part of Grace Rwanda, a registered Canadian Charity -

Grace Rwanda was started in Langley BC by two survivors of the genocide who want to “bring literacy to Rwanda's youth to help them succeed in rebuilding their country.” 

We congratulate Mary-Jo and Grace Rwanda for their efforts!

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.