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S.O.D.A. Samuha Overseas Development Association You are invited to the Annual S.0.D.A. Indian Buffet   Entertainment & Silent Auction at Hart Crown Banquet Hall 3966 John Hart Highway Saturday, October 27, 2018   Doors open at 6:00pm Admission by donation Tax receipts given for donations, excluding the $25 price of […]

2018 Annual S.O.D.A. Indian Buffet


I have just completed my 3 weeks in India with Samuha. The program continues to make amazing progress. The spinal cord injury unit was particularly impressive. All the clients spend some considerable time standing, with their braces on. Many of them manage to walk all around the campus area using […]

India Republic Day Jan 26th in Koppal


January 16th, 2018 Have been here in India 10 days now. The program is going really well. There are 10 clients in the spinal cord injury unit, all working hard and most of them up walking with braces and walker. 3 of them sustained their injuries falling from palm trees […]

India 2018




In 2016 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of SODA. This included 20 years of fundraising in Prince George and further afield to support the disability program in South India. We have accomplished much during this time, including the establishment of an Early Intervention Centre for young children with disability as […]

New Year’s Message: Jan. 1, 2017




Our days have been full and varied. We have just returned from a 2 day trip to Deodurg, 4 hours drive away, to where I originally volunteered in 1994. We stopped and visited several clients, some of whom I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. It was heart-warming to see […]

Blog From India: Nov. 25, 2016



We arrived here in Koppal this morning on the overnight train and had a lovely welcome from the Samuha staff at the station. It is lovely to be back here among old friends. I am here with Lesley and Dennis Schwab. After settling in, we visited the spinal cord injury […]

Blog From India: Nov. 17, 2016



SAMUHA Overseas Development Association (S.O.D.A.) PO Box 27, Summit Lake, BC V0J 2S0 November 2016 This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of SODA. This includes 20 years of fundraising in Prince George and further afield to support the disability program in South India. We have accomplished much during […]

2016 Update Letter