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Due to the restrictions of Covid 19 the 2020 S.O.D.A. Dinner has been CANCELLED.  Instead we invite you to participate virtually through  DONATIONS and Online Silent Auction.  Samuha’s need is now greater than ever due to the pandemic. Hilary received news from Samuha that incomes are greatly decreased for families already living in poverty. There is no government […]

2020 Dinner Cancelled




I am back at home in Canada now but had another great trip to India. The highlight was village visits to see Kaveri & Balavva who featured in my book, Footsteps to Freedom. Kaveri is in high-school now and Balavva is working as an early education teacher. I gave them […]

25 Years and Counting


Greetings from India. I have been with Samuha in Koppal since 9th October. I am here with Barb Purdie, a physio from Ontario. We have had a full and busy time here. The day after we arrived, we visited Hampi, a beautiful historic site nearby. It is situated on a […]

Greetings from India


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




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