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TSN’s James Duthie reflects on his time in Ethiopia

POSTED March 20, 2020

TSN’s James Duthie reflects on his time in Ethiopia

Watch as the sportscaster talks about how important it is for him to make a difference through sponsorship


James Duthie, TSN sportscaster and Children Believe ambassador, recently visited our programs in Ethiopia with his daughter, Grace. Below is the third of his three video diaries from the visit.

In this final instalment, he makes final reflections about the trip. “It’s hard — it’s hard driving down those roads and seeing the kind of poverty you see over and over again,” he says. “You have to think, if we can impact one child, and one family, and then another Canadian impacts another child and another family, and one by one we tackle this, I think that’s — that gives you hope.”

Children Believe (formerly Christian Children’s Fund of Canada) has been working in Ethiopia for more than 30 years. Watch now to hear more from James, who also sponsors a child in the African nation.

Did you miss the other Duthie Diaries from his trip to visit our program communities in Ethiopia? Check out the diary. You can also click here to join James and his daughter, Grace, as they visit their sponsored child, Yideneku. 

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