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Help fly hope around the world: donate your Aeroplan Miles!
It's that time of year again: we're running our annual Beyond Miles Aeroplan contribution campaign! This is our 4th year participating in the charitable pooling program. Aeroplan members can donate their unused miles to Developing World Connects, and in turn, we use them for our national and international travel needs. These donated miles mean that instead of spending valuable dollars on necessary travel costs, we can now funnel that money directly into our programs and projects. Our goal is to raise 100,000 miles before the campaign ends on January 3rd, 2014. If we reach 90% of that goal, Aeroplan will donate the remaining 10%. ››› Click here to donate your miles to DWC.
Philippines rebuilding trip scheduled for March 2014
We are now accepting volunteer applications for those who want to help rebuild communities in northern Cebu province with our Filipino Host Partner, Rise Above Foundation Cebu. This rebuilding trip will take place from March 15th - 29th, 2014 and is being led by Ernie Toews who recently returned to Kamloops from the Philippines after working with Rise Above on initial relief efforts.
This is not a typical DWC volunteer experience, and participants must be able to handle less than desirable accommodations and working conditions. Volunteers must be 19+. For more information about this trip, please visit our Philippines Destination page or contact us.
Donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
Developing World Connections is calling on the public to help support people affected by the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan through a designated DWC disaster relief fund. All fund raised will go towards immediate needs for disaster relief efforts via our Host Partner, the Rise Above Foundation Cebu, a non-profit organization based in Cebu City that has been on the ground doing international development work for over a decade.
Rise Above has distributed over 300 aid packs to communities in northern Cebu province. These aid packs include canned goods, food, water, soap, tarps, rope, nails, and kerosene.
For every dollar donated until December 23rd, the Canadian government will set aside one dollar for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund as part of its disaster relief matching fund. ››› Click here to donate.
Support our first school project in Sierra Leone!
Developing World Connections is excited to announce our newest Host Partner in Sierra Leone, the We Yone Child Foundation. Sierra Leone is one of Africa's smallest and poorest nations. After a decade of civil war, 75% of the population lives below the poverty line, with half living on less than $1 per day. Poverty is concentrated in the rural areas and around Freetown, the capital city.
Our first trip will be led by veteran team leader, Tim Kasten, from April 12th to 26th, 2014. Volunteers will work in the community of George Brook, an impoverished shanty hillside area of Freetown, to start construction on a new school for 120 students. Once completed, local children will have a safe, secure, and well-lit building to learn in. For information on joining this all-ages volunteer team, please contact our office.
You can help us fundraise $15,000 to send to We Yone to start the foundation of the new school so our volunteers complete the project within a shorter time frame. This donated money will cover the expense of construction materials, labour, and professional expertise. ››› Click here to donate to the Help Build George Brook a School fund.
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Volunteer and work alongside local people and experience making a real and lasting difference. Help build hope and bring a sustainable future to those in the greatest need.
Work on a community development project selected by the host community. What are you waiting for? Meet people. Have fun. Challenge yourself. Experience the difference you make.
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