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Have a meaningful adventure in Africa this year.
Travel to Africa and be a part of a sustainable community development project that makes a positive impact in two communities in Swaziland and Kenya. These featured short term volunteer trips are for all ages.
SWAZILAND: July 27th - August 10th, 2013
>> Help ex-offenders transition back into the community in Manzini
Be a part of a special short term volunteer team that will renovate workshops that are used by ex-offenders to build life and work skills, lessening the need for them to engage in crime related activities. Associated with our Host Partner, S.O.S Children's Villages, this project is led by SACRO, a non-governmental organization that focuses on crime prevention, rehabilitation, and re-integration of young offenders in Swaziland. This team is being led by two veteran DWC Team Leaders, Rob Plowright and Tommy Marx. This will be Rob's 4th trip to Swaziland while Tommy has led multiple DWC trips to Cambodia and Indonesia. You will have a unique opportunity to connect with local community members and explore Swaziland.
KENYA: November 9th - 23rd, 2013
>> Help 10,000 people gain access to running water in Naro Moru
Spend two weeks this November supporting a water project in the community of Naro Moru, located at the base of Mt. Kenya. Led by Samantha Crisostimo, you and your team will work alongside locals on the Gitwe Irrigation Project, building water tanks, digging trenches, and installing pipes. Once completed, 10,000 people in the community will have access to clean running water. There is also an opportunity to get involved with the reforestation program by working in the tree nursery or planting seedlings. After the volunteer experience, we strongly encourage you to explore Kenya's cities and wildlife parks - a visit to the Maasai Mara to see lions, elephants, giraffes, and other fauna is a must!
Read our student volunteer teams' blog posts.
This May and June, we have four student volunteer teams headed out to Guatemala, Nepal, Rwanda, and Peru. Student Team Leader, Danielle Anderson, and her volunteer team are spending two weeks in Guatemalan this May constructing houses for deserving families in San Miguel Duenas. In Nepal, Kelly Gerlings is leading a team of seven volunteers in Chainpur where they are building classrooms and teaching English to girls who have been freed from bonded labour. Led by Natasha John, the student team in Rwanda is continuing work on the kitchen wing of the Covaga Innovation Centre in Gashora. This centre will support a cooperative of female weavers. In June, dental students from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George will be heading to Peru to volunteer with Host Partner, IFEJANT.
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