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Maybe you want to understand what it's like to live and volunteer in Rwanda before you take your next trip, or maybe you want to see real examples of our work in action in Peru. Whatever the case, our blogs are a great place to stay up-to-date with our volunteer teams and current community projects. Team leaders and volunteer participants share their meaningful stories and post photos on each of our blog sites. Each country has a separate blog that is updated during current trips whenever Internet connections are available in their respective communities. Please note that not all volunteer teams write blog posts.
Spring/Summer 2013 will see volunteer teams in:
NEPAL: Click here for posts from the first student volunteer team in Chainpur, Nepal, with Host Partner, Creating Possibilities Nepal. The group will spend two weeks building classrooms for girls who have been bought out of bonded labour, plus another two weeks teaching at the current school.
RWANDA: Click here for posts from a group of student volunteers who are constructing a wing of the Covaga Innovation Centre that will serve as a restaurant for Gashora visitors and as a kitchen to hold cooking and nutrition classes for the community. The Covaga is a cooperative of female weavers that create beautiful woven goods out of water hyacinth stems.
GUATEMALA: Click here to read about the student volunteers who are building homes in the community of San Miguel Dueñas, Guatemala, this May.
PERU: Click here to read about a group of College of New Caledonia dental students who will be doing oral surgeries, dental checkups, and teaching proper dental care to the students at the school for working children in the barrios of Lima.
SWAZILAND: Click here to see postings from volunteers who are helping build workshops for ex-offenders who are rebuilding their work and life skills after being released back into the community. This is a unique team being led by two veteran DWC Team Leaders, Tommy Marx and Rob Plowright.
KENYA: Click here for posts from the Softchoice Cares CSR team who will be working in the community of Naro Moru this August. The group will be installing computers and a server system for the new headquarters of Kenyan Host Partner, Comfort the Children. The Softchoice Cares team will also be assisting with construction of the building.
Read past postings from Developing World Connections teams:
SRI LANKA: Click here to read post from the TRIP (Tsunami Rebuilding Involvement Program) volunteer team who spent two weeks in April helping to restore a school and temple in Tangalle, Sri Lanka. Led by Amalie Bruun, this was be the 10th TRIP volunteer trip to Sri Lanka!
CAMBODIA: Click here for posts from the volunteer team who completed water projects in Chamcar Bei, Cambodia, in March. Working alongside locals, the group constructed a community latrine and irrigation ditch.
TANZANIA: Click here to read about a doctor, his wife, and three children as they spent two weeks this past November volunteering at the community resource centre in the village of Matpwilli.
HAITI: Click here to read posts from Team Leader Richard Srepel's volunteer team as they helped build a storage room for brick making supplies for our Host Partner, Centre d'Inspiration Jeuenesse, in the community of Verrettes.
INDIA: Click here to read about the volunteer team from ASK Wellness (AIDS Society of Kamloops) as they helped with various projects for Host Partner, Jatan Sansthan, a non-profit organization who provides social services in India.
PHILIPPINES: Click here to see postings about the custom men-only group who volunteered this past fall with the Rise Above Foundation in Cebu. This is the 5th Developing World Connections men-only volunteer trip!
INDONESIA: Click here to read about the CSR group, Softchoice Cares, who travelled to Bali to work with host partner, Widhya Asih, in April. This team of Softchoice employees put their IT skills to good use by providing a server and software database to connect all seven Widhya Asih Balinese orphanages and by also creating computer labs for the children. Plus, they helped rebuild the Bangli orphanage.