Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Water collection enhances food security in Kenya

Posted in Kenya on May 9, 2018

Nutrition and education, particularly during a child’s foundational years is important. A DWC team in Kenya is developing a water collection system to irrigate a garden at an impoverished school.

Adventuring into Peru’s culture and history

Posted in Peru on May 1, 2018

Day 1
We arrived in Lima in the early morning hours. We were picked up and taken to our hotel where we promptly checked in and went to sleep.
After a few hours of rest and some wandering Miraflores, we were picked up at the hotel by our tour guide, Astrid, from Llama Path. We were escorted by bus passed the Leap the Monk and La Herradura beach, two interesting tourist stops in Lima.

Discovering the Past on the Inca Trail

Posted in Machu Picchu Challenge on April 25, 2018

It was an early start… with a little bit of associated stress.  We had met with Jose from Llama Path the night before at 5:00 PM.  That was when we saw just how small our “duffle bags” were.  We might have 6 kilos of personal belongings… but how were we to fit it into those little bags?!  We also learned at that time that we would be picked up at 4:30 AM!!!!  So much for starting day one rested.

Team TRIP Canada makes great leaps in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on April 24, 2018

18 volunteers…3 families ready for new homes….4 rooms to finish at Canadapura orphanage. 2017 was a terrific year with much success in TRIP Canada’s building initiatives, education programs, fundraising and volunteer development. With this momentum, Team 14 has an incredible opportunity to complete 4 building projects in April. The team is a mix of experienced volunteers – 2 marking their 10th anniversary – and new people keen to make a difference. They are coming from western Canada, the US and Ontario.

Experiencing the life of our beneficiaries

Posted in Machu Picchu Challenge on April 20, 2018

Brenda’s House Visit: Margarett, Jennifer and I went to a girl’s house that lived by the school and it was a eye opening experience seeing how much she can do with so little. Their house is about the size of a normal hotel suite for one person. They don’t have plumbing and the electricity doesn’t work most of the time. She lives there with her mom and dad but they’re not around to help her because they’re busy working.

The Journey Begins: Volunteering in Lima

Posted in Machu Picchu Challenge on April 20, 2018

Meeting Our Beneficiaries: Our volunteer team, under the leadership of Doug Wittal arrived safely in Peru on Sunday afternoon after an overnight flight from Vancouver to Mexico City and Mexico City to Lima. This is a much bigger city than I imagined; the van driver told us the population was 11 million. I had no real expectations about Lima but assumed as it was on the ocean, it would be humid and lush. I was wrong on both counts. It is a very dry place; Lima gets very little rain so it is actually very dry and much of the city is very brown.

High School Volunteers build a family a home in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on April 3, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 Let me introduce myself. My name’s Nik. I’m a high school student from Northern Alberta, Canada. I joined this trip due to curiosity more than anything; the desire the see new places. So far, we’ve been in Guatemala for roughly 3 days, spending most of our time in Antigua participating in Read More…

Making things happen in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 Day ONE at the job site, and my team is already making things happen 🙂 Seriously, I could’t be any more proud! After 20+ hours of flying, a long road journey, and just one sleep, we were up bright and early to get to work. It took me just a few Read More…

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