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DWC in The Philippines March 2024

March 5, 2024  |  Philippines

Prologue By Marcia Julian-DWC Team Leader One of the most amazing gifts of returning to a country that you have worked in previously with Developing World Connections, is that of reconnecting with friends. When we... Read More

Salesforce in Cambodia March 2024

March 5, 2024  |  Cambodia

Friday, 1 March 2024 We arrived to a nearly vacant Siem Reap International Airport (SAI) at about 12:30 coming from four days in a cold rainy Paris followed by three sweltering, radiant days in Bangkok. ... Read More

Balmoral Hall School in Guatemala

February 28, 2024  |  Guatemala

Day 1 After two days of learning about Guatemalan culture during a busy weekend exploration, the group of Balmoral Hall students was ready to start working! There are 11 of them in total; all eager... Read More

Urban Systems in Peru 2023

November 21, 2023  |  Peru

Prologue By Kate Zulinick Today the DWC/ Urban team was introduced to each other, along with orientations and pizza. We started our day by taking public transit to the historical city centre of Lima. We... Read More

Salesforce in Peru November 2023

November 8, 2023  |  Peru

Saturday November 4 Like, zoinks, man! So, like, we were walkin’ with Antoine along these cliffs in Barranco, and we saw all these high school and middle school graduation ceremonies. The kids were all rockin’... Read More

Corporate Team in Kenya 2023

November 8, 2023  |  Kenya

Prologue After months of planning and building excitement, 10 of us from throughout Canada finally converged in Kenya on November 4, around a breakfast table at our shared hotel.  Some of us had participated in... Read More

Nepal October 2023

November 2, 2023  |  Nepal

Becky and I flew into Kathmandu from Delhi on Friday 27 October, arriving at 1240. We cleared immigration and customs without a problem and our bags also arrived on time, if a little slow. We... Read More

The Philippines October 2023

October 26, 2023  |  Philippines

Day 1 October 23 Full school assembly gave us a very warm welcome Introductions all round Refurbishment plans discussed Setting to work on a wide variety of tasks Taking care and pride in our work... Read More

Light Up Guatemala October 2023

October 24, 2023  |  Guatemala

This past week, Guatemala welcomed fourteen volunteers from areas across Canada to work on the DWC Light Up Guatemala Eco-stove Project. The team assisted families by installing energy-efficient eco-stoves in various homes. This helps the... Read More

Sri Lanka October 2023

October 24, 2023  |  Sri Lanka

Day 1 Our first DWC trip has been nothing short of amazing.  Sri Lanka  has given us a chance to experience a new culture, new people and meet new friends. On the first day on... Read More

Philippines October 2023

October 12, 2023  |  Philippines

October 8 – By Adrian Wow, what a day and what an adventure.  I never expected our school to fix would reside in such wild rugged mountainous terrain, with steep cliffs and panoramic views.  By... Read More

Cambodia October 2023

October 10, 2023  |  Cambodia

Day 1 We were all excited to finally start the build we had been dreaming about for months!  We learned that as the river rises, the road of the dry season becomes the river of... Read More

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