Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Students give back in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on February 12, 2020

Our first day in Antigua was an absolute blast. From the cobblestone roads, to the culture and the colours of the people and the flag. There were many interesting things we learned, saw and took in. We went on many tours throughout the town. Our first stop was going to the Cerro de la Cruz…

Team builds better futures in Costa Rica

Posted in Costa Rica on January 29, 2020

Our first full day began with a van drive to our site at Las Brisas School, from our base in Siquirres. Our host partners, Conchita and Marcos introduced the group volunteers to Favian, driver, translator and incredible helper, and Mario, school handyman and site maestro.

Working together for brighter futures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 26, 2019

Up at the crack of dawn and everyone onto the van for a 30 minute drive and met with the family of Sok Sei(husband) and Ses Ros(wife). The DWC team joined sisters Janice and Kylie Koay and mum Kim Lew from Kuala Lumpur to provide help with their build. All was co-ordinated by Nika from VBC and contractor Boun Thoeun.

Urban System returns to Peru

Posted in Peru on November 25, 2019

And so the journey begins… The entire team made it safe into Lima, arriving at different hours of the day. Some folks came in a few days earlier even, to get some sightseeing done in Moraflores and Barranco before the real work begins. We all got together for the first time at noon at the Hotel dining room, where Josh, our DWC team leader gave us a run down of what we can expect in the next few days. We had a great welcome lunch and headed to the City’s centre to check out some of the historic sites, guided by Javier, our official translator/tour guide.

Lighting Up Guatemala for healthier families

Posted in Guatemala on October 29, 2019

A team of 18 has come together from North American West coast and East coast to build Eco-stoves for the less fortunate! Helping them increase their life span by living a healthier life.

My 12th TRIP to Sri Lanka

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on August 26, 2019

Amalie Bruun has travelled on every volunteer trip to build in Sri Lanka since her first time in 2009. Her contribution is incredible and so is her love for the work we do and the people of Sri Lanka. Amalie’s full-time job is managing all the logistical and financial aspects of the production of a commercial or other content. As part of a recent assignment, she visited Sri Lanka and wrote this blog for us.

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