Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Building a better school for Peru’s children

Posted in Peru on March 20, 2017 by ROI Media Works Corp

March 20 Today is Sara’s birthday and her first day on the work site since she just arrived in Peru on the weekend. We left for the work site later than usual, as we had heard that the grocery store down the street would have water at 8 a.m. We arrived there around 7:45, 15 Read More…

Schools join for Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on March 6, 2017 by ROI Media Works Corp

March 6 and 7 On the morning of March 6, we visited the Eco-Filtro, a water purification factory, and took a tour. We learned two things: that culture acceptance is important, which is why chlorine cant be used to purify water in Guatemala (where people dislike the smell and the taste) and that silver can Read More…

Hot sun, warm hearts in India

Posted in India on by ROI Media Works Corp

March 14 The water harvesting dam is starting to take shape. After a two-day break in Udaipur, we were ready to return to our regular jobs of cement mixing, mortar transfer, transferring rock 50 metres from the pit to the dam site. The rock breaking team, equipped with a large prybar and a 20-lb sledge Read More…

Adventure in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on February 28, 2017 by ROI Media Works Corp

March 1 Hola from San Miguel Duenas. After another delicious breakfast at Fernando’s, we spent our final day at open windows, finishing murals, reading stories with children, playing games such as Stella Ella Olla, Squirt and other hand-clapping games. Later on we visited a family in the community to drop off an EcoFiltro we purchased Read More…

Smiles greet volunteers to Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on January 30, 2017 by ROI Media Works Corp

Feb. 4 Today, Saturday February 4, the students started the day by going to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The temple is one of the seven wonders of the world and built entirely from stone. After a very sunny morning spent there, we enjoyed lunch at a Khmer restaurant. The girls had Read More…

Setting the stage for a lodge in Rwanda

Posted in Rwanda on November 30, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

Aug. 25 Last day, plus celebratory dinner earlier in the week Rwanda, Kigali – August 25 Last day to “get ‘er done” and then a special dinner. The team was working hard to get the last stretch of wire fence installed. After a long day at the work site, the team went out for a Read More…

Providing shelter in the Philippines – November 2016

Posted in Phillipines on November 7, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

 Wednesday, Nov. 16 The projects are coming along really well. The little house is nearing completion and the family is showing great excitement and dreaming of spending their first night in their new abode. Also, on Tuesday, we fed more than 150 children. The children’s feeding was held under a huge mango tree in a Read More…

Building schools in Nepal

Posted in Nepal on October 21, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

October 31 Can this get any better?! The elephant safari was undescribable, I’m still gushing! We met our elephant Champakali and her faend (driver) Gobiend. To get on Champakali, we mount from these towers, four people to an elephant. Their ‘tack’ has two thick pads (matresses) and a metal square frame to sit and the Read More…

Participant Thoughts

Posted in Cambodia on October 19, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

December 12: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scraping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished off the dream home and it was another day full of song, dance and thatching. After only one day on Read More…

Huancayo, Peru: August 2010 – The Project

Posted in Peru on by ROI Media Works Corp

On our first day in Huancayo, we took two taxis to go see the job site. We weren’t able to work yet because we all needed a day to acclimatize. We rode through city center and out into the outskirts where the road turned to dirt and rocks, with fewer and fewer buildings. The job Read More…

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