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August 7th: Final day at Unako and Sincere Thanks to Bill Adams, Maddie Adams, and Miles Marchand!

August 8, 2014  |  Nepal

Today was our last day working on the Unako House project.  My mind is so full of things I want to share, I don’t even know where to start…Our favourite breakfast was served right on... Read More

August 6th: Bricks, panels, windows, and grout

August 7, 2014  |  Nepal

The work day at UNAKO house began with some heavy lifting. We all worked together to transport hundreds of bricks to the top level. After that we split off into groups, each with a specific... Read More

August 4th: Visit to the local school and the work begins again.

August 5, 2014  |  Nepal

Another amazing day in hot Nepal! The morning started with a traditional breakfast of roti and eggs accompanied by milky tea that would rival anything from Starbucks! Then on to the bus for a 40... Read More

August 3rd: The Families arrive in Dang to a Tikka filled Welcome!

August 5, 2014  |  Nepal

The inspiring welcoming ceremony made our two families realize why we started down this endeavour. The young women who have been empowered by this IWEN, DWC and Creating Possibilities project made all our efforts over... Read More

August 1st: Arrival of the Adams and Marchand families

August 5, 2014  |  Nepal

Bill and Katie met Laurie, Keegan and myself (Len) at the Vancouver Airport Thursday morning. We picked up our boarding passes,checked our bags and moved through security very quickly. We departed Vancouver right on time... Read More

July 31st: Departure for Chitwan and Nepali Stick Dance

August 5, 2014  |  Nepal

We woke up and had our last breakfast in Lamahi before boarding the bus to take us to Chitwan. The bus was fairly comfortable but without AC so it got pretty warm. On the straighter... Read More

Note from DWC – Team Rotation

August 5, 2014  |  Nepal

After the student team departed on August 1st, team leaders Miles Marchand and Maddie Adams were joined by 5 more members of their families who will also be spending 10 days on site in Nepal.... Read More

July 30th: A Sad Last Day on Site

July 30, 2014  |  Nepal

Today was our last day on the work site. Despite expecting a short and easy work day, we ended up carrying bags of sand and gravel to the second floor of the UNAKO house to... Read More

July 28th: Day 1 of Solar Panel Install

July 29, 2014  |  Nepal

Today was day 1 of solar panel install. Once we showed at site, I made a quick phone call to Ben from Riverside Energy Systems to get a few final tips on how these panels would... Read More

July 29th: Nearing the End

July 29, 2014  |  Nepal

Today started out pretty rough, with a few of us feeling “sick” due to the events of the previous night. As we all piled into the sardine can of a bus, we were informed that... Read More

May 24th: The last days and final thoughts

May 26, 2014  |  Philippines

On Friday, May 16th, we are all up early although there is no work today. Sally generously offered to take us on her boat to an island with a light house for snorkeling. Debbie, Dianne,... Read More

May 15th: Painting complete and a celebration dinner

May 16, 2014  |  Philippines

We tried to have an early breakfast, but it didn’t happen! This is our last day of painting. On the way to our “homes” we made balloons from our latex gloves. Robin added faces. The... Read More

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