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Students find hope-filled experiences in Cambodia

January 29, 2019  |  Cambodia

After our arrival at the Phnom Penh airport, our group travelled via bus through the city. When we finished settling in our rooms at the first hotel, we walked through the busy and chaotic streets... Read More

Timber Mart Lights Up Guatemala

December 12, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day 1: Monday, December 26, 2018 With Open Windows’ facility in dire need of a facelift, the Timbermart team jumped into action and put a fresh coat of paint on the bottom floor mezzanine area.... Read More

High School students immerse themselves in Cambodia

December 11, 2018  |  Cambodia

Day 1 Hey everyone it’s Catherine writing to you from Siem Reap, Cambodia!The trip from Toronto went very well, most of us slept the entire flight and once we arrived in Guangzhou we were all... Read More

Making an impact in Nepal

December 3, 2018  |  Nepal

DWC Nepal Team 2018 A large crowd of locals welcomed the DWC Nepal team of volunteers with a greeting of tikas and flowers. They are already making great progress on their home build… Community Lunch... Read More

Reflections on progress in Kenya

November 14, 2018  |  Kenya

Reflections on our first few days in Kenya We met our 8 new and old DWC friends (Jim, Cathy, Alicia, Terri1, Terry2, Jen, Chris and Russ) at YVR where we began a long and happily... Read More

Revisiting Cambodia’s past with a new hope

October 30, 2018  |  Cambodia

Day 1: First Day Phnom Penh We arrived! After three flights and many hours we touched down in Phnom Penh. For four of us it was a return visit – for the other five it... Read More

Youth volunteers in Costa Rica

August 10, 2018  |  Costa Rica

This is my very first trip to another country. My sister talked me into coming. The plane ride to Costa Rica was a long day of travelling but I was so excited to get there... Read More

Volunteer Families work in Kenya

July 26, 2018  |  Kenya

Day 1: Smiles, big eyes and waves As the whole team drove into the Aguthi Primary School yard in Nyeri, Central, Kenya; all of the 400+ elementary students came to the classroom windows and doors with smiles,... Read More

Student’s service trip to Guatemala

May 14, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day 1: Volunteer’s first day of discovery Did you know that Antigua is built like a chess board with seven streets and seven avenues? We didn’t, until today. It was one of the many things... Read More

Water collection enhances food security in Kenya

May 9, 2018  |  Kenya

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. The food from the garden... Read More

Adventuring into Peru’s culture and history

May 1, 2018  |  Peru

Day 1: Path of Discovery 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... Read More

Meaningful projects in Guatemala make a real difference

April 18, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day One: Team Guatemala Day one in San Miguel Duenas found us hard at work adding the finishing touches to some houses that DWC had started earlier. The floors are now finished ready for the... Read More

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