Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Planning for Sri Lanka 2019

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on December 7, 2018

Volunteering is glorious, hard work, inspiring, challenging and rewarding. You will laugh, you will cry and you will come home knowing you made a difference in someone else’s life.

Building safe shelter and a nurturing environment for children

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on December 7, 2018

Several years ago we learned about a nearby orphanage that was started as a home for children who lost their parents in the 2004 tsunami. As there is a continuing need in the community for safe shelter and a nurturing environment for more children, DWC’s TRIP Canada agreed to complete a second building.

Making an impact in Nepal

Posted in Nepal on December 3, 2018

Following a great week of building where the team took the block walls from the foundation to above the windows, we packed away our dirty work clothes and headed for the Bardia Jungle Resort in Bardia national park. Team members were greeted at the village entrance by Thura women in their traditional dress.

Urban Systems in Lima, Peru 2018

Posted in Peru on November 27, 2018

Well the first day up to the San Jose Obrero school was a real eye opener! We started off from the Miraflores are of Lima, which is a beautiful, affluent seaside area that is like downtown Vancouver or Honolulu, with palm trees and beaches right by ocean. We gradually transition to less and less affluent areas to one where the unpaved roads are very steep paved and the hills are covered in small brick buildings with corrugated tin roofs.

Reflections on progress in Kenya

Posted in Kenya on November 14, 2018

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 uneventful day and a half long journey to Kenya. Our first test was at the Kenya border where a very fast and efficient system accepted our on line or on site visa applications.

Revisiting Cambodia’s past with a new hope

Posted in Cambodia on October 30, 2018

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 was a brand new, exciting experience!

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