Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Making things happen in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 Day ONE at the job site, and my team is already making things happen 🙂 Seriously, I could’t be any more proud! After 20+ hours of flying, a long road journey, and just one sleep, we were up bright and early to get to work. It took me just a few Read More…

Building up a community in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on March 1, 2018

On this February trip led by Cathy Greven, a DWC team is working in the Tangalle region of Sri Lanka with Navajeevana, our non-profit, in-country host partner. Specifically, volunteers are building a day care and bus shelter that will make a big difference to people needing Navajeevana’s services.

Softchoice bridges the digital divide in the Philippines

Posted in Phillipines on February 26, 2018

New Beginnings in Cebu: Softchoice February 26, 2018 Today was our first day in Cebu and oh, what a start! Upon our arrival at the school, we were greeted by 800 cheering students waving their ‘homemade’ Canadian flags. We were each gifted handmade pendants and then individually escorted through the crowd to the guest of Read More…

Aquinas students in solidarity with Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on February 5, 2018

Bridging the gap Day 1 Today we worked on a project in a small rural community in Kep, Cambodia. Our group planned to construct one water gate and two latrines for the families. At first we were nervous because we had never done a project like this before, and we did not want to disrupt Read More…

Students improving health for families

Posted in Cambodia on December 11, 2017

Stories of Survivors Day 1 – Phnom Penh Yesterday we visited Tuol Sleng, the genocide museum. Our guide was a survivor of the genocide and shared incredible stories of his experiences as well as stories from S21 a high school that was converted to a prison and torture camp. There we met Chum Mey one Read More…

Inspiration in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on November 23, 2017

Embracing Challenges and Trepidation Picture this: 7 volunteers, 4 missed connections, and 3 lost pieces of luggage; hardly the image of a cohesive group to help one Sri Lankan family who nearly lost everything to a flood. Yet, the hope is that this motley group will all come together for this single purpose. Before we Read More…

Urban Foundation in Peru

Posted in Peru on November 20, 2017

First Encounters: Urban Foundation at San Jose Obrero School November 19, 2017- From seaside to mountainside, the Urban Foundation group made our introductory trek to San Jose Obrero School (SJOS) early on Sunday morning to partake in the festivities of IFEJANT´s Children´s Fair. We were let out of our transport van midway up a steep Read More…

Setting kids up for success in Peru

Posted in Peru on November 14, 2017

Day 1: A warm welcome Having never participated in a program like this before, I was looking forward to the first day with a mix of excitement and apprehension. Even though we were told that the community wanted the project, I was concerned that we may not feel welcome as outsiders coming in to tell Read More…

Adventures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 1, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 7am – The weekend is over and ,hi ho , hi ho–it’s back to work we go ! Four new families , four more latrines to build. Were are no longer apprentices and now have our journeyman papers we feel these will go up in no time – and they do. Read More…

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