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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

High School Volunteers build a family a home in Guatemala

April 3, 2018  |  Guatemala

Monday, April 2, 2018  The biggest thing that struck me was the differences in not only Dueñes and Canada, but Dueñes and Antigua. Dueñes is very dilapidated, with people’s homes being the size of a... Read More

Making things happen in Cambodia

March 5, 2018  |  Cambodia

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,... Read More

Building up a community in Sri Lanka

March 1, 2018  |  Sri Lanka

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... Read More

Softchoice Bridges The Digital Divide In The Philippines

February 26, 2018  |  Philippines

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... Read More

Aquinas students in solidarity with Cambodia

February 5, 2018  |  Cambodia

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... Read More

Seeing a community grow in Kenya

January 3, 2018  |  Kenya

Safeguarding water access for kids in Kenya Our 2017 teams worked on a project to bring clean water to the Kirinyaga Primary School in the Naro Moru community. The rainwater collection tank provides clean drinking... Read More

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