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Volunteers experience in Phillipines. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


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…

Providing shelter in the Philippines – November 2016

Posted in Phillipines on November 7, 2016

 Wednesday, Nov. 16 The projects are coming along really well. The little house is nearing completion and the family is showing great excitement and dreaming of spending their first night in their new abode. Also, on Tuesday, we fed more than 150 children. The children’s feeding was held under a huge mango tree in a Read More…

DWC in Cebu, Philippines: all done. March 2016

Posted in Phillipines on March 10, 2016

The final photo, the final thanks: Hard working, happy team from Kamloops Hot Yoga with local builders. Here is a bit from Peregrina’s acceptance speech for her new house! Not a dry eye around!  Joy DemseyHot Yoga LeaderCebu, Philippines: March 2016

DWC in Cebu, Phillipines: March 2016

Posted in Phillipines on March 10, 2016

Final Days As we near the end of this amazing journey there is still some work to be done. With all the hands and hearts we have here we are trying to squeeze out every last bit of work we can muster. The final piece our team is doing is mixing and pouring a cement Read More…

DWC in Cebu, Philippines, second week

Posted in Phillipines on March 10, 2016

Making Cement! Happiness means a lot of different things to different people, but this past Monday morning, happiness for 16 people, 10,000-odd kilometres from home, could be summed up in two words: “cement mixer”. We had known since the previous Thursday that this was going to be a grueling day. The plan was to mix Read More…

DWC in Cebu, Philippines

Posted in Phillipines on March 10, 2016

Time for some yoga and a boat trip Kamloops Hot Yoga, by the sea in Philippines DWC volunteers on an outrigger Joy DemseyHot Yoga LeaderCebu, Philippines: February 2016

DWC in Cebu: Day 2

Posted in Phillipines on March 9, 2016

House building and Community Centre additions  Yay Canadians!  Another day of great accomplishments.  We split the team in two so half  could go to the house to start the steel work for the new floor, and the other half stayed at the Rise Above community centre to finish the wall and demo the shed.  We Read More…

DWC in Cebu: constructing a new home

Posted in Phillipines on March 9, 2016

DWC and Kamloops Hot Yoga begin the process of renewal In order to build a new home for a mother and her family, the old home has to be taken down. Interior of house to be re-newed. Demolition in progress Yoga: anywhere, anytime Joy DemseyHot Yoga LeaderCebu, Philippines: February 2016

Kamloops Hot Yoga builds in Cebu

Posted in Phillipines on March 8, 2016

From Feb. 20 to March 2, 2016, a dedicated team of volunteers – mostly from Kamloops Hot Yoga – helped build a home for a single mom in Cebu City, Philippines. Above are some photos of the group in action. Each picture has a story behind it. In the end, the team almost completed the Read More…

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