2019 is going to be a much better year for many children and families thanks to you. With donations received in the last two weeks of the year, TRIP Canada hit its 2018 fundraising target. We are now able to kick-off all of the projects we shared with you last year.
Volunteers experience in Sri Lanka. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.
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.
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.
Team 15 – April 2019 – Lots to Build!
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18 volunteers…3 families ready for new homes….4 rooms to finish at Canadapura orphanage. 2017 was a terrific year with much success in TRIP Canada’s building initiatives, education programs, fundraising and volunteer development. With this momentum, Team 14 has an incredible opportunity to complete 4 building projects in April. The team is a mix of experienced volunteers – 2 marking their 10th anniversary – and new people keen to make a difference. They are coming from western Canada, the US and Ontario.
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.
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…
April 25 Here’s a last look at the this fantastic team at work. April 24 Last night we had an incredible dinner at Palm Paradise – a hotel many of the previous volunteers will remember having stayed there on four previous trips. Lots of fun in the medical chairs! A few nostalgic visits today. Read More…
The second week involved each team completing more work on the homes of Vijay, Predeep and Nilantha. Cement floors were poured, roofs were constructed and the group’s ‘ interior designers’ painted and plastered. A number of cultural excursions took place. A small group of volunteers spent the day visiting two local schools with Bandulla and Read More…
The villagers put on a ceremony for us with food, dance and speeches. Larry, Dave, Jordan, Wade and JeffDWC / Rotary Sri Lanka, October 2015