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Balmoral Hall School in Guatemala

February 28, 2024  |  Guatemala

Day 1 After two days of learning about Guatemalan culture during a busy weekend exploration, the group of Balmoral Hall students was ready to start working! There are 11 of them in total; all eager... Read More

Light Up Guatemala October 2023

October 24, 2023  |  Guatemala

This past week, Guatemala welcomed fourteen volunteers from areas across Canada to work on the DWC Light Up Guatemala Eco-stove Project. The team assisted families by installing energy-efficient eco-stoves in various homes. This helps the... Read More

Light Up Guatemala November 2022

November 21, 2022  |  Guatemala

Day 1 – Monday This evening we went to Open Door to distribute Days for Girls kits. We expected about 20 girls but 45 showed up including two nursing mothers! It was a great experience... Read More

Salesforce team in Guatemala November 2022

November 10, 2022  |  Guatemala

Day 1 – Nov 7 2022 Today was an incredibly satisfying day for the Salesforce team in Guatemala. The team took a tour of the Open Windows Learning Center and were able to interact with... Read More

Students give back in Guatemala

February 1, 2020  |  Guatemala

Day One – Our Antigua adventure Our first day in Antigua was an absolute blast. From the cobblestone roads, to the culture and the colours of the people and the flag. There were many interesting things... Read More

Lighting Up Guatemala for healthier families

October 29, 2019  |  Guatemala

Day 1 What an incredible “day one” of our Light Up Guatemala DWC trip! Guatemala is distinguished by steep volcanoes, vast rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. A team of 18 has come together from North... Read More

Timber Mart Lights Up Guatemala

December 12, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day 1: Monday, December 26, 2018 With Open Windows’ facility in dire need of a facelift, the Timbermart team jumped into action and put a fresh coat of paint on the bottom floor mezzanine area.... 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

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

Happy surprises in Guatemala

October 17, 2017  |  Guatemala

Saturday, October 7, 2017 Arrived in Antigua late at night. Sunday, October 8, 2017Being a Sunday, we had a walking tour of Antigua. We went to a Jade factory and saw how they cut the... Read More

Kamloops Boys and Girls Club Youth Council in Guatemala

August 18, 2017  |  Guatemala

August 18, 2017 Today started with a wondrous sleep, even if we only slept until 6am. At 7am we had a scrumptious breakfast. We got to choose we wanted so I got hot chocolate and... Read More

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