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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

Building a home for a Guatemalan family

April 19, 2017  |  Guatemala

April 29 It is hard to imagine how much delight three rooms can give to a family, but this is what the Developing World Connections team in Duenas, Guatemala, experienced when they built a home... Read More

Schools join for Guatemala

March 6, 2017  |  Guatemala

March 6 and 7On the morning of March 6, we visited the Eco-Filtro, a water purification factory, and took a tour. We learned two things: that culture acceptance is important, which is why chlorine cant... Read More

Adventure in Guatemala

February 28, 2017  |  Guatemala

March 1 Hola from San Miguel Duenas. After another delicious breakfast at Fernando’s, we spent our final day at open windows, finishing murals, reading stories with children, playing games such as Stella Ella Olla, Squirt... Read More

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Wednesday March 16, 2016

May 17, 2016  |  Guatemala

Day 4: Finishing the murals and working on the kitchen roof Volunteering at the centre today truly gave us a sense of accomplishment. We finished the library mural and felt so proud that we were... Read More

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