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Volunteers Changing Lives In Sri Lanka

April 5, 2019  |  Sri Lanka

Is there enough meaningful work for all of us? Tired and exhausted after what seemed, for most of us at least, a very, very long journey, we gathered together to hear about our project and... 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

Inspiration in Sri Lanka

November 23, 2017  |  Sri Lanka

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... Read More

Lucky 13 for TRIP team to Sri Lanka

April 26, 2017  |  Sri Lanka

April 25 Here’s a last look at 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... Read More

SRI LANKA: The second week

October 19, 2016  |  Sri Lanka

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... Read More

Sri Lanka – irrigation project

November 2, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

Today is Saturday October 31st,  Halloween. Some hotels seem to celebrate Halloween with parties but it is not a common part of rural Sri Lankan life. The last part of this work week was rather... Read More

Sri Lanka – irrigation project – wrap up festivities

November 2, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

The villagers put on a ceremony for us with food, dance and speeches. Larry, Dave, Jordan, Wade and JeffDWC / RotarySri Lanka, October 2015

Sri Lanka, Rotary irrigation project some R & R

October 27, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

River Safari The team took time for a river safari.  Larry, Dave, Jordan, Wade, Jeff and TonyDWC / RotarySri Lanka, October 2015

Sri Lanka – irrigation project – weekend update

October 27, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

Everyone pitches in, even in the mud Today is Tuesday at 6 a.m. We had a long mucky day yesterday as it rained hard on the weekend. Running the pipe through the ditch becomes that... Read More

Sri Lanka – irrigation project

October 22, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

Thursday October 22, 2015 Internet is spotty here. We are almost finished our first week of the irrigation system. The villagers have been very helpful and communication has been a challenge, but in the end... Read More

Sri Lanka, Rotary irrigation project: digging some trenches

October 22, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

Laying three kilometres of irrigation pipe Today is Thursday and it was a productive day. On day one we laid pipe to the main road, roughly 300 metres. We had to go through a bunch... Read More

Sri Lanka, Tangalle – Rotary Project: Irrigation

October 21, 2015  |  Sri Lanka

Travelling to Sri LankaWade Billey, our fearless leader, asked myself (Tony Gilbert and Jordan Marshall) to provide a daily blog. After a long journey routed through London, where we had a 10-hour layover, we arrived... Read More

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