Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Team builds better futures in Costa Rica

Posted in Costa Rica on January 29, 2020

Our first full day began with a van drive to our site at Las Brisas School, from our base in Siquirres. Our host partners, Conchita and Marcos introduced the group volunteers to Favian, driver, translator and incredible helper, and Mario, school handyman and site maestro.

Working together for brighter futures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 26, 2019

Up at the crack of dawn and everyone onto the van for a 30 minute drive and met with the family of Sok Sei(husband) and Ses Ros(wife). The DWC team joined sisters Janice and Kylie Koay and mum Kim Lew from Kuala Lumpur to provide help with their build. All was co-ordinated by Nika from VBC and contractor Boun Thoeun.

Urban System returns to Peru

Posted in Peru on November 25, 2019

And so the journey begins… The entire team made it safe into Lima, arriving at different hours of the day. Some folks came in a few days earlier even, to get some sightseeing done in Moraflores and Barranco before the real work begins. We all got together for the first time at noon at the Hotel dining room, where Josh, our DWC team leader gave us a run down of what we can expect in the next few days. We had a great welcome lunch and headed to the City’s centre to check out some of the historic sites, guided by Javier, our official translator/tour guide.

My 12th TRIP to Sri Lanka

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on August 26, 2019

Amalie Bruun has travelled on every volunteer trip to build in Sri Lanka since her first time in 2009. Her contribution is incredible and so is her love for the work we do and the people of Sri Lanka. Amalie’s full-time job is managing all the logistical and financial aspects of the production of a commercial or other content. As part of a recent assignment, she visited Sri Lanka and wrote this blog for us.

Volunteer travels in Peru to benefit school children

Posted in Peru on May 21, 2019

The school is called San Jose Obrero. 400 students attend this primary school to grade 5. Our project is to renovate a storage building to be used for the children’s advocacy group DESNNA who work to prevent violence against children. We are also working on the bakery classroom where each of the children attending school learn to bake. The profits go back to children at the end of each year. The children love us – and we them! We have developed a huge fan base- the children follow us around and hug us all the time!

DWC’s Trip Canada in Sri Lanka: Joy, concern and accomplishments

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on April 25, 2019

Such a wonderful start to our last day arriving at Adeesha’s to participate in the blessing ceremony for his home. We were warmly welcome by the family and the traditional celebration began. Jaynatha presented all the volunteers with a wreath of flowers and Lalith followed with a leaf from the Boda tree. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, we were all invited inside to light candles as a blessing for the new home.

DWC’s TRIP Canada in Sri Lanka: Our Last Work Day!

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on April 25, 2019

Everyone is raring to go. Lots of parging, painting, flooring to do and of course the inevitable sand sifting. Today we will give gifts to the families and tips to the workers to thank them for working through their New Year’s holiday. The volunteers have brought loads of presents and everyone chipped in some rupees. By days end…..

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