Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Discovering the Past on the Inca Trail

Posted in Machu Picchu Challenge on April 25, 2018

It was an early start… with a little bit of associated stress.  We had met with Jose from Llama Path the night before at 5:00 PM.  That was when we saw just how small our “duffle bags” were.  We might have 6 kilos of personal belongings… but how were we to fit it into those little bags?!  We also learned at that time that we would be picked up at 4:30 AM!!!!  So much for starting day one rested.

Softchoice bridges the digital divide in the Philippines

Posted in Phillipines on February 26, 2018

New Beginnings in Cebu: Softchoice February 26, 2018 Today was our first day in Cebu and oh, what a start! Upon our arrival at the school, we were greeted by 800 cheering students waving their ‘homemade’ Canadian flags. We were each gifted handmade pendants and then individually escorted through the crowd to the guest of Read More…

Students improving health for families

Posted in Cambodia on December 11, 2017

Stories of Survivors Day 1 – Phnom Penh Yesterday we visited Tuol Sleng, the genocide museum. Our guide was a survivor of the genocide and shared incredible stories of his experiences as well as stories from S21 a high school that was converted to a prison and torture camp. There we met Chum Mey one Read More…

Inspiration in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on November 23, 2017

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…

Kamloops Boys and Girls Club Youth Council in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on August 22, 2017

August 21, 2017 We’ve had an amazing weekend here in Guatemala! Starting with Friday, we went to the Ecostoves factory to meet Carlos, the mastermind behind the concept! He gave us a tour of the land while our translator for the day, Sadie who is Stephanie’s sister, helped out. Carlos showed us all his previous Read More…

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