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“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

Latest Projects

  1. Hello! My name is Jessica Wheeler, and I am so thrilled to be part of an upcoming DWC trip to Naro Moru, Kenya in October, 2020! This will be my 2nd DWC trip, with the first being to Gathawa, Nepal in November, 2018 where my team worked with local tradespeople and community members to build a home for a mother and her 2 children. When I learned of that opportunity, I felt strongly called to join, and my family and community were totally behind me! After completing the trip and reflecting for some months back in Canada, I know deep in my bones that I am called to do this type of helping work. I work as a home renovator and business owner with my husband, Darby, and we have 2 awesome sons, Vandal (9) and Larz (6), and 2 loving cats, Slater and Gilly. I am also an artist, nature lover, and empath. I felt my soul light up once again when I learned of the trip to Kenya in October, 2020. This type of work is a perfect combination of my desire to help others, my love of meeting new people and places, and my skills in working with my hands and with building.
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  2. Our DWC Volunteer team will be heading to Kenya in October 2019 to enhance school infrastructure and create a positive environment essential for learning. We'll be in Naro Moru, Kenya at a local school working to improve the environment as well as water and education resources in the community. Our team's focus is on addressing water access through rainwater collection, used to irrigate a garden used to feed children who often only get one meal a day. We will also be repairing classroom walls, floors and roofs and adding blackboards. With your help, local materials will be purchased for our team to make these projects a reality.
  3. For five weeks in February, Jessica and Natasha, physiotherapy students from the University of British Columbia, were placed to provide treatment to the people of Tangalle at the Navajeevana Center in Sri Lanka. They saw Ajith, a stroke patient, everyday. They have since been working with DWC’s in-country partner and have initiated a local contractor to finish building Ajith's family home. Their goal is to raise $5000 that will see the completion of the second floor of Ajith’s home. Read the story that inspired these students to champion this project. With your help this family can rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
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    My name is Ismar Uzicanin. I am originally from Former Yugoslavia (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) but grew up mostly in the United States in the New York/New Jersey area. I now live with my wife Kelsey, our two dogs Milo and Forest as well as a cat and four horses just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are starting a small scale farming and ranching operation that we hope to turn into a full fledged community supported agriculture farm. Though we live at ~7000 ft (2150m) and have an impressive seasonal monsoon season with regular rainfall during the summer months and reasonably snowy winters, the rest of the year can be quite arid. We have therefore begun to incorporate rainwater harvesting systems and bio-integrative techniques into the functioning of our property. I hope to learn more about rainwater harvesting systems during our time together in Kenya. I was first introduced to the well-oiled machine of DWC Team Leader, Ray Fowell's trips in 2011 in some group work outside of New Delhi, India. I've also previously done work with H4H in Ethiopia in 2009. I am so looking forward to working with Ray again, meeting this group, and making the most of our shared Kenya experience.
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  5. In Guatemala more than half of families rely on open fires to cook. This causes the smoke to fill their homes and results in severe health problems. DWC's Light Up Guatemala program will put 5,000 eco-stoves in the homes of families living in poverty throughout Guatemala. The stove filters and channels smoke outside the home. As a result, women and children are no longer exposed to polluted air for long periods of time.

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  6. Congratulations Team 15 Volunteers for Making a Difference!

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  7. A journey from Victoria to Halifax spans 8000km across Canada. John Greven is ready to cover this ground on a bicycle. He’ll be pedalling his way across Canada this spring in support of Developing World Connections' “Light Up Guatemala” program. Donate here to support Grandpa John! The funds will help youth from the Port Nelson United Church build stoves in Guatemala in the spring of 2019.
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