Improve the lives of youth in Sri Lanka with Jacqueline

Hi! My name is Jacqueline and this will be my second trip with Developing World Connections. I’ll be travelling to Tangalle, Sri Lanka with an amazing team, for two weeks, to help renovate and update Navajeevana—a school for physically and mentally challenged youth. This project will improve the lives of both the children and the staff, who strive to integrate the children back into their communities as functioning members of society. The team will be mixing concrete, hauling bricks and whatever other manual labour is required for the construction project. No specialized skills are required, so anyone is welcome to sign up and help out - jus sayin! My goal is to raise $2500 dollars for this project. No donation is too small! Supporters that contribute $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. And 100% of your donation goes to project - there are no fundraising fees! I can’t even describe how much your donations will do, and how much they will help. It will be a life-changing two weeks for many Canadians and Sri Lankans, and I promise to work hard. Thank you!
Jacqueline Sri Lanka Fundraiser
32% Funded
  • $792.00 Donated
  • $2,500.00 Goal
  • 11 Donors

About the Campaign

Volunteer in Sri Lanka with DWCDWC volunteer teams make a difference. Not just on the people or community benefiting from the project they work on, but also on the participants themselves.

Volunteers return home with their eyes and hearts opened and their world perspectives changed. They return with long-lasting memories and friendships based on sharing experiences that are deeply personal and touching.

DWC has long-term partnerships  where  volunteer teams work so we know they are reliable and that projects are followed through to completion. Those partners also guide what projects are tackled based on community need and priorities.

All projects must be sustainable, community-led, allow for volunteer service and alleviate poverty or promote human rights and empowerment.

The first country where DWC volunteers ever got their hands dirty was Sri Lanka. The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami sparked the organization into action. Since then, DWC has worked in the Tangalle region of Sri Lanka to help rebuild homes and lives. Volunteers have built over 30 new homes, a community centre, prayer building, playground and a shop.