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A Thousand Steps for Change fundraising campaign
Developing World Connections is partnered with the We Yone Child Foundation in Sierra Leone. WYCF's mission is to provide sustainable, high-quality education and care to over 300 underprivileged children in Kroo Bay and George Brook, two slum communities in Central Freetown. This April, DWC volunteers started work on rebuilding the Temple of Faith Primary School in the hillside community of George Brook. The former one room school building was made from rusted tin with no windows and was falling into the hillside due to a lack of a proper retaining wall. With extra funds from additional donors, a retaining wall has been constructed and a temporary school structure put in place. Once this project is completed, over 150 children will have six spacious, well-lit, and safe classrooms to learn in. Read more about this project by visiting our Sierra Leone blog.
We are fundraising to send money to the We Yone Child Foundation so they can complete the support pillars and roof this November. Funds will also be directed to Ebola prevention efforts. If you wish to support this intiative, please visit our CanadaHelps donation page.
Join our 10th anniversary volunteer trip to Sri Lanka!
2015 marks a momentous milestone for Developing World Connections as we celebrate 10 years of sending volunteers to support povertyalleviating projects in the developing world. To commemorate this special year, we're sending two back-to-back teams to Sri Lanka to assist with a water irrigation project in the community of Ranna. This village is near our very first project site where DWC volunteers rebuilt homes after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami destroyed many coastal communities in Southeastern Asia. The project will help improve the livelihoods of 100 families in the area by irrigating their agricultural land. There will also anniversary celebrations during the trips which include Kandayan dancers and drummers, music, and fireworks.
The first two week volunteer trip takes place from February 28th to March 14th and is being led by DWC board member and veteran team leader, Marcia Julian. The second trip takes place from March 14th to 28th and is being led by Kamloopsian and past Cambodian team leader, Wade Billey. For more information, please visit our Sri Lanka webpage or contact us directly.
Over $45,000 was raised at our annual golf tournament
A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who supported this year's 7th Annual DWC Charity Golf Tournament! Because of you, we raised over $45,000 that will go towards our mission to build hope through sustainable development in 10 different countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Even though the weather was a bit wet on September 18th, the rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits! 111 golfers joined us on the green for a day of fun activities, prizes, and socializing while playing 18 holes at Sun Rivers Golf Resort in Kamloops, BC. To see our tournament in action, click here to see our Facebook photo album.
Say hello to DWC as we travel through Canada this fall.
DWC is hitting the road! Starting in September, our staff members will be travelling across Canada to visit university and college campuses and to participate in some exciting trade shows. Whether it's our first time saying hello or the 50th, we'd love to talk to you and answer your questions about our organization. Most of these events are free to attend. If you're a past DWC participant, we're also looking for volunteers to help us at these events and share your volunteer story. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for more information and to see a full list of when and where we'll be.
Get started now! Choose your volunteer destination:
Volunteer and work alongside local people and experience making a real and lasting difference. Help build hope and bring a sustainable future to those in the greatest need.
Work on a community development project selected by the host community. What are you waiting for? Meet people. Have fun. Challenge yourself. Experience the difference you make.
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