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Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to support education projects in Africa

A team of adventurous hikers will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an eight day trek up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world at 19,341 feet from base to summit.

Called the Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge, this new fundraising initiative aims to raise $100,000 to support education projects in Sierra Leone and other critical community development programs around the world. Some of the funds will go directly towards completing the construction of a primary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone - a project started by our volunteers before the Ebola outbreak hit West Africa. Once complete, over 150 children will have a safe, clean, and secure place to learn in.

We're looking for up to 20 hikers to join us on this adventure of a lifetime, plus corporate sponsorships, so we can reach our fundraising goal. For more information, visit our Mt Kilimanjaro Challenge page.


Help build a safe house in Northern India this fall

Join team leader Marcia Julian from October 3rd to 17th, 2015, as you help build a shelter and safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in the foothills of the Himalayas. DWC will be facilitating this all-ages volunteer experience for the Kamloops charity, Shelter for Himalayan Women.

While in India, you and your team will be working with Vimarsh, a non-profit social organization that focuses on child rights and the empowerment of women through education, counselling, outreach programs, and health services. This project will involve constructing walls, roofs, and painting alongside local paid skilled workers who will provide volunteers with onsite training. Whatever the task, you will be helping to provide a safe and caring home so women and children have the opportunity to heal and plan for a healthy future.

Click here for more information about this unique trip.


Golfing for a great cause? Sounds like a hole-in-two!

Time to start practicing your golf swing! September 10th, 2016, is the big day for Developing World Connections and Home Hardware Kamloops 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Sun Rivers Golf Resort in Kamloops, BC. Spend the day soaking up the sun and building hope in the some of the world’s poorest regions. This year's charity golf tournament will help start "Light Up Guatemala", an initiative to put clean-burning, energy efficient stoves in the households of 5,000 families living beneath the poverty line in Guatemala by 2020.

There are 3 ways to get involved: join us as a golf player, become a sponsor, or volunteer before/during the event. Please visit our DWC Golf Tournament page to find out how you or your business can take part in this fun event.


We're looking for team leaders for 2016 volunteer trips

If you're a past participant with strong leadership skills, you can apply to become a DWC team leader! Strictly a volunteer position, a team leader helps recruit team members, works with the DWC office to organize and prepare the team prior to departure, and facilitates the trip while in country. A team leader works to ensure all volunteers can participate in a meaningful way and serves as the liaison between the group, the host partner, and the community.

In exchange for your time and commitment, your program and flight costs will be covered so you essentially get to travel for free! Visit our Become a Team Leader page for information about the application process. Note: U30 team leaders do not have to be past DWC volunteer participants.




Get started now! Choose your volunteer destination:

GUATEMALA -  PERU - 

KENYA RWANDA - SIERRA LEONE

-  CAMBODIA  -  INDIA  - 

-  PHILIPPINES  -  SRI LANKANEPAL  - 


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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Developing World Connections, is launching its Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge today to raise $100,000 to support education projects in Africa and other critical community development programs around the world.

 

A team of adventurous hikers will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an eight day trek up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world at 19,341 feet from base to summit. The mountain lies within the 756 square kilometer Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hike will be facilitated by Boutique Safaris, a locally owned Maasai safari company with some of the most experienced climbing and safari guides in Tanzania.
 
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