Friends of The Orphans Canada – 2011 Volunteer trips

Like to try something different . . . always wanted to volunteer and make a difference . . . Consider a “Working Holiday”, a change of pace . . . consider a volunteer trip to the orphanage in the Dominican Republic. We have been going to the Dominican Republic since 2006. There are many things to do such as landscaping, gardening, painting, carpentry work, construction work, helping the English teacher at the school with her class, helping in the Library, art with the children, helping … [Read more...]

re:nourish 2010- Highlights

As we did last year, at the end of the trip we collected all the pictures that each team member has taken over the journey and select a handful of moments that we feel represent the experience.These are the memory that will last a lifetime and despite the challenges, will always remind us that what we are doing is a small part of what as a global community we can achieve. Please enjoy.... … [Read more...]

Irrigating the Don Juan Outreach Centre Field

For those interested in learning how we manage the water supply to irrigate the various areas on the orpahange as well as at the outreach centre this year I asked Terry Ormrod, Canadian residential/commercial Sales Manager for Toro who has travelled with us both times to explain the process. Since the idea of travelling to the Dominican to put our skills to use was hatched Terry has been a dedicated and passionate team member. He has arranged for hundreds of meters of irrigation piping (and … [Read more...]

Day 5 2010 – BBQ Day

With the dawn of Day 5 you could feel the excitement in the air of what lay ahead for us this day. The plan for the morning was to pick up all the supplies required for our BBQ extravaganza at the village near the Don Juan outreach community centre. This included approximately 500 hotdogs,500 buns, 45 bottles of 2.5ltr Coke, 5 2Ltr ketchups bottles, 3 mayo bottles, 3 mustard bottles and 12 half litre cheese squeeze bottles (apparently cheese and mayo is very popular on hot dog in the DR). We … [Read more...]

Haiti Father Wasson Center Pentionville Update

Earthquake News Wednesday Evening January 13, 2010 - Haiti [2/2] CNN estimates that 100,000 are dead after the 7.3 earthquake that rocked Haiti on late Tuesday afternoon. The Father Wasson Center in Petionville, was a 7-story building that served as a guest house, volunteer residence, administrative offices and day school for children with disabilities. We received confirmation late Tuesday night that the building collapsed. School was not in session at the … [Read more...]