Today is the day. Our first two participants for OGEA 2012 touch down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi tonight, and Muneeb and I couldn't be more excited! The past two weeks have been a blur of long overland bus rides, many cups of sweet...

From the Amazon of the north down to the southern Andes, in the past two weeks we have literally crossed the entirety of Peru in preparation for Operation Groundswell's second year in this incredible country. Bridging on our success from last year, we anxiously await...

Alan and Norbu spend 86 hours in transit, from the heart of Nepal to the most isolated city in India. The views weren't bad along the way, neither were the clothing purchases. We're looking forward to sharing the ride with the Late Summer India/Nepal...

The hospitality here is unlike anywhere else in the world. For those of you coming out, you're in for a treat. Last night was an epic night. Picture sleeping in a Castle overlooking a breath taking coastline. You go down to the ocean to play,...

Kigali - Kampala Muneeb and I touched down at Kigali International Airport on Monday night, ready to hit the ground running. Instead, it felt like all we did during our first two days in Rwanda was wait in lines. We waited over an hour upon arrival...

A Town, City, and country, I have missed so much, has welcomed me back with open arms and open hearts! A place where you step in, and feel a lack of those simple comforts of home, a place where the heat can be unbearable, and you're not...

Norbu explains how when he went to school in Jampaling there was never any light at night, his uncle Tashi leads us back towards their families’ home, large groups of fireflies swirl on a stretch of black farmland, community farmland that can be shared by...

It always starts with an idea. Everything does. Show the people the world. Provide life-changing experiences. Create lasting change in developing world communities. Sounds easy, right? From the beginning, Operation Groundswell resonated strongly among every young person we spoke with. With the growth of volunteer tourism,...

Greetings loyal OG followers, As the winter blues continue to torment us in the office, we are constantly dreaming of warmer places and happy faces. To pass the time, we've whipped up a quick little video slideshow that will hopefully wet your appetite for the upcoming...

After a grueling couple of weeks, we finally have a winner! The pictures in this photo comp truly blew us out of the water this year. It was such a beautiful snapshot of the incredible adventures that OGers have been a part of over...

They came from far and wide. From the Andes mountains of Peru, the tropical beaches of Ghana, the prairies of Saskatchewan and the concrete jungles of Boston and Toronto. Gathering at a cottage just north of Lake Simcoe, Operation Groundswell hosted its 3rd annual Trip...

Coming off of our incredibly successful inaugural trip, OG Peru Winter Break 2011 has come to a close, but this certainly isn't the end! In only two weeks we did and saw more than anyone could have imagined and can't wait to share it all...

"Na Sonje" (We will remember) - Haitian Kreyol expression You were sitting at school or at work. It was almost 5 pm. Time to check out. Head home, relax, unwind. Somebody mentioned something about an earthquake on the news. You figured it probably wasn't that bad....

Music beats from moto-taxis entangle with the distant barks of dogs in another warm Peruvian summer night. Just a few hours ago, we have watched a breathtakingly beautiful sunset at the penthouse of the Pisco Sin Fronteras (PSF) compound, which we have called home for...