Hello friends and family! After long flights and trotro rides, the majority of the group has finally arrived in Ghana, and are currently in Kumasi. We spent our first night in Accra at a pretty sweet place right on the Atlantic coast. Then the next day,...

I can´t believe how quickly the trip has gone by! Given that we haven’t been all that good at writing blogs (!) , why don’t I do a quick recap of our past five weeks! (I´m sure you´ll hear more details upon our return!) Our first...

If you listen quietly, you will hear the buzz of anticipation stirring in members of Team OGWAM; from across Canada, the United States, Scotland and Nigeria, we are setting down our passports and travel visas on our desks perhaps to have them readily accessible, or...

Greetings blog followers, We've received lots of feedback from families, friends and other Operation Groundswell participants saying how interested they are in our activities and how they're avidly following our blog. We're incredibly happy and proud to be sharing our accomplishments with everyone through the magic...

Greetings All! Since leaving Ouagadougou, we got our visas extended in Bobo-Dioulasso, a more laid back city whose main pest is that it plays host to quite a lot of mosquitoes. More importantly, however, its Grand Marche (central market) is very serene, if there exists...

Hi all Guatemala followers, Just wanted to give you a quick update. I spoke with the team yesterday and all seems to be doing well still. They will be giving a full blog post soon but for now please know that they are all safe and...

Its been just over three weeks and I am officially in love with East Africa! The trip planning is going incredibly well. After Landing in Nairobi I was met by our Host from North Maragoli who showed me around the city. While in Nairobi I...

As the days continue to roll by, we have much to report about all of our accomplishments. The day after our last update, we were joined by our friend Isaac for a shocking trip to the garbage dump. Home to some 1,000+ families, the dump was...

After visiting the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and spending several relaxing days in Siem Reap, the group is now in Phnom Penh beginning our second major volunteer section. We began our time here in the Cambodian capital with a visit to the Tuol Sleng...

Today the group had the privilege to experience the marvels of Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century, it is one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. Here are a few photos that hopefully do it justice: The group will be heading for...

Hi faithful followers, David Berkal here, writing from OG-central. I have just touched base with Dima and Jonathan, our two Guatemala trip leaders and they have asked that I post for them. You may have seen on the news that there have been some torrential rains...

We're writing from Ouagadougou, by far the coolest name for a capital city anywhere in the world. The past 24 hours, we have been enjoying such ridiculous city-life amenities as baguette salesmen walking the streets and a supermarket that actually sells twix and mars...

After almost 24 hours of bouncing from bus to bus and crossing borders, the group has finally arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the second leg of our journey. Spending the last day feasting on Mexican food and lounging by the pool, the group is...

Greetings from Kumasi, the jewel of the Ashanti crown! We've had quite a time scouting out a place to stay in Accra and have thoroughly enjoyed getting more familiar with Kumasi these past few days. Today we met with the head of Sinapi Aba Trust,...

They say it took thousands of years to achieve flight. On OG SE Asia Discovery 2010, it only took us a few days. Leaving early in the morning from Chiang Mai, the group drove out to a rural village in the nearby mountains. Featured on...