Category: OG Headquarters

Southeast Asia

Building Our Shared Future with Tiny Toones

Tiny Toones Cambodia’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment for at‐risk youth in Phnom Penh to channel their energy and creativity into the arts and education, specifically through hip-hop dance. They seek to empower these children to build self‐confidence in their daily lives, aim for better employment possibilities, and feel supported pursuing their dreams.

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Shattering the White Saviour Complex and Celebrating Women in India

For the past three years, Operation Groundswell’s Gender & Religion program in India has been involved in organizing a speaker series to highlight the inspiring work of our partner organizations in Delhi and the surrounding area. The speakers who participate in this conference represent organizations that are dedicated to advancing women’s rights all across India. For two days, our teams engaged with activists and grassroots organizations driving change within their local communities and beyond.

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Critically Assessing Community Engagement with RWEYOWA

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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Eleanor Hein Caught the Flight!

With over a thousand applications pouring in for our summer programs, we are so excited to announce that we have our early bird winner! Eleanor Hein was randomly selected as our early bird winner, which means her round-trip flight to join our Guatemala: Mayan Roots team is

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Women in Travel Summit by Wanderful
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We’re Speaking at the Women in Travel Summit!

OG is headed to California, baby!! That’s right! We’ve teamed up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) – the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by the good folks at Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and

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The Early Bird Catches the Flight!

We’re excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It’s really that easy!

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Building Bridges: A Holiday Greeting

My worldview was shaped early on by those around me. I grew up in a suburb as an upper middle-class Jew with immigrant parents and my family, friends, and, to some extent, school largely impacted my views. Growing up I would often catch myself judging

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Photo by: Megan Sarka, Bali Indonesia
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Winners of OG’s 6th Annual Photo Competition

From the Serengeti to the cobblestone streets of Antigua, from the Spiti Valley to the active volcanos of Bali, it’s been a wild ride around the world through photography! We’ve been so dazzled by this year’s submissions that have captured vistas, faces, and moments in such breathtaking

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The Open Road

After years of running programs all around the globe, we take a moment to reflect on our journey… Get started on yours.

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Congratulations Shelbie!
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Our Shout-Out Winner is…

We’re excited to announce that our Shout Out contest winner is Shelbie Huard! She’s getting a cool $750 discount on her Fair Trade program in Guatemala! Our Community Outreach Coordinator, Eric, had the fun job of giving her a call to break the happy news.

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Spread the word and you could win!
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Shout it Out!

This year, in time for International Development Studies week, we are mobilizing in universities across North America.

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Share OG to earn rewards!
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Refer-A-Buddy and we’ll get you gear!

Each year our Refer-A-Buddy program rewards team members who educate their peers on backpacking with a purpose. Bring a friend, schoolmate, or complete stranger on an OG program and we’ll kick you back with a $100 gift card to MEC or REI.

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