East Africa

We've been in Tanzania for about one week, and it's been quite the experience. After a 48-hour span of flights, I was immediately surrounded by 12 strangers from the U.S. and Canada, all excited to get to know each other and see what the next...

I wasn't sure what to expect as I embarked to Tanzania with Operation Groundswell. Approaching the trip, my knowledge was limited. I knew that it would be winter in Africa. I knew that there were giraffes and elephants and lions to encounter. ...

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...

RWEYOWA assigned us the project of helping with the reconstruction of a well for access to clean water. We started work the next day, which included removing the garbage and excess dirt from the water source, then building a permanent guard with limestone, rocks, sandbags,...

Welcome to the metropolitan centre of East Africa! Nairobi is one of Africa's most dynamic cities and its cosmopolitan charms, cultural treats, and delicious cuisine will capture your heart in no time. ...