Author: Operation Groundswell

Sa-wat-dee krap family and friends! After months of prepatation our 14-member Operation Groundswell Southeast Asia Discovery crew has finally arrived in Thailand's beautiful capital Bangkok; a city that first the phrase "organized chaos" like no other.  Cora, Amanda, Matt, Jessica, Robert, Keila, Mike, Kylie, Alex, Sidney,...

After spending many hours on flights, participants walked into the Lima airport on Wednesday to find their leaders, among throngs of taxi drivers and hotel clerks, wielding a big orange sign that read simply, "Gringos". All but one (who arrives this evening) have since canvased as...

First off, title credit goes to OGWAD 2011 all-star Janaya Bennett. Epic wordsmithery. The group all arrived safe and sound in Accra on May 11, and we have since had some delicious meals (egg and bread, fried rice with chicken, jolloff rice), great conversations (thanks to...

Today, with 8 weeks until the official start of Operation Groundswell Guatemala 2011, I'm celebrating an anniversary. One year ago, I arrived in Guatemala City as a member of the OG Guatemala 2010 crew. Whether I expected to or not, I began to fall in...

Greetings blog followers, As we await the arrival of the Disaster Relief group with anticipation and excitement, we wanted to post the group cell phone numbers. These can be called anytime, day or night, in case of emergency. You must first dial internationally (often 011 but...

Queridos damas y caballeros, Welcome to the first edition of Operation Groundswell Peru 2011! It is with great excitement that we share our stories of one month of travel through mountains, jungles, deserts and even a jump across the Equator. As fearless leaders, Laura and Jonah began...

Hello friends and family! Kelly and I arrived in Accra yesterday, and we're currently staying with our amazing friends at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. We're both super stoked to be back, and have been welcomed with open arms and open hearts by the amazing students...

Hello! All three OG Southeast Asia trip leaders are doing our final pre-departure preparations and saying goodbye's before our flight leaves next Tuesday. It's hard to believe the time has come, but our fantastic summer is about to begin! When we arrive, we will break off to...

K-town listen up! We're going to be stopping by the JDUC this MONDAY to run an infosession. Sorry for the short notice but hopefully those of you who have already applied, those who have submitted a trip interest form, or those who have just heard...

It all happens here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=13611370596&v=photos As you know, we try our best to keep everyone involved after their OG program, yet this is often hard to do when our alumni seem to be coming from more and more spread out places. So...

Operation Groundswell has been featured in the Financial Post. A major honour for our small organization, the spotlight shows how OG has matured from an idea into a sustainable social enterprise. Click on the link for the article: http://business.financialpost.com/2010/12/07/young-entrepreneur-spotlight-operation-groundswell/...