Author: Operation Groundswell

Operation Groundswell will be hosting an information session at Hart House on Wednesday, December 1st at 6 pm. If you're interested in Operation Groundswell, want to meet the founders or alumni, please come out....

The long wait is over! We're excited to show off our brand new web site and launch our summer 2010 programs to all those that have been long waiting. The site is being tweaked still but has been designed for greater usability and media capabilities....

All good things must come to an end and the OG Southeast Asia Eco group learned this lesson the hard way. After spending six weeks roaming around the beaches of Thailand, the jungles of Malaysia and so much more, we are all safely back on...

Hey Everyone! Much has happened since we last blogged. We have been in Accra for over a week now. We spent our first week running around Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in the Cardio Thoracic Unit where we were able to check out the clinics in OPD, go...

Well it has been far too long since we posted up here, but that is a testament to just what a jam packed time we have had. Since the last post OGEA through a party that fed nearly 1000 people, we went hiking and...

Due to a failed blog attempt last weekend, this is the only (and very overdue) entry from our group's rural placement. It all began way back on July 11th when we hopped on an overnight bus from Accra. We were all looking forward to sleeping through...

Hi OG-India followers, I just want to let you all know that I finished checking in by phone with the India team. They seem to be doing very well and are now on their 3rd day at the Sudhana Forest in Auroville. They are happy and...

Hey OG-ME followers, I took the liberty of reposting this blog from http://ogmiddleeast.wordpress.com/ where they've been blogging. Enjoy! ______________________________________________ Food, sleep and Play Twelve days into our expedition and once again the majority of the group is partaking in what is quickly becoming ritual behaviour – the ...

Greetings blog followers, The last week has been, to say it lightly, epic. Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan in the Sabah region of Borneo, we took an informative minibus ride through the massive palm oil plantation corridor. Due to deforestation and the massive plantations, much of...

The rest of the week continued with our placements at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. We learn a lot from each other when we share surreal experiences from shadowing doctors be it at the wards...

Wondering where all the OG-Middle East blogs are? Look no further: http://ogmiddleeast.wordpress.com/ A special blog just to call our own...

OG Southeast Asia has stormed into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and there's no turning back. After enduring an overnight ferry ride in which the game of Euchre was played far too many times, the group arrived at Suratthani. We then waited for two hours for a...

The team can't believe we've only known each other for three days--the challenges of reaching the Upper Falls in Wli, the haggling and bartering for transport in some of Ghana's most touristy areas, and the burning of all our taste buds on the hottest jollof...

Operation Groundswell is proud to kick off its first ever Southeast Asia Eco trip. Aimed with a focus on the environment, our role in it as travelers in Asia, Canadians volunteering abroad and general global citizens, we hope to gain a deeper perspective of a...