A Magical Effect

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” ~ John Quincy Adams

Central America Community Development: In Partnership with World Accord

Toronto First has sponsored development projects in Central America since 1997. In 1999 we formed a partnership with World Accord, to make these volunteer construction trips available to all Canadians.

To date over 500 people have had rewarding first-hand experience working with local people in the mountains of Honduras and Guatemala to build schools, training and community centres, and houses. At the same time we build understanding between people and help improve the social, economic and living conditions in these developing countries.

Central America Development Trips 2018 - The Trip of a Lifetime!


This year we will be collaborating with the campesino (peasant) farmers of west-central Honduras who have been working hard to improve life for their families. They have adopted improved heath, nutritional and agricultural practices and upgraded their literacy. This year, the communities we will be working with have asked for our help to build schools to help them achieve their dreams.

We invite you to join us for one of these upcoming trips. It will be an experience you will long remember – one that will open your heart to a different way of looking at the world. The two-week trips are open to all people who would like to make a real difference in the world and in the lives of poor, but hard working people. Construction skills and Spanish are not required but are very welcome.

Highlights include:

  • Living and working in community with team members and local volunteers
  • An adventure that includes service to others
  • Delicious indigenous food
  • A weekend excursion to the ancient Mayan city of Copan
  • An opportunity to learn and speak a little Spanish


Dates Location Project Status
January 6-20 Las Crucita, Honduras Kindergarten School Open
February 3-17 La Gonzora, Honduras Kindergarten School A few spaces left
March 3-17 Horconcito, Honduras Kindergarten School Open

More information on the trips and how to apply is available at the Construction Expedition web site or contact Richard Kirsh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our partner: World Accord

World Accord is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to “Cultivating Communities that Thrive”. Working through local partners in countries around the world, World Accord connects Canadians and Canadian funding organizations with grassroots community groups striving to improve their own health, education, and livelihood. World Accord has been sponsoring volunteer Construction Expeditions in Central America since 1995.