The Japanese GV team from Doshisha University built in Jessore, Bangladesh from 25 February - 10 March 2009. The team, made up of 14 students, had a very enjoyable time in Bangladesh and made a huge impact on the local community. Not used to seeing foreigners, the community were both surprised and excited to see the team building houses!
The team also had the opportunity to visit a local orphanage and Habitat's partner NGO in the area, the Community Development Society (CDS).
Rest and relaxation time was taken care of with a trip to the Sundrabans - the world's largest mangrove forest, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The farewells were tearful when the team departed. Strong bonds and relationships had been made between the team and the community, and a memorable time was had by all.