In our latest update, we talk about our recent staff additions, renewed opportunities to engage with our mahouts, details about our latest GVI Trust fundraiser, new additions to our base and an update on baby Lah Lah. Playing football with the mahouts now a regular...
If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
Morning alms round In Buddhism, alms-giving is a practice of the oldest remaining branch of the religion (way of life!), Theravada Buddhism. Though the ritual no longer takes place in many parts of the world, Luang Prabang and other areas in Laos where Theravada...
The United Nation guidelines In my reflection about the (#Impact and Ethics report), I was really struck by thoughts of how much impact quality education has on communities and nations around the world. Education is the most powerful weapon we have as human beings. A...
The National Scholarship Program (NSP) began in 2004 as Steve Gwenin’s brainchild. Steve managed diving programs with GVI in Mexico, and he and his team realised the need for capacity building in the local community. They also identified a need for more robust...
Seventy-year-old Edith struggles to grasp almost all computer concepts, to adorable and comedic results. However, her lack of eyesight, good hearing and punctuality does not prevent this indomitable spirit in the slightest from coming to class consistently. She comes...
Zambia’s wildlife is incredible, diverse, and under threat. The challenges facing the country’s wildlife have created a need for innovative approaches to conservation. Zambia’s remote wilderness areas set the stage for mesmerising animal encounters. This landlocked...
A TEFL certification could be your ticket to exploring the globe. Learn more about what a TEFL program involves and the opportunities available once you’re qualified. TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, is a certification that can qualify...
One day, a volunteer from Australia brought a bag of Days for Girls (DfG) kits to Laos and gave it to Leyla (a former GVI Laos Program Manager). She didn’t yet know what was inside, so she opened it, and the rest has been a beautiful tale of education and growth for...
A few words from our staff in Nepal As part of understanding the recent GVI Impact and Ethics report, our local staff, Bibek, Sita and Rhythm, sat down and wrote their own reflections on what the report made them think about. It’s a fabulous first attempt at blog...
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