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...
In a world with sometimes overwhelmingly negative news stories and opinions, some people might be thinking: “I am just one person. How can I possibly make a difference?” Fear not – individuals can have more of a positive impact than you think. I am certain that there...
Our oceans cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet only around 5–7% of them are currently looked after and conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The health of our oceans is vital for marine life and ecosystems, but also human life. The water stores more...
An abandoned feather lies across your path. It’s the perfect ornament for your hat. But should you take it? The things that travel with us can have a negative impact on the environment and communities we visit. Take only memories, leave only footprints – this...
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...
Original photo: "Boats on the beach, on the sea" by Maxime Guilbot is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Malaysia's Perhentian Islands contain a treasure chest of natural resources. Tourism has injected wealth in to the community. However, this marine ecosystem is fragile, so...
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...
Momo Challenge in Pokhara Here in Pokhara I am completing a community development internship. In addition to teaching English at local elementary schools, co-leading an afterschool program, and supporting other GVI initiatives, the internship includes completing the...
Admire the big cats, from the king of beasts to the shy and elusive. Spend time learning conservation skills and capturing images of endangered wildlife. Have you already seen all the National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries on Netflix? Ever looked at...
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