Original photo: India - Colours of India - 018 - Xmas stars for sale in Cochin by McKay Savage is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Before travelling to India, what were your perceptions of this country? Sometimes movies and other media give the wrong impression. Some...
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...
Sustainable Development Goal Number 5 is collectively reaching for gender equality. Across GVI globally, thousands of people work towards gender equality and empowering women and girls through education and training, access to health facilities and knowledge, and...
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...
At midnight, I came out from the Kempegowda International Airport. When I got into a taxi, I opened the car window. The warm night wind brushed on my face, and the air seemed to be filled with the taste of hot curry. I was in Bangalore, India. I spent one month there...
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...
Contained within the recently published GVI Impact & Ethics Report are numerous stories of success from GVI programs across the globe. Hearing the stories of the real impact GVI has in these locations is a source of inspiration for all of us. The insights provided...
GVI Cape Town’s Women’s Empowerment project began in 2015 and our computer classes first started in the township of Nomzamo in 2017. It is imperative to our team that projects develop based on what the community believes will be most beneficial to them. Many of the...
Original photo: "Women laughing" by David Rosen is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Women’s empowerment volunteering in South Africa, Cape Town is a step to help right the imbalances between genders. Find out why gender equality matters and what GVI is contributing to achieve...
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