Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Working with local grassroots charities and NGOs in 20 countries across the globe, the Global Vision International (GVI) Charitable Trust manages and fund-raises for numerous long-term programs. These further the works of of our local partners and aim to alleviate poverty, illiteracy, environmental degradation and climate change through: education; nutrition; conservation and capacity building. Our work focuses upon 3 key objectives, Awareness of global issues, Direct impact upon those issues on a local and global basis, and Empowerment of our alumni, be them our community members, staff, volunteers, fundraisers or donors, to continue impacting on key global issues independently
Oct 21, 2014

The Curieuse Crystal Maze

Dear Supporter,

Our most recent Charitable Trust event took place in August, and again was another play on a well-known game. The ‘Curieuse Crystal Maze’ was our very own version of the popular 90s TV Show set across the island. Teams competed with one another in various tasks (Mental, Physical or Skill) at differing locations around the island with the aim to complete the challenge and win ‘Curieuse Crystals’. Each ‘Curieuse Crystal’ would buy the team 5 seconds in ‘The Curieuse Tent’ to collect as many tokens as possible, ultimately leading us to an overall winner. Some of the challenges included: Human/coconut pyramid; blindfolded obstacle course; star-jumps while explaining our tortoise survey methodology; memory testing games. The three teams (Sharks, Birds and Turtles) were all excellently dressed/painted up and the ‘Curieuse Tent’ finale was hilarious fun! In the end, the Bird team won (along with some great ‘Luxury’ items), and again the whole team was able to fundraise over $1000!

The challenges continue to be a source of fun, a great opportunity for team building and help us improve community awareness regarding the work of SSPCA. The donations from family and friends of volunteers and staff as well as our GlobalGiving donors has been amazing and we would like to thank you all for your continued support. 

Thank you for believing in this projects

All the best

GVI Seychelles

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Oct 21, 2014

Thamaraparambhu school

Dear Supporter, 

The last month on our new project at Thamaraparambhu School has been amazing. In line with the objectives set out for this project lessons have been meticulously planned, carried out and evaluated. A new syllabus was designed, the classrooms supplied with up to date resources and communication channels and training is being developed for the local teachers. Progress is very evidently being made, both with the students, and with the teachers. 

Elsewhere in the school, one of our volunteers took it upon herself to completely redesign the playground. Though not finished yet, she and everyone involved (all of the staff team, volunteers, local teachers and students) have shown incredible enthusiasm, determination and team work, especially in the Indian heat. The walls have been completely repainted, going from a dirty yellow to a range of vibrant colours, complete with various different themes including the jungle, outer space and a tropical island. One of the walls has been covered in blackboard paint, allowing for the children to go outside to enjoy their lessons. The redesign not only offers a stimulating play experience for the teaching but encourages learning through fun: numbers, letters and interactive wall games make learning accessible for all ages. The latest development is the acquisition of a traditional Keralan fishing boat, the idea is to turn it into a sandpit for the kids to play in.

The development of Thamaraparambhu school has been astounding, considering how different it was when we first arrived almost two months ago. We are now looking forward to the initiation of our community outreach and training programme here that will link in with our women’s empowerment and vocation training projects that are now up and running. What an exciting month!

All the best

GVI India

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Oct 3, 2014

Tsavo Pride Rangers

Dear Supporter, 

In August 2014 GVI made its way back to the beautiful red sands of Tsavo. This time we were asked by our partners Tsavo pride, to work in a new village Ndiliau.

Just like the surrounding villages in Tsavo, Ndiliau used to be a community of poachers and charcoal burners, now they are trying to make a new life for themselves. Although it may sound simple to stop illegally participating in the bush meat trade for a safer alternative livelihood, but life in the bush can be difficult, lack of rain leads to water shortages and with few good schools in the area quality of education is often low, meaning sometimes an alternative livelihood seems impossible.

That’s why Tsavo communities need our support, we give them ideas for alternative income and show them new skills they can utilize for a happier and healthy lifestyle. This is also where your donations come in, with your support we can give the communities that first push to change the way they live their lives for the better.

This August we were back with some of our favorite people, the Tsavo pride rangers. The rangers are an amazing group coming from communities all over Tsavo these ex-poachers now risk their lives protecting their land from poaching. It’s a dangerous and difficult job, hiking for miles through the bush, tracking, often, armed poachers. That’s why it’s wonderful to be able to give something back to this group.

The community of Ndiliua have recognized the ranger’s good work and have given them a plot of land within the community to call their own.

Two years ago Tsavo pride rangers were given a donation of all sorts of vital equipment from this GVI trained the rangers on GPS, binocular and camera use, the tools they need carry out their voluntary work. The land is a big breakthrough for the rangers to be able to establish themselves somewhere and finally a safe place for their equipment. For one week GVI came to assist the rangers in building an earth bag store room. This way of building is just as it sounds, bags filled with earth make very good bricks.

Earth bag construction is an excellent way of building, not only is it environmental friendly its easy and affordable. The GVI volunteers demonstrated to the rangers how to build using these simple materials, after a week the rangers had the skills to make these structures themselves. Together with GVI the rangers built a store room, this is now pride of place for all the equipment the rangers use.

The store room is just the beginning for the rangers, they hope to expand their land making an office for themselves and a place where they can become an established group.

On behalf of the rangers we would like to thank our supporters who continue to donate to this worthy cause.

Thank you!

GVI Kenya 

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