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 23, 2014

Textbooks for Standard 8 at Olives

Dear Supporter,

Olives Rehabilitation Centre is a school located in the Bombolulu slum in Mombasa, and caters to the underprivileged children of the surrounding area. Without the school's support, these students would not be attending any formal school institution. With our schools, our students have the chance of writing their KCPE (Kenyan Certificate Primary Education) exam in their final year of primary education in hopes that they pass and move on to Secondary school. This Certification will open many doors for our students from documented work to attaining government support and loans. Our best chance at ensuring our students are prepared and ready for these exams is in providing textbooks that follow the appropriate curriculum as required by the government.

Many students in Olives come from families of very low income. As a result, they are unable to purchase their own textbooks and school supplies. While the school provides textbooks for class time, their resources are also stretched, and the students are unable to take the books home with them to study. As a result, the students, in particular the standard eight pupils are put at a disadvantage when it comes to exam revision. They are competing with other neighbouring schools, where resources are more plentiful and students own their own textbooks.

Thanks to your donation, we were able to purchase "Targeter Combined Encyclopaedias" for each of the 35 Standard 8 students. This book is a compendium of revision for each subject that the students sit in the KCPE; English, Kiswahili, Science, Maths, Social Studies, and CRE. It also includes sample exam papers and answers. The students are able to take these books home with them, which enables them to study and revise whenever they want. It also familiarizes them with the format of the exam they will be sitting in November, which will greatly help them.

As you can see from the photos, the children were delighted with their new books, and couldn't wait to cover them in the plastic wrapping to protect them! Thank you very much for your generous donation. 

All the best

GVI Mombasa

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Oct 23, 2014

East Gippsland Shire Council Scholarships

Dear Supporter,

Exciting news! Two $3,000 scholarships are being offered to 18-20 year olds by the East Gippsland Shire Council, in partnership with Young People Without Borders, to support young East Gippsland residents wanting to participate in an incredible Asia Pacific volunteer placement in 2015.

The scholarships are an investment by the community, for the community which give otherwise inaccessible opportunities to local young people to engage in our Asian region.

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves, who is a huge supporter of young people expanding their horizons through travel, said the East Gippsland Shire Council is proud to support and engage young people from the community to access these immersive YPWB placements in Asia.

”Enriching experiences in our region will support the development of the type of global citizens and intercultural leadership and understanding our community will need in the future and I encourage all young people to apply,” Cr Reeves said.

Thank you for continuing to support this project!

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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Oct 23, 2014

Final update on WASH initiative in Yaqeta Village

Dear Supporter, 

In May 2014, GVI completed a month long WASH initiative in Yaqeta village, in the central Yasawa islands. Alongside a focus on hygiene and sanitation education and awareness, this project successfully increased the capacity for available drinking water in the village by 42,000 litres. Following a recent assessment on the development and sustainability of this initiative; The GVI team set out to further improve the quality and quantity of available drinking water available in Yaqeta.

This conclusion was based on an assessment of the community’s cumulative drinking water requirements, current available water and potential future water storage facilities. Based on the data volunteers and staff had collected and analysed, it was clear that Yaqeta, due to population size, was in need of more rainwater capacity to ensure the recommended minimum of 3 litres of drinking water per person per a day could be continually achieved throughout the year and throughout the increasingly severe dry season. Therefore, a further two rainwater harvesting systems were installed, increasing potential capacity by a further 10, 600 litres bringing the overall total of potential drinking water capacity made available by the project to 52,600 litres.

The installation of two new tanks was much appreciated by the people of Yaqeta and will increase the overall amount of available drinking water by a significant amount. In terms of future projects in Yaqeta, it is felt for the time being that all potential work has been carried out. It would be beneficial, however, to regularly check on tanks, the ongoing water situation and be in contact with new leadership as it is elected. It is also recommended that GVI continues to assess the sanitation situation at Yaqeta Primary School, giving advice and recommendations to ensure that good hygiene and sanitation practices are upheld. 

Thank you for continuing to support this program and our WASH initiatives!

All the best

GVI Fiji

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