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
Feb 23, 2015

Community celebration of the end of turtle season

Dear Supporter, 

“Bogue Fest” is an annual event held to thank the community in and around Tortuguero for all the work they do during turtle season when tourism is at its peak.  What does “bogue” mean?  Well, that is the local spelling for the English word “boogie”! The festival used to be called TortuFest (for the Spanish word for turtle, “Tortuga”) to recognize the festival’s main theme, but this year the organizer’s have decided to make this party even more festive, and bring everyone out to boogie on down, hence the new official name “Bogue (boogie) Fest””!  This truly sums up the spirit of this music & dance-filled village with such a fascinating mix Caribbean & Latino history & roots, tucked away within the national park. This is the second year running that GVI Jalova has participated in the festival; conducting wildlife and environment themed activities for children to fit alongside various other workshops including circus skills and mask-making in a weekend that brings the community together.

Day 1 saw staff and volunteers teaching local children about the wildlife in the national park and playing traditional games, whilst on day 2 Jalova made their presence known by participating in the boat parade alongside schools, calypso bands and our partner the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

Hopefully turtle season 2015 will be just as successful and Jalova can continue to build relationships with the community.

Thank you for supporting this program.

All the best

GVI Jalova

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Feb 23, 2015

How Your Donations Have Been Spent

Uniforms donated
Uniforms donated

Dear Supporter, 

We're delighted to bring you news of how your amazingly generous donations have been spent over the past month. 

At the Equine Therapy Centre and Sepcial Needs School, donations have contributed towards much needed therapies, resources and centre maintainance:

  • The donation helped to pay a training course on horse handling for the 3 teachers at the Special Needs School. Twice a week they provide horse therapy to the children. 
  • A wheel chair was bought to help moving some of the children in the Special Needs School, specially for the children with cerebral palsy. The chair is a great help for the teachers.
  • In order to continue with the integral development of these children, a garden was installed in their school so they could learn to grow plants and to look after them.This will benefit their development and will be able to provide new skills to them.
  • Most of the children at the Special Needs School come from families with low income; part of the donation money was used to buy then new uniforms for the new school year. 

At the Save the Children Toy Library (Ludoteca), funds raised were used to supply drinking water to the children that attend the ludoteca, Playa del Carmen is a very humid place and it is important they keep hydrated.  We also bought some cleaning products to continue having a safe and clean environment for the children that attend the ludoteca. And some furniture to safely storage the different toys and other teaching resources they have, the previous one were very wobbly and they were not safe for the children.

One of the children at the ludoteca has a hearing problem along with a speaking problem. With the money, a hearing device was bought for him to improve his life quality and to facilitate communication. He is currently also learning some hand signal communication. 

Thank you for continuing to support this project into 2015.

All the best

GVI Mexico

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Feb 20, 2015

How Your Donations Have Been Spent So Far

Plastic Surgical Table At The Centre
Plastic Surgical Table At The Centre

Dear Supporter,

Since kicking off our fundraiser for project partners HART (Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust), a local organisation that aims to improve the lives of animals in Nepal, we are already beginning to see great improvements in the care available to the local animals.


Through your donations HART has been able to purchase a new stainless steel surgical table. Presently, HART has been using plastic tables for operating on mainly cats and dogs. It might seem ridiculous, but in Nepal and for the HART team, this has been the most effective table to carry out much needed surgeries. The plastic tables are light, easy to transport to mobile camps and are easy to clean and store. However, HART have now moved into new premises and a new permanent table is required to help aid their work. The new stainless steel surgical table will be a great addition to improving the work conditions for not only the vets and the technicians, but for all the animals passing through.


Mr Khageshwaar Sharma the director of HART expressed he was overwhelmed by the impact the contribution will have on the centre when GVI staff members handed the donation over to him. The founders of HART, Barbara and Jim (UK) sent through a thank you email the same evening.

‘We'd like to thank you and GVI very, very much indeed for the fund raising for HART. We really appreciate this when you have so many other good causes demanding your attention.’

HART's work in Nepal plays a vital role to keeping the local dog population at bay as well as eradicating rabies. As their work calls for them to be in the more remote areas of Nepal, we hope that we can continue to support the centre and their dedicated team.

Thank you for supporting this cause.

All the best

GVI Nepal

Handing Over The Donation
Handing Over The Donation

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