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
Jan 15, 2015

Continuing to support SSPCA

Dear Supporter,

2014 was a particularly successful year, with the GVI Curieuse staff and volunteers managing to fundraise close to $1000 from two charity events! Both events were huge successes not only in terms of the money that was raised, but also in terms of the amount of fun that was had by all who were involved.

In March we ran our first event called ‘Curieuse Monopoly’ - a real life version of the board game set on our beautiful tropical island. Volunteers and staff were split into 4 teams and had to compete in tasks, challenges and questions at various locations around the island. They could earn (and lose) cash, properties or move places up the rankings based on how well they completed the tasks, and winning the overall challenge depended on cash, properties owned, and a final Pub Quiz round. The group were able to fundraise loads from this one event thanks to very generous donations from people all around the world.

In August, our second event was organised, this time it was ‘Curieuse Crystal Maze’ - an updated version of the popular 1990s TV show. Three teams competed with one another in various tasks (Mental, Physical, Skill) at differing locations around the island with the aim to complete the challenge and win ‘Curieuse Crystals’. Each ‘Curieuse Crystal’ bought the team 5 seconds in ‘The Curieuse Tent’ to collect as many silver tokens (avoiding the paper ones) as possible, ultimately leading us to an overall winner. Again, the fundraising target was easily broken with very generous donations from friends, family members and kind people from all over the globe.

Both events were huge successes, and have meant that we are able to continue to support SPPCA as best we can. We will be using the funds raised from 2014 to purchase vital drugs and equipment for the SSPCA ‘Sterilisation Kits’ that are used during their very popular Sterilisation Programme Clinics. These take place on Mahe and Praslin island at various times of the year and are supported by volunteer veterinary staff from overseas and from within the Seychelles.

The GVI staff and volunteers are all very proud and happy to continue to work with such a brilliant organisation and to continue to contribute as best we can to their amazing and unique work. We hope that our excellent fundraising efforts can continue throughout 2015 with more exciting, fun and successful fundraising events.

All the best

GVI Seychelles

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Jan 13, 2015

Navotua Village

Dear Supporter,

In the remote Yasawan village of Navotua on the northern shore of Nacula island, GVI volunteers conducted in-depth household surveys and an extensive assessment of the existing rainwater tanks available for the collection and storage of drinking water. From these results, volunteers used donations to carry out basic maintenance on broken rainwater harvesting systems such as repairing the church guttering and creating better drainage around water sources.

The GVI team increased the overall available rainwater holding capacity in Navotua village by 15,000 litres through the donation and installation of Rainwater harvesting systems at the primary school and the village community hall.

After the construction was complete GVI volunteers delivered training workshops on tank cleaning and maintenance to the youth group in order to help the community to sustain and maintain their own rainwater harvesting systems without outside intervention. All of the village youth participated in the cleaning of all of the tanks within the village to prepare for the rainy season, to ensure all water collected would be clean and safe to drink.  

Thank you for supporting this project.

All the best

GVI Fiji

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Jan 13, 2015

Two International Scholars

Marine Conservation in Thailand
Marine Conservation in Thailand

Dear Supporter,

The program in Australia is seeing more successes which we hope to emulate through this project once we have the funds in place. Through the Council Scholarships we announced in our last report, I'm excited to bring you news that two scholars have been chosen! Both girls have been offered a scholarship on a Marine coastal expedition in Thailand.

Our first scholar is Meg:

I have volunteered with both the Mallacoota Pony Club, instructing and also the Mallacoota Aged Care with both the elderly citizens and with fund raising. I got my dive license at 12, however have been snorkeling since I could swim. Most of my dive experience is on hooker, as I have little access to Scuba equipment, however I have done about 10 logged dives on scuba.I have a lot of respect for the ocean, and along with diving I enjoy fishing. Both my hobbies have led to me having a passion for marine conservation. My interests are in international politics and the environment, and am currently studying International Studies at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria.

Our second scholar is Tammy, a student interested in total LandCare,a community based and government supported approach to the sustainable management and use of agricultural natural resources and school activities aimed at social justice issues.

We look forward to bringing more news about how these scholars get on!

Thank you for supporting this project.

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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