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
May 12, 2014

Education & Training for Kutullo

Dear Supporter,

This is Kutullo. Kutullo is a South African national who was selected to be a national scholar on the GVI Karongwe expedition for the last quarter of 2013. He had previously been a Daktari student and thereafter an active Daktari Eco-clubs and Outreach member.

Kutullo has a huge passion for conservation and wildlife but he lacked the ability to get the required qualifications needed in South Africa to work in this field. Whilst working as a scholae with GVI, he underwent training on a host of wildlife and conservation research related ropics. However, by the end of his scholarship he still required his FGASA level 1 qualificaton (theory and practical) and his driver’s licence (also learners and practical test) before he could be employable.

Donations were used to assist Kutullo with all of these qualifications, enabling him to register with the tourism department as an entry level field guide. This has opened the door for Kutullo to gain employment as a field guide, and the early stages of a promising career in eco-tourism and nature conservation. Kutullo is currently in the final stages of in-house training in 4x4 and off-road driving techniques in a dangerous wildlife environment!

Thank you for your support for this project, you have helped to change a disadvantaged youth to pursue his dream career. He can now act as inspiration to all the children at Daktari and the eco-clubs for their future.

All the best

GVI South Africa

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May 7, 2014

Rains and Mahindra to the rescue

Observing the damage
Observing the damage

Dear Supporters,

We are happy to bring news that the brand new GVI Charitable Trust Mahindra (4x4), that was purchased thanks to your donations, have been put to good use already!

Unfortunately, the Limpopo region of South Africa receievd exceptionally heavy rains during the month of March, which in turn, destroyed a number of sections of the Karongwe reserve fence, especially near the rivers. This meant that a large proportion of the reserve was unprotected both with regards to stopping our wildlife leaving the reserve and become free roaming in a public area and also with stopping poachers enter the reserve easily.

As such, the Mahindra was put into action! It was used extensively for getting these breaches remedied quickly and new fences put into place. As a result, we kept our animals safe and protect.

This was all possible thanks to you and your donation that made purchasing the Mahindra a possibility. Thank you for continuing to support this project.

All the best

GVI Limpopo

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May 7, 2014

Update from SSPCA Vice Chairman

Dear Supporter, 

All animals are sentient beings and a Centre dedicated to their welfare is vital, not only for the animals but for the country as a whole.

Animal Welfare and stray animal control is a pertinent issue in the Seychelles and the SSPCA is committed to making a difference, not only to the mistreated and homeless animals, but also to the positive image of the country.

The SSPCA is currently the only organization attempting to deal with the countries stray population animals that roam the beaches and streets of the Seychelles. What is needed is more than just treatment and care but also education and preventative measures.  Teaching responsible pet ownership is important in helping to reduce the number of unwanted, mistreated  and abandoned animals.

Building of the first Centre for Animal Welfare will commence this year in Providence once we have reached a target for donations and fundraising. This will enable the SSPCA to not only continue with our welfare and sterilization programs but to offer the public dedicated boarding facilities for their animals.  Working with dedicated vets we will also be able to offer hospitalization for sick and injured animals. This service is not currently available in the Seychelles and will make a massive difference. 

Thank you for donating and supporting this project, we hope you can see the value in what we are trying to achieve. 

All the best

Judith Strashoon 

Vice Chairman SSPCA 

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