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
Jul 25, 2012

Mr Peng Wins an Award!

GVI Laos continues to work with awesome local teachers to deliver quality English lessons to our students. Always striving to build strong local relationships and make the Teaching English projects in Luang Prabang sustainable for the long term, it seems our teachers are doing quite well on their own too!

Peng Khamkong, a teacher who has partnered with GVI now for about 2 years, most recently at Xayadeth College and Wat Na Luang temple, is currently awaiting his Bachelor Degree from the Teacher Training College (as reported in this blog post). However, in the interim Peng has received an award from his college as the best student in the class! The accolade comes with an award which was quickly laminated and displayed with pride alongside his GVI certificates for professional development, and the soon to be received Bachelor!

Good work Peng! You’re terrific :) Laos needs more teachers just like you!



Jul 25, 2012

Action for the Village Dogs!

GVI Thailand and the vets from Santisook Dogs and Cat Rescue are joining forces to provide vaccinations and sterilization for the stray dogs in Huay Pakoot village. If you've been here already you'll know the puppies we are talking about. Last week the vets came in to give the first round of vaccinations and in preparation the volunteers did a full doggy census - there are over 60 dogs in this village!!!  Most are without basic medical care or enough food.  By providing basic vaccinations for rabies, parvo, distemper etc we can help keep the animals and community disease free.  Sterilizations will keep the numbers of dogs from exponentially growing as resources are limited in the community.

In addition to letting you know what we are up to, this post also comes with an opportunity to help us out from where ever you may be in the world.  The hard work of both the GVI volunteers and the vet team are unstoppable but all this care comes at a cost.  We are now appealing to the kind hearts of past volunteers, dog lovers and anybody who feels they can help make our dogs lives a little better.  Every little bit helps!!

For now, the dogs of the village are all hanging out and doing their doggy things, causing chaos and stealing volunteers’ hearts on a daily basis. Enjoy the pics and hey, why not sponsor a puppy?  ;)

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Jul 25, 2012

Only Everyday!

Heather is a volunteer on the project, read about her incredible experiences straight from the project:

There are many things that make a typical day at the SPDY school completely atypical; tuk-tuks, stopping to buy jasmine flowers for our office, languages, and adventures while trying to negotiate walkways teaming with tiny, adorable faces. Not every moment is easy or expected and sometimes challenges or insecurities lurk in the strangest places. However, without a doubt, there is a continuous and palpable sense of caring and commitment here. I was a stranger, and now I am greeted as a friend, a generic face that is now recognized.

How many times in our daily lives are we absolutely awestruck, and I mean that in the literal, stop in your tracks and pause to drink in the view sense? I can tell you that every day, if not a few times a day I am able to poke my head over a balcony or into a classroom and be amazed by the dedicated and caring way my co-volunteers are working with kids. Very few of us have ever formally taught, but everyone can connect, teach and learn from these kiddos. One day a teacher was absent and a volunteer and I took on the fifty kid classroom. To say I was not feeling the bravest as I stood in front those fifty sets of eyes is a mass understatement. The assignment for the day was to read and discuss a poem which we tackled by breaking down the verbs and adjectives and acting out each stanza. What started as a lack-luster, tentative read-through evolved into the roar of excited actors.  We had teams for each stanza and it was unreal to see the ownership each team had for their verse and actions. That day, just watching the other volunteer bring this group to life, seeing the kids leaning over their tables, straining to hear his instructions, I couldn’t help but marvel at how lucky I was to be there.

That afternoon I was looking for the same volunteer and came upon him sitting with a bunch of students, huddled and hushed over a book. There is something incredibly beautiful about seeing humans work together and just be so vested in one another’s adventures that the whole rest of the world disappears for a moment. That is something I see most days, that is what makes my everyday completely atypical.

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