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 22, 2012

GVI CT National Scholarships Program Update

The Global Vision International National Scholarship program helps assist young people with disadvantaged backgrounds to access further training and opportunities to help and develop the skills necessary to help not only themselves but their communities and environments. The program has grown in reputation and we have been fortunate enough to be able to expand this program, through the hard work of our staff team, fundraisers and donors. Thank you all so much.

We have seen students sponsored through higher education in Guatemala returning to the communities as teachers, started a new scholarship program in Nepal, and expanded our programs in South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, Fiji and India. As examples, in India alone we were able to fund 71 scholarships for schoolchildren to attend school and access primary education, 50 of which were young girls, and all of which could otherwise not attended school. This year we have seen donations and our ability to assist young people in the UK, US and  Australia also increase and we have plans to announce new partnerships in 2013 to help us access additional funds for these countries and expand the work at a time when we feel training and experience for young people is vital given the high rates of unemployment for young people.

We need funds more than ever to keep expanding this project and any and all help you are able to offer will be very welcomed. Thank you so much for your support in the past, from the GVI CT and all of the scholars who have benefitted from the training and experience.

For more information about our work, please see our website www.gvi.org

All the very best

Steve

Oct 22, 2012

October Updates

This year´s harvests have once again been very poor unfortunately and much is being relied upon a good coffee harvest later in the year to help this issue. Inclement weather has also played its part and food is very scarce. It is hoped we can prepare for 2013 with some more donations in the bank to head of potential hunger and food shortages so that we can at least feed the children daily with rice and beans and fruit which is so important. For only $1000 a month, this is possible and heads off a potential food crisis in the region would be awful.

The more donations we can get, the more we can a) implement a regular food program and b) introduce alternative farming techniques which aren't so susceptible to changes in climate, as we have seen recently. Discussions will be held with the communtiy before the next year's crop cycle and we will go from there, depending on the available funds we have.

As you know, by providing the farmers with seeds will help them feed their families and communities, with wide ranging benefits affected over 1000 people. Thank you once again for all of your kind donations which are helping this cause.

Oct 16, 2012

Little Daffodils English Boarding School

In the past week we have been making regular visits to a little school in a rural community by the name of Pame (30 minutes outside of Pokhara) to discuss and organize volunteers helping out in classrooms and with general projects on the school grounds.  Lekhnath, a local teacher, set up the Little Daffodils English Boarding School 18 years ago as he could see a good education was far out of reach for the people in this community.  He has managed to keep school fees down and transport to and from affordable.  At some times this has meant he has had to pay out of his own pocket to keep the school running.  The buildings are in disrepair and could certainly use a good lick of paint.

We took our first teaching volunteer into the school with us on Thursday and spent most of the day attending classes and teaching a few.  We were met with huge smiles from the children and warm greetings from the teachers.

Our aim is to first help the current students with their English fluency by introducing practice activities in their English classes to get them talking more.  In the process we hope to show the local teachers how they could apply these practise activities to their other classes.  Our volunteers will be teaching alongside the local teachers and holding regular workshops with them to bring new ideas into the school.                                   

In just the few days that we have spent there, we have been approached by several teachers who have tried to spend their free time practising their conversational English with us.  This has been very encouraging for our hopes for this project.

Most of the teachers are from this community and many of the women were housewives before Lekhnath hired them to teach his classes.  He has tried wherever possible to supply employment to local people who also have family here.    We believe that GVI’s presence in this school will benefit not only the students and teachers, but also their families nearby as our project develops.  Helping with supplying teaching techniques for English will eventually mean the school will be self-sufficient with a more advanced English program.

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