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 1, 2014

Books for the school

Dear Supporter,

This month we had a wonderful visit from our friends Lola and Indie. Lola and Indie are from Colorado and decided that they would raise money to buy school supplies buy saving their weekly allowance. Direction and the students at Mal Pais public school enjoyed receiving the school supplies and were grateful for Lola and Indie's generosity and thoughtfulness. We also visited the projects pre-school with Lola and Indie, who had also bought with their allowance reading books that they had enjoyed as youngsters. The children and volunteers were thrilled to receive them and look froward to reading them and finding out why Lola and Indie enjoyed them so much. 
The project would like to formally thank Lola and Indie for showing such generosity and at such a young age! 
Our community doesn't have a library and books are difficult to find or buy, it really is a treat to be gifted books that can be enjoyed over and over again!
Thanks for supporting this project.
All the best
Sonya Danchik

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Jul 1, 2014

Trip South 2014 - Selected Youth

Dear Supporter, 

It's that time of the year! The approaching trip – Trip South 2014 – involves two twelve year old boys from a remote, indigenous community in the Northern Territory travelling to Victoria to surf and to engage in cultural exchange activities.

The two boys – Gregory and Victor - were selected for Trip South 2014 based on the following criteria:

  • They demonstrated enthusiasm and initiative when they participated in stand up paddling sessions with Desert2Surf at Ranyon Gorge.
  • Due to geographical isolation they are seriously disadvantaged in terms of access to and availability of recreational and sporting opportunities. Ranyon Gorge is a stunning water hole approximately 35 kilometers from Minyerri Community where the boys live and attend school. Minyerri Community lies 273 kilometers south-east of Katherine, the nearest main town and regional centre for the Rivers District.
  • The boys are excellent students whose school attendance is impeccable and who try their very best with all their school work.

Part of the Trip South 2014 planning is that Gregory’s mother, Maryanne, will accompany the boys. Maryanne is an exemplary Community member. Gregory’s father is in line to be an Elder of his Community. Both have jobs and hold positions of responsibility within the Minyerri Community. They model excellent family and community values. Maryanne has never flown in an aeroplane or travelled outside of the Northern Territory.

The Minyerri Council is very supportive of Desert2Surf and welcomes the opportunities it provides to Minyerri Community members. As well as facilitating communication between Desert2Surf and the trip participants during the planning phase, it also provides essential logistical support when trips are running. 

As well as teaching trip participants to surf, Desert2Surf provides experiences which mainstream children take for granted. Ultimately Desert2Surf aims to build the capacity of remote and disadvantaged indigenous youth by building their self-confidence and physical skills while nurturing their leadership qualities. 

Thank you for giving Gregory and Victor this opportunity.

All the best

Desert2Suft & GVI Charitable Trust

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Jul 1, 2014

Another Year In Paradise

Dear Supporter,

Fantastic news! Thanks to you, our donors, we have raised enough funds to cover a year's rent at Children's Paradise Pre-School and Child Care Centre! This has allowed the school to expand and admit more students, therefore increasing the schools income and raising awareness of special needs in Nepal. 

As the last school year drew to a close, the principal of the school faced a difficult choice. Three of her students in class two (the final grade at the school) were set to move on to mainstream school, however that was not possible as they all had special needs. In Nepal, children and adults with special needs are not accepted into society and are usually punished for their disability; so no school would take these children. Buntty desperately wanted to keep the children but she simply did not have the space.  A solution to the problem would be for Buntty to move out of the school (she and her family occupied the 1st floor and the school was on the ground floor), in order to make way for 4 more classrooms upstairs, meaning that the special needs children could continue their education at the school. The only problem was that Buntty could not afford to rent another house as well as the school building.

Thankfully, the donation came just in time! Freeing the rent from Buntty allowed her family to move out of the school building and freed up all the extra classrooms!

The school is now over two floors. Downstairs are classrooms for the nursery class, toddlers play room, a sleeping room and a brand new sensory room for the special needs children who cannot go into normal class. And upstairs houses Lower Kindergarten, Upper Kindergarten and most importantly, class 3 with our three special boys! It is now possible to educate these boys all the way up to class 10 so they can obtain their School Leaving Certificate which is such a vital educational achievement in Nepal.

If the school did not receive this donation, these three boys would not have access to an education. Without Children's Paradise and without this donation, there would be no school for them to attend, no extra support which all of them need so desperately and no chance of a successful future. 

Thank you for making this happen.

All the best

GVI Nepal

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