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
Dec 26, 2014

Navunisea School Charitable Trust Funded Library

Dear Supporter,

In March, GVI began the construction of the new Library as part of its long term goals to improve the infrastructure, increase literacy and facilitate creative and physical development at Navunisea District School. The aim was to provide a facility which would give children access to books, educational games, music and sports equipment and art
materials to improve their knowledge and education.

The library project would not have been possible without the generous contributions to the GVI Charitable Trust. Many of the former volunteers returned home and donated or fundraised to the GVI CT, collectively donating $15,000. It was with these funds that GVI was able to purchase the materials required and commence construction.

The library project required a large amount of timber. GVI made it a priority to use materials which were sourced locally and sustainable, rather than relying on imported materials. The team also hired a foreman and a small team of tradesman from the community, to work on specific elements of the construction and support, train and guide the volunteers. These elements were important and contributed to our goals regarding the wider community and the environment.

The library was officially opened by the Divisional Education Officer for the Central division of Fiji. The new library not only houses wonderful books and offers a secure storage space for materials, the library also acts as an additional learning space, which relieves the two large composite classes. 

The completed library, filled with books and resource Literacy levels have already be estimated to have improved by nearly 30% across the whole school and international volunteers have helped foster new enthusiasm for reading, boosting the confidence of the pupils. The library showcases the fantastic range of fiction and nonfiction books available and the GVI Dawasamu team hopes it will foster a love for reading amongst the children even further.

Thank you for supporting this project.

All the best

GVI Fiji

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Dec 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from Mombasa

Dear Supporter, 

Merry Christmas from Mombasa!

We have exciting news this holiday season. Donations from supporters, such as yourself, have been invested into a new self-sustaining business plan for our schools to start generating funds by themselves!

The Tuk Tuk Management Business is to generate revenue to help towards the running costs for Olives Rehabilitation Centre. Olives began in 2001 as a day care centre to children in the Bombolulu and surrounding areas. Since 2001 it has grown into a large school teaching up to 400 children from Kindergarten to Standard 8. The education is centred on the Kenyan Curriculum with an opportunity for the children to sit the KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exam in their final year.

The Olives Tuk Tuk Management business will rent out two tuk tuks on a daily basis’s. This will generate enough revenue to cover the running costs of each tuk tuk, the monthly rent payments of Olives Rehabilitation Centre and save for reinvestment to ensure that the business will continue and run successful for future years. All this will enable the school to continue to offer an education that provides their students with a brighter future.

These tuk tuks have been funded through the GVI Charitable Trust from donations and are now registered to Stevens, the Head of Olives Rehabilitation Centre. 

We hope you are as excited by this as we are! It is a great chance for the School to move forward. 

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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Dec 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from Huay Pakoot

Dear Supporter,

Merry Christmas from everyone at GVI Huay Pakoot and the GVI Charitable Trust

What a year for our elephants! Thanks to your support and donations, our three elephants, Mae Sah Jah, Khum Suk and Mario have thrived in the forest. These three elephants have been taken from the tourism industry and are now able to live their lives in the forest surrounding the village of Huay Pakoot, thanks to you. The funding from GVI Charitable Trust directly provides these three elephants with an opportunity to escape the tourist industry and live their lives as elephants should, roaming and foraging in the forest. 

We also managed to start on the elephant clinic this year, as well as providing more Mahouts with basic Elephant first aid training, in memory on Songkran. 

We have also seen our Biodiversity Assessment Surveys thrive! The purpose of these surveys is to gain a better understanding of what wildlife exists in our forest, especially as the surrounding area hasn’t yet been studied. The forests in Northern Thailand were once rich in biodiversity; unfortunately, due to the human impact on the environment, this has decreased mainly due to settlement, agriculture and hunting. Northern Thailand is still very much an under researched region, giving us an ideal opportunity to perhaps either discover new and rare species, or animal behaviors. A long-term aim is to educate the villagers and volunteers on the area’s biodiversity in order to help preserve forest ecosystems.

We sincerely hope, with your support, that this project continues to grow into 2015. The more funds we can bring in, the more elephants we can rescue from horrific circumstances and reintroduce back into a natural habitat, so thank you!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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