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
Sep 30, 2014

Three Elephants Living Happily In The Forest

Dear Supporter, 

GVI Charitable Trust funds, received through GlobalGiving supporters like you, support three elephants, Mae Sah Jah, Khum Suk and Mario.  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. 

Khum Suk is a 62 year old female.  She has been part of GVI since June 2013, when she returned to Huay Pakoot from a tourist camp with her daughter Kha Moon and her granddaughter Lulu.  Before joining GVI, Khum Suk spent many years in tourist camps and in the logging industry.  Funded by GVI Charitable Trust, she is able to forage in the forest next to her daughter Kha Moon.

Mae Sah Jah is a 41 year old female.  She was originally brought back to the forest surrounding Huay Pakoot as part of the Community Conservation Group, but was added to GVI in June 2013.  Previously, she was giving rides and performing tricks in tourist camps, and before that she was used in logging.  Mae Sah Jah now spends her days in the forest with GVI’s other elephants Mana and Thong Dee.

Mario, a 4 year old male, is Mae Sah Jah’s son.  He is still part of the Community Conservation Group but is also funded by GVI Charitable Trust.  Mario was born in a tourist camp where he lived for two years.  In the camp, his mother Mae Sah Jah stopped producing milk so they were brought back to Huay Pakoot.  As a result of the lack of milk, Mario had become malnourished but was able to regain his health while living in the forest.  Mario is now a healthy juvenile with a playful and very boisterous personality. 

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. 

Thank you for supporting this project.

All the best

GVI Thailand

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Sep 30, 2014

Six Day Annual Sterilization Campaign

Der Supporter,

After identifying a large over population of stray cats and dogs here in Playa del Carmen, many non-for profit organisations have been created to tackle this situation. The GVI Playa community hub has been working with Coco’s Cat Rescue and International Fund for Animal Welfare for almost a year now. During this time, GVI has been able to meet volunteers from other organisations or just those who have giant hearts for helping animals in the community. One of which happens to be a giant organisation named ViDAS.

ViDAS is a non-profit organization founded by made up of veterinarians, veterinary students and other animal lovers dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through veterinary medicine and education. For six years, ViDAS brought together vets, veterinary students, volunteers and organisations including Coco’s Cat Rescue and IFAW annually for one enormous sterilization program. For 6 days, ViDAS takes over a large space to provide the locals free veterinary service, including rescuing stray animals for spay or neuter. 

There were approximately 100 people involved and local companies donated generously all the food (hot lunches and snacks), drinks (bottled water, soft drinks, juices, power drinks), towels, surgery supplies, and much more. GVI would like to thank our partners Coco’s Cat Rescue for the training, their patience and involving us in one of their biggest campaigns of the year.

It has been an achievement for the GVI Community hub to be able to work and meet passionate people in the community. It has been an achievement to be a part of a successful campaign for the benefit and welfare of cats and dogs and animal lovers in Playa del Carmen. For our volunteers and interns and staff specifically who were involved, their achievement lies in the knowledge and experience they have gained from their work.

The aim of ViDAS was to raise awareness to the public about the necessity of animal care, to promote being a responsible owner and to understand the importance of spaying or neutering your pets and also to work with local veterinarians and municipalities on sustainable and humane solutions to overpopulation[4] . With the help of all the people who they have had help volunteer, all owners who brought in their pets, and to all the rescued stray animals, the campaign achieved its goal and the GVI Playa Community hub cannot wait to be a part of the next one

Thank you for supporting this project!

GVI Mexico

 

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Sep 30, 2014

Strobe Lighting for Anti-Poaching vehicles

Dear Supporter, 

I'm delighted to bring you news of a new purchase, thanks to your donations, to aid in our fight against poaching. The team in Limpopo have purchased 13 strobe lights for the reserve vehicles to be used to identify anti-poaching patrol vehicles after dark. These lights will allow us to focus light on larger areas of the reserve at night to increase our coverage. We look forward to bring you more news when these lights have been fitted!

The team have also taken part this month in a local initiative; Rocking For Rhinos.

This two day event fused conservation and entertainment together in one eye opening experience. Held in Hoedspruit on a large recreational park, the festival presented South Africa's critical problem in a way that is easy to relate to for all generations. In their third year running, Rocking for Rhinos (a registered non-profit) brings together some of the top acts in South Africa to raise funds for key ANTI POACHING teams and rhino initiatives!

Thank you for continuing to support this project.

All the best 

GVI Limpopo 

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