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Sep 6, 2013

New website and project news!

Dear supporter,

This quarter has been incredibly exciting with a new website and fantastic stories coming from the field.  Our new website is now live! With a greater focus on live stories and social media from the field as well a showing our impact and how people can get involved, we hope you enjoy looking through it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Our team in Limpopo, South Africa also undertook a fantastic challenge to raise additional funds for our ‘Protect The Threatened White Rhino In South Africa’ project. It was a multi-day challenge in the Drakensberg Mountains and so far they have raised £2,558.68, 102% of their target! I look forward to sharing with you more how this was spent.

  • Pez Maya - The construction of the recycling centre in continuing, recent CT money was used to build three compost containers and another part of the main structure as well as the wages for the builders.
  • Brazil - We received an additional 7 students when we returned from the carnival holidays. These kids are settling in really well and are fantastic additions to our school. 
  • Chiang Mai - The Mahout Training and Elephant First Aid Training was held at Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) during June. It was 4 days intensive training for the average mahouts who mostly have had no formal instruction on elephant health, biology, elephant care and modern medicine.
  • Nepal - the team have partnered with a school in a small village outside of Pokhara where GVI work to hold a women’s class on school grounds to give these women better employment opportunities and so that many of them can help their children study.

We hope to continue bringing you more news as the year progresses.  We are currently celebrating raising £960,051 so far and are very much hoping to reach the 1 million mark this year!

Thank you as always for your continuing support for the work we do

All the best

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust manager

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Jun 12, 2013

GVI Charitable Trust update and Bonus day

This quarter has seen some exciting developments for the Trust's projects thanks to the fantastic support and donations received through GlobalGiving
  • The Seychelles have successfully completed their creation of a Carbon Neutral base. The Curieuse base has implemented a photovoltaic system, designed with the remit of supplying 24hrs electricity a day seven days a week, being highly corrosive resistant to cope with island beachfront conditions and to be maintenance free and easy operate. The solar system works perfectly saving nearly $7000 annually in fuel bills as well as avoiding 9 tons of Co² emissions. 
  • We have also been able to close the Cyclone Evan disaster recovery fund with almost $6000 FJD fundraised. In the aftermath of the cyclone GVI Fiji has been able to provide resources, funding and volunteer labour to assist the communities in their recovery, including delivering 1964kg of dry food to communities in need.
  • Cape Town are busy digging and constructing a new turf area on project thanks to the generous donation of an ex-volunteer and her sister
  • Thanks to all the funds raised by Mexico, they have begun building their recycling centre! 
  • We have some exciting new programs now live! 
    • 'Protect the threatened White Rhino in South Africa' 
    •  'Protect dogs from malnutrition and disease in Fiji.' 
For those of you that are not aware, on this day (from 9am Eastern standard time in the USA) all donations through GlobalGiving USA will be matched at 50% for the Charitable Trust. Help us make an additional difference on this day, share our story with family and friends. We always love inviting people into the GVI family. 

Many thanks for all you have done to support the Charitable Trust

Sophie Birkett
GVI Charitable Trust manager

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Apr 3, 2013

2013 Fundraising Campaign: Adventure Challenges!

Costa Rica rafting
Costa Rica rafting

The first quarter of 2013 is over and the Global Vision International Charitable Trust has had a promising start to the year! We have seen a steady flow of donations thanks to supporters such as you for numerous projects and our Recycling centre project in Mexico had great success in the GlobalGiving Bonus Day challenge.

We have launched our new fundraising initiative for the Trust; Adventure Challenges! In either Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, India, Nepal and Thailand, these offer those wanting to offer a higher level of support to the GVI Charitable Trust projects, the opportunity to spend a week wither trekking, kayaking, cycling and even paragliding to raise funds with the amazing added bonus of getting to actually see a Trust project first hand, to see the fantastic work being done and where your donations are being spent. This is a unique opportunity to visit Charity projects so please do get in touch with me directly if you are interested at info@gvi.org

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months. For more information, please see our website www.gvi.org

Cape Town challenge and visit Nomzamo orphanage
Cape Town challenge and visit Nomzamo orphanage

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Jan 15, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We hope 2013 has started well for you. Here at the Global Vision International Charitable Trust we are looking forward to an exciting year!  Despite 2012 being a challenging year for fundraising, we saw a good growth in donations thanks to supporters such as yourself. We have seen 5 of the projects we have helped grow establish themselves independently, launched new projects in Nepal, seen one of the schools we support in Fiji awarded Blue School status, from the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance.  We have supported both Fiji and Thailand through tough times and disaster appeals and seen a large number of participants fundraising to raise extra funds for the projects.

We are busy at the moment working on new charity challenges in Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, India, Nepal and Thailand. These will involve participants spending 4-6 days trekking, kayaking, cycling and even paragliding to raise funds for projects in those countries, with the amazing added bonus of getting to spend a day on that project to see the fantastic work being done. Keep an eye on our website for these going live shortly!

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months. For more information, please see our website www.gvi.org

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Oct 22, 2012

GVI CT News Update

Here at the Global Vision International Charitable Trust we must be one of the few charities and NGOs to be sad to see the end of 2012.  Despite being a challenging year for fundraising, again, we have seen good growth in donations and accordingly impact. We have seen 5 of the projects we have helped grow establish themselves independently and will now watch them operate independently and hopefully succeed well into the future.

We have launched new projects in Nepal which have seen instant success in assisting Nepalese school children to attend school, and are now ready to help our friends in Kenya not only set up their own school but also purchase the land where it will be, once we find suitable land! In Fiji, we have seen one of the schools we support awarded Blue School status, from the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance.  Globally, our work and your donations have now helped to secure more than 500,000 million litres of rainwater harvesting capacity.  One example of how this work can make a difference in expanding the opportunities for people can be seen through this recent report from our team in Kenya.

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months. For more information, please see our website www.gvi.org

All the very best

Steve

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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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