The GVI Charitable Trust has been going from strength to strength in recent years, recording 84% growth in donations last year and on target for 100 % growth in this financial year. This success has fed directly into the amount of impact we have been able to create upon the ground, at the projects we run. The success is even more remarkable given the economic client we have been operating within. A large amount of the credit goes to our incredibly motivated volunteers and the alumni from our own programs. The programs we support have staff in place and we require constant updates regarding the work of the project ad its progress which we are able to feedback to donors and fundraisers on a period basis, allowing them to see where their money has gone and how it has been used to create impact on the ground. Over the course of the coming year we have several new initiatives that we are already working upon to allow us to increase our reach and marketing power to a much greater audience, in the hope of increasing our donations and the impact of our projects accordingly. A huge thank you to all of our supporters who have helped achieve this. Thank you. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/gvi-charitable-trust/
We would like to share the most recent trustee report from the GVI Charitable Trust. This report covers the six month period from July to December 2011.
We are delighted to share that this has been by far our most successful period, raising in six months nearly as much as we did the whole of the previous year. This increase in funding has brought a corresponding increase in the impact we have been able to create on our programs around the world.
During this period we have invested in sustainable education across Latin America including support for the elderly in Guatemala and income generation schemes to support education in Honduras and Ecuador. In Mexico we have worked with a community to establish a recycling centre and in Kenya our partners in Mombasa will now realise their goal of seeing impoverished students through to completion of the primary education earning recognised qualifications for the first time.
These are just a few highlights of an amazing, productive and rewarding six months. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and played a crucial role in these achievements.
2011 has been a very challenging year for many people, businesses and charities around the world. Here at the GVI Charitable Trust we have been working very hard to develop and grow our charity during this difficult period and despite the tough climate we have seen amazing support for our work and projects around the world.
This year we have launched our new website and increased our project portfolio. To support our projects we have been reaching out to our community and contacts. In many countries of operation our teams have organised and run inspiring fundraising challenges.
In Guatemala our Annual Volcano Challenge took place at the end of November bringing in record funds to support many important aspects of our project to support Indigenous Children in Education.
We have also run fundraising challenges in Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa and The Amazon rainforest. All of our challengers and donors have shown amazing support which has helped us to take huge strides on many of our projects.
We would like to share some recent news from our projects and work around the world:
Thank you to everyone for their hard work and amazing support.
Less than two months into the new financial year for the GVI CT things are already moving at pace. Adding to our growing range of projects we have developed new and exciting initiatives in South Africa and Fiji:
Support for Special Needs Orphans in South Africa This project will fund much needed equipment to provide the best possible level of care for children with Special needs in the Ikhayalethemba Village, South Africa. In the long-term training local staff and bringing resources and knowledge of professionals.
Environmental education for underprivileged children in South AfricaThis project will fund an outreach program with local partner Daktari the aim of which will be to help underprivileged children experience and learn about wildlife. The aim of the initiative is to reduce pollution and illegal poaching and open up opportunities for youth to get involved in eco tourism.
Education for Underprivileged Children in Fiji This project will focus on helping the community to construct a kindergarten for children aged 2-5 and provide scholarships for older children to progress to high school.
On the ground in our various projects around the world things have been busy as always, it has been particularly encouraging to see developments in many of our newer areas of work. Recent achievements include:
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GVI Charitable Trust Manager