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