Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India

 
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 74 donations
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Health and Childcare in Kerala
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,  New Year started with a bunch of excellent & vibrant volunteers for the health projects. We started with the forenoon session from 10am to 3pm at Cottolengo special school with arts and physiotherapy and from 3.30 to 5.30pm at Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity on physiotherapy and feeding. A...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 12 donations
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Merry Christmas from Kerala, India
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Merry Christmas from everyone at SDPY School, Auxillium School, Cottolengo School, GVI Kerala India and the GVI Charitable Trust!  We tried to write Merry Christmas in ‍Malayalam but unfortunately the characters were not recognised by GlobalGiving reports! We are all sending you our best Christmas...
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    Sports, health and arts
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear Supporter, We have been busy working on lots of different projects in the area recently. GVI Kerala has had two sports volunteers who did football coachings in Sneha Bhavan and Auxilium; Construction project were undertaken over at Vypeen island for septic tank construction; teaching English is continuing at SDPY,...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 3 donations
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    An exciting summer
    By - Anita George - India project manager
    It's been an exciting summer holidays so far on the project! Though school is currently closed, work for the GVI Charitable Trust is never stopped. Donations have been well spent on providing the orphans with great things to do this summer, including summer camp and sports items:Summer Camp:  Both the Fishing &...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Giving talented children the tools they need
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Do you believe that access to sports is a child's right? Here at GVI, we believe that playing sports is a right all children should have. As such, we have put your donation to use in sports education. Recent donations have been used to fund a local sports coach’s - Surender Sir. The school could not afford to pay...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 39 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Running Together in Kerala
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust Manager
    As it turns out, change requires brilliant ideas, dedication, hope and many, many hands. SDPY and GVI have combined forces to produce an enthusiasm for learning that has become contagious, slowly swelling our timid tuition students into spontaneous crowds of independent songs lead by our song leaders, teachings stopping...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Sponsorships & Under the Sea Excitement
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust Manager
    One of the main long term goals of the project in Kerala is to ensure that kids do not drop out of school  as this is a huge problem in the state of Kerala. Through your support and donations, we have been able to sponsor 50 students by paying for their school fees! You can see some the photos of the children your...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Lessons Learned While Teaching Lessons
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    One month ago today we dreamed of having a small scale morning tuition program to help some of our struggling students with their school work. One month and over sixty students across five tuition periods later, our small scale tuition period has evolved into an engagement system built upon the goal of sustainability...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Lessons Never Forgotten
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    In June of 2011 GVI Kerala was given the opportunity to take on a huge task. 23 kids from the North East of India, a small tribal state called Manipur, arrived on the doorstop of the boys and girls homes that we work at. Over the last 12 months GVI Kerala had been the sole source of education for these kids. Everyday these...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Coach Iain Has His Say!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    We are lucky enough to have today's update from a current volunteer out in India! This is his passionate account of his adventure... The first trip to school is really something! For those new to the idea of Tuk-Tuks and Indian traffic it gives a nice introduction and the skill of Jutten the driver will show you it’s...
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    Teacher Interaction
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    SDPY is a school set in the backwaters of Kerala, India; it is a school with few resources, and a lot of potential. It is a school housing classes with up to 59 students at once, and some are taught in a hall with three classes separated only by wooden planks.  The teachers, naturally, struggle to keep every student...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    SDPY
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Julia is a current volunteer out in Kerala, showing us just what a difference a few donations can make to this project. Here is her update straight from the field . SDPY is a school set in an idyllic environment in Kerala, India. Every morning my breath is taken away when the gorgeous backwaters open up in front...
    • 1 year ago
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    Only Everyday!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Heather is a volunteer on the project, read about her incredible experiences straight from the project: There are many things that make a typical day at the SPDY school completely atypical; tuk-tuks, stopping to buy jasmine flowers for our office, languages, and adventures while trying to negotiate walkways teaming...
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    • Bunnyphonic
      Bunnyphonic Great pictures and awesome reporting from the volunteers. Keep up the good work!
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    Fundraising Trek in Munnar
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Many of the children that go to Auxilium School in Kochi come from poor economic backgrounds, and even though the cost for sending one child to school for a year is not extremely high, families still struggle when parents work as tuk tuk drivers, fishermen or ice cream vendors, working long hours trying to support their...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Pratiashya Bhavan Summer Camp
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Pratiashya Bhavan is a home for girls who do not have the possibility to live with their family, or do not have a family to support them. Girls who stay here are from different parts of India and of different ages but blend naturally like a family of their own. GVI has been involved with Pratiashya Bhavan since 2010 and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Supporting the Boys Home
    By - Aoife Bulman - Charitable Trust Team
    Sneha Bhavan, is a unique home for boys who do not have the luxury of being able to live with their families. This can be due to parents not being able to care for the kids appropriately, trouble the kids have had at home, some have run away from home, and were found on the street or hanging out at train stations begging...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    The End of the Beginning.
    By - Ross Robins - Project Coordinator
    As we come to the end of an era here in Kerala, we can look back on some fond memories of the last 10 months. In July of 2011, we were given a group of 23 orphanage boys and girls, from the age of 6-13 years. All from the State of Manipur (North-East of India) they were caught in a child labour racket. They were not allowed...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 12 donations
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Education is Key
    By - Aoife Bulman - Charitable Trust Team
    The Manipuri Children are a group of 23 children from the orphanage in Kerala in which we help. We give them education whilst the orphanage (where they are now living) waits on their paperwork (birth certificates and previous school papers) before they can be admitted to a formal educational institution. Aged between 4...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    The sports program in 2012
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    As January runs away with us the project is back into the full swing of things in Kerala, India. Recent support for this project has helped us to further develop the sports program with a focus on providing sports shoes and clothing for children who could not afford them. Previously many of the children would need to play...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Sports in India
    By - Ross Robins - GVI India Project Manager
    With support for this project the school has been able to hold several sports day functions for kids at the school, for the orphanage boys and girls that we are working with, as well as hosting other schools in the local area. First was the sports day for the school, where the kids competed against each other for ultimate...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    A new lick of paint for the classrooms
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    This month the classrooms received a much needed lick of paint creating a more vibrant and engaging atmosphere in which to learn. Donations to this project funded all of the necessary materials and GVI volunteers lent their hands to implement the work. In addition we were able to purchase a new set of dictionaries. The...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Scholarships for struggling students in India
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    Donations to this project have recently funded scholarships for students at the Auxillium school in Kerala, India. The beneficiaries of these scholarships are students who have been identified as coming from poorer backgrounds, struggling to meet the demands of paying for an education and as such within risk of not...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has received 14 donations
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Summer school for the children
    By - Ridhi Patel - GVI India Project Manger
    After months of planning GVI have started the first summer school in the Auxilium school. This Summer school is a great way for kids to be occupied during their summer holidays. A lot of them come from families who cannot afford to take them on holiday or they may not have toys to play with at home and so end up playing on...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Sports day at the Axilium School
    By - Ridhi Patel - GVI Project Manager
    Sports day at the school is a day when the learning stops and the competition begins! When I hear the words Sports Day I think of when I was little and we would all get a break from school to go and play games and maybe win a prize at the end of the day. Sports Day at Axilium School is very different. The students are...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Teachers day in India
    By - Owen Mullen - GVI Volunteer
    If the affection the children of Kerala have for their teachers could be measured simply in decibels, then the ear-crackling screams of appreciation which greeted the entrance of these elegant and graceful ladies to the Auxilliam School games hall to watch the afternoon's entertainment said it all. But the day didn't start...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India posted a progress report
    Operation Clean up the Soccer Field!
    By - Ridhi Patel - GVI Project Manager
    It was a fun Wednesday for the kids in the 9th Grade as they got together to clean up the grounds of the orphanage with some volunteers who visited the school. The boys worked hard (such posers!)...but the girls worked harder!! They cleared the weeds around the goal posts so everyone can play soccer... especially as the...
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  • Support Orphans and Disadvantaged Children, India has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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