Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Working with local grassroots charities and NGOs in 13 countries across the globe, the Global Vision International (GVI) Charitable Trust manages and raises funds for numerous long-term programs. These funds are used to support our local partners with the aims of alleviating poverty, illiteracy, environmental degradation and climate change. We do this through education, nutrition, conservation and capacity building. Our work focuses upon 3 key objectives: awareness, impact and empowerment. The aim is to create awareness of global issues, have a direct impact on those issues locally and empower our alumni, be they volunteers, donors, staff or community members, to continue impacting local iss...
Dec 9, 2016

We've Had An Incredible 2016 in Laos!

Thank you for your support in 2016!
Thank you for your support in 2016!

Dear Supporters, 

This year we are pleased to share that we have built upon our sponsorship program in Luang Prabang. In 2016, we have seen a large increase of sponsored students. We have sponsored a total of 68 individual students at various educational institutions in Luang Prabang and an additional 78 students received sponsorship in the form of classroom/building rental for classes.

Individual Sponsorships

  • 6 students for a total of 16 terms at ADRA EnglishCentre
  • 6 students for the ADRA English Centre Summer Program
  • 22 students for 1 year at Mekong English Centre
  • 3 students for 1 year at university
  • 2 students at Chinese school
  • 1 student at Korean school
  • 1 student at School for the Deaf
  • 15 students for 1 year at High School
  • 6 students at Monk School
  • 4 students for a nationally recognised computer skills course
  • 1 student for 1 year at Teacher Training College
  • 1 student for 1 year at Finance College

Classroom Sponsorships

  • 35 young girls in our girls’ program
  • 13 students aged between 14-18 from rural Laos
  • An average of 30 Novice Monks

Nam Thuam Sponsorship Program

In 2016, we also began a new sponsorship program in Nam Thuam, a rural village 3 hours from Luang Prabang. This year we have sponsored 24 students from rural Laos to attend the Mekong English Centre in Nam Thuam, taking the total of GVI sponsored students to 92 in 2016!

Women's Empowerment Program

This year we launched a Women’s Empowerment Project. Between January and September 2016, through donations, we were able to rent classrooms to deliver English classes and health and life-skills workshops for the girls. We also teamed up with a loyal donor to hold a silent auction fundraiser in New York City, raising $4500USD. The majority of these funds went to purchasing bicycles for the girls. This empowers these young women to get safely and efficiently to and from school, increasing their access to educational opportunities. The remaining funds went to purchasing materials for sustainable menstrual health kits and to new desks and chairs for The Centre.

Additional Funds

  • Thanks to funds generously donated during the 2016 GVI Laos Trust 5am for 5days Challenge, we were able to rent our own premises for 1 year from September 2016. This building will hold free classes for Lao students in all three of GVI Laos programs: Novice Monks, Kids and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Contribute to the costs of materials for the construction of an English Centre in a rural village that is currently being built.
  • We have continued to provide basic needs, medical and school supply support which allows them to seize the educational opportunities available.
  • We donated large rubbish bins to a village school in support of the teachers’ push for waste management and environmental awareness.
  • Finally, we purchased the Jolly Phonics reading scheme and Madeline reading scheme to be used in many of our English classes and literacy workshops.

Overall, this year has been a huge success for this project! Looking ahead, in 2017 we wish to continue to expand our sponsorship program in Luang Prabang, build on the momentum of the new sponsorship program in Nam Thuam and continue to find new and exciting ways to increase access to educational opportunities within the Lao community! We hope that you will continue to offer your generous support in the new year!

We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017!

With Gratitude, 
GVI Laos

Dec 8, 2016

Looking back on 2016 in Mexico!

Thank you! Gracias!
Thank you! Gracias!

Dear Supporters,

On behalf of our partners, volunteers, staff and the marine life on the Mexican coast, we want to say a massive Thank You for your support in 2016! Local organizations are making a bigger impact on the ground because of you and your support. It may seem like a small contribution but when lots of us contribute for the same cause we manage to overcome many obstacles.

Here are a few facts about how we utilised your donations in 2016.

This year, our local partner NGOS, Project Aware, Healthy Reefs for Healthy People and COBI, together received an equivalent of US $2,385 which was used to purchase new, updated equipment that supports their research. All of the research that our local partners do is to better access and monitor the conditions of our reef and the creatures that live on it. The research is used to contributed to creating awareness campaigns for the local communities so that they are empowered with the knowledge that they need to also contribute towards the protection of marine life.

Partner Purchases in 2016

  • Dive masks
  • fibber glass measuring tapes
  • carabiners
  • dive slates
  • depth and pressure gauge
  • weights
  • PVC for monitoring equipment.
  • Oxygen tank
  • First aid kits
  • Underwater paper
  • Titanium Water Level Data Logger
  • COBI Freshwater/Saltwater Water Temp Data Logger
  • Direct donation to ProjectAWARE for their Sharks and Rays in Peril Campaign

In 2017 we will continue to offer support to all of our partners as well as working in the local communities and spreading the word and about the work that we are doing and what we are working towards achieving.  

Thank you, once again, for your support this past year. We can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring!

We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017.

With Gratitude,

GVI Mexico

Your donations in action!
Your donations in action!
Dec 6, 2016

We've achieved so much this year!

Dearest Supporters, 

With the holidays coming up we want to send our love and blessings your way. Without your support, we could not continue doing what we are doing for America's Wild Mustangs. During this year we have been able to do following improvements at our center:

  • New panels creating more pens and availability for more horses
  • Sand and dirt to build up our land and give the horses good ground to live on
  • A new riding pen
  • Reparation of fencing
  • A new cabin for our volunteers
  • A brand new horse trailer which is safer and won't break down(!)
  • Several 1000 lbs alfalfa blocks that make our horses very healthy and happy

Your kind donations go towards our horses' daily care, feed and hay. To veterinary bills, our farrier and new buckets, wheelbarrows, pitchforks and everything else that continuously needs to be replaced.

During the year of 2016 found new, loving homes for:

  • 10 mustangs into loving homes of adopters
  • 1 Tennessee walker into a loving home
  • 5 burros found their forever homes
  • 1 miniature donkey got a home at the Fort Christmas Park
  • 6 mustangs went to sanctuary

We want to tell you from the bottom of our hearts how sincerely grateful we are for all that you do and how you do unselfishly share your money and love with us at the Wild Horse Rescue Center. We promise to keep fighting for the mustangs every single day and it is thanks to you!

With Gratitude
The Wild Horse Rescue Center Team 

 
   

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