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...
Aug 8, 2014

South African Scholar Kutullo

Kutullo
Kutullo

Dear Supporter,

Following our last report, we wanted to bring you a testimonial from Kutullo himself on his experiences with GVI as a national scholar in Limpopo:

My journey started a long time ago, when I was still in primary school. GVI used to visit our school every week and teach us about the natural world and the animals around us. It was then that I fell in love with the wild and wanted to learn as much as I could.

At the end of the school year GVI ran a competition for all of the children in my school to have the chance of going on a game drive, around the Karongwe reserve. I couldn’t believe it when my team won! I had never been on a game drive – even though where I lived was surrounded by game parks. In fact none of my family has ever gone on a game drive – I was going to be the very first one!

Arriving at the GVI base we were greeted by the staff and then helped onto the GVI trucks. I clearly remember the excitement of travelling through the reserve with my classmates and wondering what we would see. We saw lots of antelope and were lucky enough to see two male cheetah too.

It was at that moment I felt that I had just found my ‘soul’. I fell in love with the animals on Karongwe and knew that one day I wanted to work as a guide when I finished school.

After I finished High School I joined Daktari Bush School to learn more about our natural world for eighteen months. It was towards the end of this that I was lucky to have another breakthrough in August 2013, I was accepted by GVI as a National Scholar to attend the Karongwe Wildlife Research program for 12 weeks.

That was literally the most exciting 12 weeks of my life. I learnt so much about wildlife, tracking game, the environment and managed to get my FGASA Level 1 Nature Guide Qualification. I felt I was well on my way to achieving my dream of becoming a guide.

My study and hard work paid off when GVI offered me a role as a Research Assistant. That was truly the best thing that has ever happened to me. It was a very emotional moment for me. I felt I finally achieved my childhood dream when I took my first game drive. Now I get the chance to introduce people to the amazing wildlife of Karongwe – just like GVI did for me when I was a child.

Kutullo's journey has only been possible through your support so thank you.

All the best

GVI South Africa

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Aug 7, 2014

Our two Nyota cooks; Irene and Mary

Dear Supporter, 

While the feeding programme has an immeasurable benefit on the 225 students that it feeds every day, it also has a huge impact on two other people, who’s contribution is often overlooked. The two cooks Nyota employs, Irene and Mary, have been with the school for over two years, providing nutritious and filling lunches for the students of Nyota.

Every day, without fail these ladies make and serve porridge at 10.20 and lunch at 12.40. Their hard work and dedication to the school is rewarded, as they not only get a wage, but their children and grandchildren attend the school free of charge. This means that these ladies are free during the day to cook, and do not have to worry about alternative childminding options for their children.

The food that they cook daily benefits the students and teachers as it increases concentration and information retention levels. For many students the meals they receive in school are the only meals that they eat.

The feeding programme is so important to the students of Nyota Ing’arayo, and thanks to your donations, it remains a valuable aspect of school life for these students.

Many thanks for your support.

All the best

GVI Mombasa

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Aug 7, 2014

2014 so far for the Charitable Trust

Dear Supporter, 

Now we are into the second half of 2014, it's a great time to reflect on how 2014 has been going so far!

We are delighted to share that this has been a successful period, raising in seven months over what 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.

We've seen the expansion of our National Scholarship Program take off in Australia with a partnership with Federation of Young Australians and local councils. We've started several new projects including supporting a feeding project in Zimbabwe and a Global Initiative towards universal primary education and have successfully funded several different features on our projects for the full 2014 including a new male elephant in Thailand, an entire years rent in Nepal and numerous feeding programs. This is all on top of being able to run our usual activites. 

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 http://www.gvi.org

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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