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...
Sep 2, 2013

Local school children enjoy a day on Karongwe

Dear supporter,

I hope this report finds you well. In this report, I wanted to share with you how recent donations have allowed local children to spend a day on safari!

Twelve local students from the Diputhi School came to experience a real-life safari! Most of the children, aged between 6-8, had never seen wild animals on a game reserve despite growing up so close nearby.  In roughly fifteen minutes the students were treated to hippos mock charging, giraffes sprinting, crocodiles, vervet monkeys, impala, and... drumroll please... the elephant herd! It was unbelievable luck, and while it was easy to fixate on the wildlife, the looks on the students faces were truly priceless. Like twelve year old girls at a Justin Bieber show, they screamed and giggled their way through the bush, scarcely sitting down but rather jumping and waving their hands in the air, and all the while eying the animals as superstar celebrities. 

After the drive the students returned to base to enjoy peanut butter sandwiches and a game of soccer. From a conservation perspective, the afternoon was extremely heartening. One of the great struggles of modern conservation is inspiring locals, especially in developing countries, to take the future of the environment into their own hands. Hopefully, as a result of their visit, these kids will grow up to play an integral role in the sustainable management of local biodiversity.

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support for this project.

All the best

Ari Whiteman,

Long Term Intern, GVI Karongwe

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Aug 29, 2013

Greening Australia

Dear supporter,

I hope this report finds you well. In this report, I wanted to share with you how recent donations have been used to cover the cost of a range of activities, including a visit to Greening Australia’s Geelong office and grassland location, organised for the two remote, indigenous boys during the trip.

Greening Australia tackles critical issues like salinity, declining water quality, soil degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss through an innovative blend of practical experience, science and community engagement. They are dedicated to protecting Australia's heritage, its biodiversity and natural resources, putting back in a way that allows all Australians to be part of the climate change solution.

The (new) Greening Australia component of Trip South 2013 also had a fabulous impact not only on the boys but also on Desert2Surf. For Desert2Surf it forged a new relationship with the Limeburners Links project which promises to be rewarding and supportive into the future. It gave the boys the opportunity for meaningful communication in a hands-on setting where skills and stories were able to be shared. Giving the boys an opportunity to participate in a mainstream environmental project will hopefully have an enormous impact on the work they do in their Community.

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support for this project.

All the best

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust manager


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Aug 22, 2013

Breeding season

Dear supporter,

In 2012 the GVI team in Huay Pakoot organized for vaccinations and sterilizations for approximately 60 dogs in the village between June-August 2012.  Two females were pregnant during that time and none of the puppies from either litter survived past February 2013 due to suffering from distemper and other illness and injury.  However, the distemper did not spread to the adult dog population as they were all vaccinated in 2012.

In general, the dogs of Huay Pakoot are doing well.  The breeding season is in play and we expect that due to amount of sterilizations performed in July-August 2012 that there will be minimal breeding and puppies born this year. 

There are still a number of dogs in the village suffering from worms and mange.  Staff are planning to use remaining charitable donations to stock up on medical supplies to treat the dogs for these inflictions.

Many thanks from the team to you and all our donors for the assistance that has been provided so far.  We believe that this help is keeping the dog populations down, keeping them healthier and giving them a better life.

Best Wishes 

Sophie Birkett

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