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...
Feb 14, 2017

Community Development Centre Carnival!

Ready for the carnival!
Ready for the carnival!

Dear Supporters, 

The New Light Foundation’s Community Development Centre (CDC) for Burmese children is one of our 5 partners organisations that we are aiming to support through this project. 

The CDC has been in Ban Nam Khem since April 2006 and it aims to be recognised by the Ministry of Education as a bilingual school. Our partnership with the CDC began three years ago. Since then, we have worked towards their goal by regularly teaching English to three classes, four times a week. They also have a Youth Potential Development program which sets out to give teens the all-round development needed to become a role model in the local community. Our conservation and healthcare programs aid this cause by teaching P5 and P6 classes the importance of caring for yourself and the environment. We are now hoping to expand this partnership through fundraising! 

The Carnival

For the local carnival, we decided to host a morning of fun activities to engage the children!

Students had the choice of 5 fairground games to try their luck at; the beanbag toss, hoopla, cup ping-pong, the pair’s game, and a coconut shy- not to mention the Treasure Island which all of our students (and even some teachers!) had a go at. The fun did not end there, we also had some talented volunteers doing face painting!  

It was heartening to see the CDC staff work so joyfully alongside our volunteer’s; embodying all of what we set out to achieve with this partnership by integrating the Burmese population into society. The carnival also acted as a brilliant way to inspire the volunteers. Showing them how each person’s individual talents could be used to impact the lives of the people we work with. A perfect incarnation of this was produced, in the form of a mural. This meant the children and volunteers got to leave their mark of the day both figuratively and literally, by way of a hand print. The painting served as a great means of commemorating the carnival and celebrating the long lasting partnership of CDC and GVI.

We look forward to growing this partnership with your help in 2017!

With Gratitude
GVI Thailand

Fun and Games
Fun and Games
Hand Print Mural
Hand Print Mural
Feb 11, 2017

Karongwe Rhinos Remain Protected

Your support ensures a safe future for this young!
Your support ensures a safe future for this young!

Dear Supporters, 

Rhino poaching remains a constant threat as the number of rhinos killed rises. The driving force behind this merciless killing being a preposterous belief that rhino horn serves as a miracle medicine. As the number of rhinos around the world declines, the value for their horns rises. Currently, rhino horn is more valuable than gold, adding to the illegal desire of poaching circles. While the eyes of the world look at the larger reserves, like Kruger National Park, efforts in smaller reserves remain of the utmost importance, as all rhinos need to be valued and protected.

Currently, rhino horn is more valuable than gold, adding to the illegal desire of poaching circles. While the eyes of the world look at the larger reserves, like Kruger National Park, efforts in smaller reserves remain of the utmost importance, as all rhinos need to be valued and protected.

While the eyes of the world look at the larger reserves, like Kruger National Park, efforts in smaller reserves remain of the utmost importance, as all rhinos need to be valued and protected.

The new anti-poaching vehicle prevails

Currently, Karongwe’s anti-poaching efforts involve random patrols along the fence line conducted by the anti-poaching team, lodges and private camps on the reserve. These drives serve as a proactive measure establishing our continuous presence on the reserve, preventing potential encounters from poachers. With the addition of the new anti-poaching vehicle, purchased with your generous donations, the presence of our anti-poaching unit has been constant and vigilant. 

This increased effort has proved effective as fortunately none of our rhinos were poached during 2016. The positive impacts observed through the addition of a single vehicle are all thanks to those who have donated, demonstrating their commitment to saving and protecting these precious individuals.

Future plans

Future donations will be put towards equipment upgrades to ensure that our current success is maintained. Often poachers will enter a reserve fully armed. These individuals do not necessarily carry weapons to harm people but if threatened the potential for human harm is real. We are hoping to raise funds to be able to equip the on-site anti-poaching team with bullet proof vests, as these are the men on the front line against poachers.

With gratitude,
GVI Limpopo

Feb 7, 2017

Next Step of the Jalova Base Upgrades

The new rainwater tank in action!
The new rainwater tank in action!

Dear Supporters, 

Last year we were able to purchase a solar power system for our Jalova Base using donation! What an amazing achievement and thank you for your support. 

Our team in Jalova has been very busy with fundraising locally for our carbon fund. Last year they started a t-shirt selling project and they were able to raise $400 which was used to buy a water collection system for the base. The benefits of the rainwater harvesting system are that we can collect water that we can then treat and use for consumption. This will cut down on us having to use power, traditionally a generator, to run the pump which gives us water. 

They will continue with this local fundraising and we are hoping that in the coming months we will be able to move on to the next stage of our base transformation. 

The next steps in the converting the base to a carbon neutral base is implementing our plan for water treatment and solid waste disposal. 

Water Treatment

Currently, the wastewater from the base is drained and seeps into the sand that is located only 100 metres away. In order to mitigate this, we have a plan to build bio-gardens. The bio-gardens will work as a filter for the grey- waters, treating it before it is filtered back into the ground. 

Solid Waste Disposal 

The solid waste is divided into organic (composting and non-composting) and inorganic (recyclable and non-recyclable) waste.  We need to improve our compost area and create a better storage system in order to keep the animals away from the waste while we are waiting for it to be moved off the base.

We are confident that we will be able to completely renovate our base in 2017!

Thanks for your support. 

Best Wishes, 
GVI Costa Rica, Jalova

 
   

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