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 23, 2016

Happy Holidays from Sing Me a Story!

Dear Supporters, 

To date, we've been able to give over 500 children in need songs based on their stories, provide this opportunity to over 100 partner organizations around the world, and have over 2,000 songwriters volunteer their talents. Also, we are now partnered with music venues across the country giving artists the chance to record songs for local kids.

This Year's Highlights: 

  • The Today Show - Sing Me a Story was featured on The Today Show this year which was incredible! The Today Show highlighted the work of our organization and specifically documented a song written by the band Humming House for Morgan,  a member of Gilda's Club in Nashville. 
  • Sing Me a Story Summer Tour 2016 - Sing Me a Story kicked off its inaugural Sing Me a Story Summer Tour where the organization partnered with 9 music festivals giving artists at festivals the opportunity to record songs for kids in need. Almost 50 songs were recorded with the help of 23 corporate sponsors and the Sing Me a Story Summer Tour 2017 looks even bigger!
  • Music Venue Partners - Sing Me a Story has partnered with 65 music venues in 7 cities including Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Portland and Milwaukee to give artists on tour the opportunity to record songs for local kids. The goal for 2017 is to bring on corporate sponsors in those markets to help expand and continue delivering joy through music to kids in need. 

Thank you for all of your support. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to get involved in our program in any number of ways. 

Happy Holidays from the Sing Me A Story Foundation

Dec 20, 2016

An Overview of Our Achievements in India in 2016

Our day trip to the ocean!
Our day trip to the ocean!

Dear Supporters, 

Kochi embodies much of what makes present day India great and interesting; thousands of years of human development, vast ranges or cultural, social and religious influences and fast-growing communities that are continuously merging. Within the rapid stream of development, we are working with some great local partners that make sure development benefits everyone.

Local School

Sister Jancy, head of the local Mundamveli school, is ensuring top-level education for 200 students from a school building which is basically a leaky barn. In 2016 we’ve supported Sister Jancy and the school by turning the back of the school mud-pool into a high-supply vegetable garden and we’ve installed windows.

Next up, in 2017, is a safe place for the children to play outside. Together with the school, we are thinking about designs for a playground and a perimeter wall or fence.

Relief Settlement

At the request of Cochin mayor Mrs Soumini, we’ve been providing relief at a shelter for homeless people with mental disabilities. With your donations, we were able to organise weekly activities as well as a bus trip to the nearby ocean. Continued attention for the shelter has drawn other benefactors and increased support and attention from local governments.

In 2017, while taking a back seat to hopefully see the development of local support structures, we are also ready to jump-in where needed.

Auxilium School

After work in Ethiopia, sister Maria returned to Cochin to put all her efforts into the education of young people. Her well-running and high-scoring primary school for 1000 pupils offers a large number of sponsored places for students from families that cannot afford school fees.We support the education of 25 of these students that have the potential to make large changes within their extended families and communities. The long-term and continued funding means that the school can support these students long-term and shift resources from fundraising to quality of education.

Boarding School

Sister Valsa who’s managing a local boarding school for girls on a day-to-day basis is known for running a tight ship. She’ll demand GVI support with homework or English classes to be well prepared, evaluated and to have clear educational, rather than recreational emphasis. During the holidays, when about half of the girls travel to extended family, Valsa dropped her guard and suggested we organise a bus trip for the remaining girls. The trip, paid for using your donations, was a great success. Thirty girls, most without family or from complicated backgrounds, simply had a great time at the waterfalls in the foothills of the Western Ghats, the South-Indian mountain range.

In 2017, the boarding school will certainly still be on our mind and provide support where requested.

We want to thank all donors and other supporters for their funds, passion and for showing to care about our partners and their amazing efforts. With your support, our key local partners are able to change people's days, years and even lives.

We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017!

With Gratitude, 
GVI India

Dec 19, 2016

2016 Wrap Up from The Seychelles

Thank you from the Seychelles!
Thank you from the Seychelles!

Dear Supporters,

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to share with you a summary of our highlights and what we have managed to achieve this year.

We have done a number of fundraising events this year to raise money for our partners, the Seychelles SPCA. The primary aim of collecting money for this project is so that we are able to contribute funds towards the annual sterilisation and vaccination drives that the SSPCA holds here in the Seychelles.

With the money that you donated, we were able to buy veterinary drugs for the SSPCA vets to be able to offer sterilisation procedures for 100 animals.

Organising the purchase, shipping and delivery of such drugs, as well as the coordination of all personnel involved, including vets, anaesthetists and vet technicians, caused various set-backs meaning the event had to be re-scheduled several times. However, when the event was eventually held on Praslin it allowed local people to bring along pets and have them neutered free of charge. This helps to reduce the number of unwanted animals being born and ultimately reducing the number of strays on the islands. It was also a great chance for the staff and volunteers here at GVI Curieuse to be able to work closely with SSPCA, getting involved with such a worthwhile animal welfare project in a local community.

We still have funds remaining that we are going to be using in 2017 for another sterilisation clinic!

Thank you for you continued support during the year.

We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017 and look forward to bringing you news of our further successes with the SSPCA here in the Seychelles.

With Gratitude,

GVI Seychelles

 
   

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