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...
Jan 23, 2017

Christmas Celebrations at Mata Escura

Students at the party with Vandi, Eliana & Andrea
Students at the party with Vandi, Eliana & Andrea

Dear Supporters, 

At the end of the December, Andrea, our school teacher, successfully passed her fourth semester at teacher training college – she is doing very well and enjoying every minute, whilst our students benefit from all the new techniques and ideas she is learning. Andrea will be a fully qualified teacher 2 years from now, a fabulous achievement, especially given how hard she works in the school during the day.

Before term finished for the end of year holiday, the school held a Christmas party and you can see some of the wonderful photos here. 56 students attended and many brought their parents along for the event – we are always very happy to engage parents and carers in the work we do at the school. In previous years, the local government have provided a Christmas present for each child in poverty stricken areas, however, this policy was scrapped in 2016 due to economic and political problems in Brasil. To ensure that all of our students received at least one present, Andrea organised fun but educational gifts for all the kids – made possible with your donations. There were board games, doctor’s sets and toy vehicles handed out by our very own Santa Claus and the children were ecstatic – it was lovely to see them proudly and excitedly clutching their gifts as they left.

In the photos of the party, you will also see some of our wonderful school staff. They all deserve a special mention – Eliana is our school administrator, Andrea is the head teacher and is assisted by teachers Tatiana and Maria Auxiliadora, Sonia is in charge of the kitchen, with help from Vandi and Marinalva takes care of cleaning, maintenance and assists with the youngest children. Sonia and Vandi ensured that all our children left for the end of year holidays with a food package of rice, vegetables, fruit and pasta, to help ensure they remained nourished over the holiday period. Holidays are important in Salvador as we have a large migrant population – many of our families use the time to return to their home towns and villages in the arid interior of the state.

Andrea, Tatiana and Maria Auxiliadora will be focusing on the theme of nature for the Summer term..expect lots of great photos of our student’s wildlife projects in the next report…with the jungle just outside the back door of the school, the kid’s certainly have great access to the subject matter!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your donations that enable us to continue the work of our school – they are greatly appreciated. On behalf of the children of Mata Escura we wish all our donors the very best for 2017. 

Some of the gifts your donations made possible.
Some of the gifts your donations made possible.
Party food prepared by Sonia!
Party food prepared by Sonia!
Cards for parents with their child
Cards for parents with their child's best work!
All dressed up in their best clothes
All dressed up in their best clothes
Jan 20, 2017

2016 in Review

Thank you for the food!
Thank you for the food!

Dear Supporters, 

Progress has continued to be made at Nyota Ing’arayo Primary school in Mombasa in 2016.

Donations helped to support the feeding programme, school rent and the teacher’s wages, all of which are instrumental to the success of the school in supporting students from low-income families. Donations towards the feeding programme have enabled the school to continue to pay the monthly salaries of two cooks and to purchase the food and supplies required for a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch every school day. The feeding programme is attractive for many families who struggle to afford three meals a day and is key to preparing students to have the energy to listen and learn.

Funds have also gone towards supplementing teacher’s wages. School fees are kept very low to enable families to afford to send their children to school and many families at Nyota Ing’arayo are unable to regularly pay the school fee which directly contributes to teacher’s wages. Funds have been necessary to make up for this difference, pay the teaching staff a reasonable salary and continue to enable low-income students to attend Nyota.

The TukTuk Income Generation Project is continuing to progress and has been effective in contributing funds to assist school maintenance, rent and teacher’s wages. Three TukTuks are operational and rented by drivers on a daily basis, paying the daily rate to the school in addition to making a profit for themselves. Funds are set aside to maintain the tuk tuks and then the profits are used to support the school needs including school rent and teacher’s wages.

Successes in 2016 include an increase of students sitting for their KCPE exams and a top score of 377 out of 500 which is a very successful score and will enable entrance to a quality secondary school. This year, 13 students in Year 8 sat for their KCPE exam.

Future plans include continuing to keep the TukTuk Income Generation project functioning successfully and to keep the feeding programme operational.

A donation plea will be made in January to try to raise funds for the feeding programme as the funds from individual donations are running low and we will not be able to continue offering support for much longer. 

We wish you all the best and thank you for your continued support to our project partners in Kenya. 

With Gratitude, 
Michele

Making sure our Tuk Tuks are in good order!
Making sure our Tuk Tuks are in good order!
Time for some soccer
Time for some soccer
Hard at work making sure lunch is ready
Hard at work making sure lunch is ready
Jan 19, 2017

Our Partnership with the Seychelles SPCA

Thanks for your support!
Thanks for your support!

Dear Supporters, 

Since 2015 our GVI Seychelles, Curieuse Island staff have been working hard to raise money for the SSPCA and we have been able to achieve so much!

Fundraising Highlights

All of our fundraising efforts were focused on raising enough money so that we could purchase medicines and supplies for the SSPCA so that they can conduct their annual sterilisation clinics. These clinics are offered free of charge to anyone who cannot afford to get their animals sterilised. 

During 2015 we hosted an Amazing Race around Curieuse Island where we saw 3 teams competing in various challenges and tasks. Later in the year, we went Trekking for Treasure, a conservation-themed treasure hunt. The events were both great successes and we managed to raise over £550 and a huge amount of awareness about the SSPCA and the work that they do.

Project Achievements

Due to the complexities and regulations surrounding purchasing controlled medicines from abroad, there were many delays in the planning of the sterilisation clinic. After much time-consuming organisation, the medicines were finally in the possession of the SSPCA on Mahe. The sterilisation clinic was intended to target 100 animals. It was a challenge in itself to organise a programme of this size in an island state. It needed many personnel to be involved, including vets, anaesthetists, vet technicians, the people making the travel arrangements, and even the airline and ferry company staff. The event had originally been planned to take place on neighbouring Praslin Island on the 21 May, however, at the last minute the plans had to change and it was re-scheduled for the 4 June. 

The event finally took place as planned in June and was a huge success.

All the staff and volunteers had a great day assisting with the sterilisation clinic and were really able to make a difference. The clinic was open to members of the local community, who could bring their animals free of charge to be neutered.  

Remaining Funds

At the end of 2016, we have decided to bring our partnership with the SSPCA to an end. We have sufficient funds to help them facilitate another sterilisation clinic during 2017 and we look forward to assisting with this event where and how we can. For news of this clinic, you can check back on our main page, Support and Invest in The GVI Trust

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of this project over the years. 

With Gratitude, 
GVI Seychelles

 
   

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