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Dear Supporter, 

Here at the GVI Charitable Trust, we support 27 projects all around the world.

We work on a number of issues including education, women's empowerment, disaster recovery and conservation. This year alone we have provided the necessary medical supplies for a sterilisation drive for the population of stray dogs and cats in the Seychelles; we have built an entire toilet block at St Louis School in India; provided rent and food support for a children's home in Nepal for 4 months; installed solar panels at a children's home in the Seychelles to help keep their energy bills down and provided funds to signpost an entire national park in Costa Rica. And it's only February!

Even though the year has started off so well, there is so much that we still need to achieve. This is where your support and donations come in! 

We need you. And this is how you can help

1. Donate to your favourite project

You can pick any of our 27 projects to make a donation to. Just search for 'Global Vision International Charitable Trust' right here on Global Giving to find a project you'd like to support. 

2. Consider setting up a recurring donation

Why not set up a monthly recurring donation? Every dollar makes a huge difference to us!

3. Host a fundraiser

Fundraisers are a great way to have fun, create awareness and raise money. It’s easy to get started, here’s how:

  • Download our fundraising manual, which is jam packed with tips and inspiration
  • Tell everyone what you’re doing and why
  • Get in touch with us and let us know what you’re doing
  • And then go and have fun- all in the name of charity!

4. Volunteer with GVI

Donating your time is a life changing way of giving back. So, why don’t you consider heading off on an adventure of a lifetime with GVI? How about tracking wildlife in Costa Rica or teaching novice monks in Laos or even diving expedition in Fiji? Check out all the amazing opportunities that GVI offers and get involved!

5. Join our community on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word

We’ve got so many great stories from the all our different projects all around the world. So, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, hit that like button and spread the GVI love. Let’s get our message to all corners of the world!

We look forward to bringing you more news of the awesome things that you make possible for us to achieve!

Here's to a great 2016!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Charitable Trust

Thank you!
Thank you!

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High five for 2015!
High five for 2015!

Dear Supporter, 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your amazing and generous support to all of our projects, all over the world in 2015. We have been able to achieve so much thanks to your donations. 

As the year draws to a close, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you some of our highlights. 

In Thailand, we were so excited to have a baby elephant born in the forest. We welcomed Baby Wan Mai in February and have loved watching him grow this year. Your donations mean that he never has to worry about being trained to be a source of entertainment, he can live his whole life free and happy in the forest with his mother and grandmother.

In India, we have been able to construct 14 houses and 1 community playground in Santhom Slum. And we are very excited to announce that in 2016 we are going to be constructing a new toilet block for one of our school partners. We can't wait to see the changes that this will bring to student's lives!

Things were so hard in Nepal this year with the two devastating earthquakes in April and May. With your donations, we have been able to provide hundreds of emergency relief kits, replace children's school books and supplies and provide materials for tempory shelter. In 2016 we are going to be undertaking some major construction work- we can't wait to share news of this with you. 

In Costa Rica we recently completed a massive project at Roncador School. We built and kitted a new cafeteria, fixed up rooms and play areas and did a huge general clean. 

At our community project in Cape Town, South Africa we have laid a new floor in the creche where we work, converted an old store shed into a bedroom at the special needs centre and repaired leaking roofs. 

The list goes on! 

Thank you for your donations and all that you have achieved in 2015. We are so excited to see what 2016 has in store!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Charitable Trust

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Nepal earthquake relief is ongoing
Nepal earthquake relief is ongoing

Dear Supporter,

Things have been very busy over here at the GVI-CT and we have had some great successes that I would like to share with you. 

We are still overwhelemed by the support that everyone has shown Nepal after the devistating earquakes that hit there earlier this year. Relief effort is ongoing and there are still thousands of people whoare in need of our help. The monsoon season has been particularly tough this year due to the destruction of the earthquake. Mud slides have been numerous, road have been blocked and bridges have become un-usuable. As a result most of the reconstruction efforts have been put on hold. Once we get the all clear, we will contine the work on a community centre. Read more about the earthquake here.

In Mexico we are so impressed by our two teams who both participated in charity challenges to raise money for the special needs centre that we work at. The money that they raised has allowed us to pay for the dog therapy to continue at the centre for another 6 months. The children love interacting with the dogs and it is amazing witnessing the healing interaction between the dogs and the children. Read about our childcare project here.

Our team over in Fiji has been celebrating the success and determination of Owen Doel, who recently completed a walk around Wales to raise money to build a skills training centre in the remote district of Dawasamu. The walk was an epic 1027 miles and took Owen just over a month to compelete. He managed to raise £7000 ($10 500) and we need to raise another £3000 ($4500) in order for the project can be completed. Make a donation to help us finish the training centre here

In Cape Town we are very happy to see that our team in HQ has been raising money to support the GVI-CT. They will be taking part in the grueling Impi Challenge next weekend. It is a 11km obstacle course that will test their fear of heights, murky waters, mud and confined spaces. We wish them luck in their endevour!

So, as you can see, there has been a lot going on all around the world. 

Thank you for supporting us so that we can support our projects all around the world!

With Gratitude, 

GVI-CT

We all love dog therapy!
We all love dog therapy!
Owen walked around Wales for Fiji!
Owen walked around Wales for Fiji!

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We have completed 12 homes in Santhom Slum, India
We have completed 12 homes in Santhom Slum, India

Dear Supporter, 

The past few months have been very busy here at the GVI-Charitable Trust. Here are some of the highlights:

Nepal has been receivng a lot of our attention in the past few months since the series of devistating earthquakes earlier this year. As the monsoon season is in full force, the country continues to struggle to rebuild and our ongoing support is still needed. It is predicted that it will take 10 years for Nepal to fully recover. At present we are focusing on getting building materials to communities who completely lost their homes so that they can start building their homes again and get out of the temporary shelters. 

In our last report we mentioned the building project in Santhom Slum in India. We are very pleased to report that we have now completed 12 houses and have funds to start another house soon. All of the houses have been built on a raised concrete block so that they won't be flooded during the monsoon season. There are also plans in place to start the construction of a playground, which will create a wonderful and safe place for the children to play. 

Staying in Asia, one of the GVI staff member in Fiji, Owen Doel is walking Wales to raise money for the construction of a vocational training centre. Owen, who has been working in Fiji for 2 years, says ' GVI's Charitable Trust has allowed us to carry out large infrastructure projects, which would not be possible without fundraising. Now that I have seen what the CT can do for the communties that we work in, I would like to do something in return' You can follow Owen's jorney on Twitter @trekforfiji or via our website

Across the world in South Africa, we have been raising money for dehoring rhinos, if you would like to read more about this or offer your support, have a look at our page right here on Global Giving. Our community project in Cape Town has recently completed a 'Mad Makeover' and upgraded an old store house into a brand new home for some of the children. It has provided a comfortable, cosy environment- something that every child deserves. 

We thank you for your continued support of the GVI-Charitable Trust, without you we couldn't carry on the work that we do in the field. 

Best Wishes, 

The GVI-Charitable Trust

We are raising money to dehorn rhinos in S.Africa
We are raising money to dehorn rhinos in S.Africa
We continue to support Nepal in recovery efforts
We continue to support Nepal in recovery efforts

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Group shot of the students from Stelly
Group shot of the students from Stelly's school

Dear Supporter,

Now we are into the second half of 2015, it's a great time to reflect on how 2015 has been going so far!

This year we launched our Women's Empowerment Programs in Nepal, Fiji, India and South Africa. We have seen a lot of interest in this initiative from our volunteers. Most notably is our Nepal project, where it has gone from strength to strength with English lessons, female business development, and art classes. We were also fortunate enough to have a female Hindi speaking gynecologist join us who did a fantastic job delivering women’s health seminars to local women and mothers of Nepal.

In India, our construction project had recently a substantial donation from the Anna Cross Trust. Anna was a former GVI volunteer who passed away 2 years after volunteering with us in India and her parents set up this trust to donate to a project that affected her very strongly. The donation is going towards building houses and a playground in a local slum - construction has already started so stay tuned!

In February, our Silana. Fiji base was buzzing with excitement when we received a visit from The Minister of Youth and Sports. While speaking to members of the community in Dawasamu, the Minister said:

“It was a pleasure to witness the progress of the youth groups in the area especially in Silana as a direct result of working in partnership with GVI.The relationship between GVI and Silana youth is a unique one and it is good to see the hard work paying off for all stakeholders in the community,”

Fiji also recently had students from Stelly's School, who have been busy assisting with a variety of construction projects at three local schools. Their extensive to-do list includes: building a new kindergarten classroom walkway; repainting classrooms and school buildings; fixing tables and chairs; building a new boat playground for the children as well new composting toilets. It's great to know that thanks to Stelly's hard work, the children at all three schools now have beautiful classrooms and an infrastructure conducive to a positive learning environment.

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months.

All the best

GVI Charitable Trust

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Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom
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