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Curieuse Treasure Hunts!

Curieuse Treasure Hunts!

Mangroves, coco de mer trees, turtles, tortoises, sharks, coral – what do all of these have in common? Living things? The focal point of many a photograph taken by tourists? Yes, but also species which turn surveys on Curieuse into treasure hunts!! Recently, many of...

GVI Laos- could you do it?

GVI Laos- could you do it?

Teaching is not the only thing we do here in Laos, however it is a major part of our program. People come here to learn- students, volunteers, friends, staff- everyone has something new to find out here. And everyone can be part of that learning process, be it in the...

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

GVI volunteers joined forces with the SASANE a group that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The aim was to raise funds for the SASANE school awareness programme. The challenge was to make 500 momos in one hour. The challenge was successfully completed. It was a fun challenge with great results!

A World Suffering from the Pain of Plastic

A World Suffering from the Pain of Plastic

Single – use – plastics.  It is quite self explanatory isn’t it?  Those everyday items that we use for a short amount of time, before we dispose of it; plastic bags, straws, cups, dishes and utensils to plastic drink bottles.  Tons of plastic debris is discarded every...

Walking with Giants!

When you first arrive in Huay Pakoot, you are greeted by the cheerful sounds of nature and the bright sun dancing across the mountains. Each way you turn, there is a fantastic new sight to take in. The houses are built with such craftsmanship, sitting atop their...

There’s no place like home!

There’s no place like home!

My whole project experience has been fantastic; from stopping at the waterfall on the way in to grabbing a quick bite to eat in Mae Chem.  Meeting my homestay for the first time was made much easier with a staff member dinning with me for the first week to help me...