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Living in “African Time”

Living in “African Time”

They say time is money, but in Gordon’s Bay, time is priceless. Admittedly, it was quite difficult to get accustomed to in the beginning, as everything here runs at its own pace.  Each and every day is a new adventure, a surprise waiting to happen, and a momentary...

Partnership for the Goals

‘Partnerships for the Goals’ is the United Nations (UN) 17th Sustainable Development Goal. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a guide of 17 detailed goals that aim to end all forms of poverty throughout the world. They recognize the complex nature of...

Duke University’s First Week in Phang Nga!

Duke University’s First Week in Phang Nga!

My name is James, and I’m a second-year student at Duke University. I’m participating in GVI’s Service Learning program over here in Phang Nga Province, Thailand. We mostly focus our work on conservation, doing sea turtle conservation, beach cleanups, and biodiversity...

GVI EFR Scenario and Seychelles Adventure

GVI EFR Scenario and Seychelles Adventure

It does get some use to but the experience of communal life here on Camp keeps up busy, the community program of snorkelling with disadvantage kids is an interesting feature of the program as I have had experience of doing social work back home. The EFR scenario was fun the highlight being spicy barbeque sauce used as blood by one of the staff which was so funny as it started to burn him. There is great satisfaction diving with mega faunas such as rays, sharks and turtles So we don’t feel so far away from home we had an Easter egg hunt competition organised for Easter, it was between the black team and red team and the black team won. Last, all the volunteers very much their time off base where we get to explore the Seychelles.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

One of the popular programmes in GVI Nepal is the trek to Everest Base Camp. In April, a group of five, with the support of their guide and porters headed off on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Amazing views, personal challenges, teamwork and conquering one of the worlds most iconic trekking trails were all part of this amazing experience. The volunteers then headed to

Break time – The time to smell the ocean!

Break time – The time to smell the ocean!

April started with two weeks of school holiday to give the teachers and children a well-deserved break after completing their exam. This did however not stop GVI’s project to grow and prosper together with the children. As part of our holiday program we offered the...

Island Life

Island Life

The GVI Curieuse base in the Seychelles is a curious magical microcosm. In there, you will meet precocious teenagers wise beyond their years, young adults with passion for science and environmental protection, professionals taking time out of their hectic schedules to...

Teen Projects!

Our Under 18 Projects are ALMOST FULL!

Join a GVI Under 18 Summer 2017 programme before all spaces fill up!

Limited spaces available!

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