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Gordon’s Bay Healthcare..my first 4 weeks

Gordon’s Bay Healthcare..my first 4 weeks

I have been with GVI Cape Town at Gordon’s Bay for nine weeks and can hardly believe that next week will be my last. I have visited Cape Town before but have never volunteered and at the grand age of 57 I must admit that I was apprehensive as well as incredibly...

Women's empowerment workshops explained…

Women's empowerment workshops explained…

When I began searching for volunteer programs, I was on the hunt for a project that would allow me to invest in the next generation of women. With the privilege of many strong women as mentors around me, I wanted to ensure I could provide this same example to younger...

Who runs the world…girls!

Who runs the world…girls!

Women’s empowerment is an ever-expanding project at GVI Cape Town. We’ve made such an amazing start this term with our grade 6 workshops, where the girls stay an hour after school by choice, to learn about confidence, self awareness and communication. All...

Our last two weeks on project….

Our last two weeks on project….

Over the past two weeks, our volunteers and staff have been working tirelessly to keep things running smoothly. Here are a few of our highlights… “I only joined the GVI team a few weeks ago, but everyone has been so welcoming that I already feel like...

My first surf Lesson, a coordinator’s tale

My first surf Lesson, a coordinator’s tale

I have always been one of those people who thought surfing just wasn’t for them. I’ve always loved sport but growing up in Scotland, I was something I didn’t really consider as an option. However, when I stepped into the role of Sport & Surfing coordinator, it was...

From Volunteer to Staff

From Volunteer to Staff

I first came to GVI Cape Town in January 2015 as a volunteer and planned to stay for 6 months. However, after getting to experience all the different projects I knew I wanted to stay longer. I applied for a job as a coordinator and was lucky enough to get the job. I...

New building takes shape

For anyone who has worked here as a volunteer particularly in the teaching programme, you would know some of the tough conditions the teachers and children have managed in. The school suffered broken windows, damaged walls and generally was in need of a total...

Volunteers Experience Heritage Day

Volunteers Experience Heritage Day

Here in South Africa there is a special day of celebration on the 24th Sept.  It’s Heritage Day.  South Africa, “The Rainbow Nation”, is known for having a rich diversity of heritages and traditions.  On Heritage Day it’s a chance for each...

Construction at Ikhayalethemba

Construction at Ikhayalethemba

One of the advantages of being a coordinator at Ikhayalethemba is that we are able to run a variety of projects at the one site. One of the big positives of the job for me, is that I get to be involved in a bit of everything; whether it be teaching, working with...