In Partnership with Buccaneers Diving, GVI have been able to take students from Olives Rehabilitation Centre & Nyota Ing’arayo School out on a glass bottom boat and snorkel in the sea and educate students on environmental issues and spread awareness through their...
Coming back to the GVI Mombasa project as a staff member in September 2013, I was a little nervous and unsure what to expect. I had loved my time as a volunteer in the summer of 2012, but from reading the blogs and facebook page, I knew that the project had really...
With volunteers teaching periods of 2 weeks to 6 months, there is a great need for quality control and consistency in used teaching methodology. Furthermore methodology books and other learning resources in Kenya are hard to come by and existing materials are often...
You’ve probably heard the story of the Good Samaritan. I only remember it roughly myself, having discussed it years ago in a class that I vividly recall having spent the majority of the time watching squirrels outside of the classroom window. I remember the...
Last year I was given the opportunity to put on a production of The Lion King with the students at Nyota Ing’arayo. To say that experience was a dream come true would be an understatement. Not only was I able to direct my favorite play, I was able to see the students’...
I still remember what it felt like, standing in front of all my students for the first time. Mr Lee had just introduced me to my class of 30 pupils and told them that I would speak a little Finnish so they could hear what it sounded like. His announcement took me by...
When I was eight years old I saw my first Broadway play, The Lion King. From that moment, my world changed. I fell in love with theater and knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. As I got older, my dream became clearer; I wanted to teach theater to children...
The PE Volunteers have been working towards limiting the amount of Football played during PE lessons. This is not because we do not like Football, but that is all the students do. When the students play Football during break time and outside of school there is very...
Olives Church in Bombolulu slum runs adult community classes on weekday afternoons. Through its staff and volunteers GVI assists in educating these adults. Twice a week we teach English, maths, computing and several months ago added Creative Arts to the offering. It...
It’s been nearly two months since I traded my cushy student lifestyle in the UK for a life teaching in Kenya. I’ve been munched on by mosquitoes, chased by elephants, and walked daily through the slums of Shariyako. It’s been the one of the biggest challenges of my...
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