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The Kerala Blog

Constructing a safe future for Kerala’s children.

Written by our incredibly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers Marc and Susie during GVI’s first week at Dil Se house, some 4 weeks ago. It is an ongoing project led by our excellent construction coordinator David, in close support with our friends and partner...

The Women’s Empowerment whirlwind.

The Women’s Empowerment Programme is a whirlwind of many different projects where we support a mix of women of different ages, backgrounds and situations. Our goal is to help create positive change by giving women more opportunity, autonomy and independence, as well...

Teaching Abroad In Kerala, India

Teaching Abroad In Kerala, India

At 18 years old, having just finished my A-levels, my motives for choosing to volunteer teaching English in India were varied. I wanted to travel, to meet new people, and to change my perspective on my – frankly very comfortable and easy – life back home....

Of Positive Liberty And The Women Of Kerala

Of Positive Liberty And The Women Of Kerala

I arrived in Kerala two weeks ago, and have been working on the women’s empowerment program. As a deep-rooted libertarian, this program has given me one key life lesson which I will always remember. What we are working for here is choice and opportunity. From...

Blog from an Under 18’s Group Leader

  I first came to India in October last year on a whim. My seasonal job was finishing up, I had little direction and all I wanted to do was run away. So that’s what I decided to do. I had been thinking about volunteering for a while and India was a country...

Ian’s India blog continued

  Life here continues to be busy but good. Temperature is getting hotter all the time as summer approaches, but we had some very heavy showers during the nights recently, which have caused power cuts. The bad news of that is that the fans stop turning and we all...


  Just over a week here at GVI in India, yet it feels like I’ve been here for months. Arriving at base I was greeted by the friendly faces of the fellow volunteers that I now consider to be my great mates. A bunch of exciting activities in the week...

GVI Open Day

Attend the GVI Open Day in March!

Meet the GVI Team at the bi-annual GVI Open Day in London, on the 25th March.

Get all your questions answered, and meet our passionate staff, ambassadors and alumni!

To attend, please register here