Along with the excitement and nervousness of your upcoming volunteer trip abroad, you may also be wondering how you can make the most of your experience, and how also to be the most effective community worker. As volunteers, we strive to do no harm to the communities...
Like most days, we started our morning with a delicious breakfast which always give us enough strength for whatever may come…at least till lunchtime. Our Trustworthy boat, called Dexter took us to Praslin, the Island on which the Vallée De Mai National park has its...
The camp wakes to scenes of destruction. The BBQ lies on the floor and all the logs used for seating have been brushed aside, with noticeable ease. We briefly ponder the identity of the culprit but soon get distracted by breakfast; everyone rushes to be at the front...
This week, a new group of volunteers arrived on Curieuse Island. The old group left and a new group of nine will have the opportunity to enjoy camp life and field study on Curieuse Island for the next 4 weeks, or even longer. But what does camp life on Curieuse Island...
When you think of disadvantaged groups, who do you think of? Granted there are enormous amounts of groups throughout the world that are disadvantaged but one of the largest affected groups of discrimination in varying forms is women.
Welcome to Julias Blog for GVI, I’m in my third week of this fantastic project on Curieuse Island on Seychelles, and have already made heaps of new friends and experienced awesome lemon sharks, hawksbill turtles and giant tortoises encounters, plus I’m enjoy living...
My GVI Experience began with revisiting a childhood nightmare – seasickness – but rapidly picked up from there. The variety of ongoing projects and diversity of Curieuse made for an interesting first weekend of introductory sessions and presentations, while hiking to...
My first day on Curieuse began like any other waking up dragging myself from my bed only to realise today was the day, today I would finally reach my destination after what seemed like an age of travelling. Making my way down to the meeting point with what seemed like...
When I was looking for something to do with my summer last September, I pretty much had two goals in mind – I wanted to do something that made a difference, and that was unique. I didn’t want to travel around Thailand or work at Camp America because I had friends that...
The sun hasn’t even come up yet, but there is already a chorus of alarms breaking the morning silence, waking sleepy headed and tired eyed volunteers for their dawn survey. They put on swimmers, boardshorts, bikinis and wetsuit booties; they know they’re going to get...
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