Are you looking for a hobby that you can do at home while you can’t travel anywhere else to do it? Find out how to put a twist on birdwatching as we learn more about the birds of Peru. What is birdwatching? Also known as birding, birdwatching is an activity that...
Continuing our blog series on beautiful places to visit during your GVI Ghana volunteer experience, this week's recommended place is another key location of interest in the history of Ghana; Elmina! Firstly, just like Cape Coast, Elmina has a castle with significant...
International Literacy Day has been celebrated on 8 September for over 50 years. In preparation for this day, let’s find out more about the importance and benefits of global literacy. Literacy skills refer to the ability to read and write. Now, imagine never learning...
Biological surveys are a quintessential tool in wildlife conservation. They can help us to not only understand ecological processes within specific study areas, but also, if done well, allow other areas to replicate these surveys and collect large amounts of data and...
Communities coming together to address the biggest global challenges is known as international community development, and this approach has gained momentum worldwide. So, if we’re focusing on “community” development then we’re looking at continents, right? Or, is it...
We've broken down 6 key things we think you need to know before travelling to Nepal. And since we can't do it right now, we can dream now, and travel later. Think you've got a better tip? Comment and let us know 🙂 Sure Kathmandu can be hectic and busy like a dusty...
After hearing from some of the community members that we work with, we thought people may also like to hear from some of our GVI Cape Town staff. In this and further blogs, you will hear from staff members who work in a range of roles and come from a variety of...
If volunteering was on your bucket list for this year, why not use this newly found free-time to start coming up with a plan of action to fund your trip? With flights, visa and program fees, it can be a daunting task to save enough money to cover your trip’s cost....
Thinking about heading to Peru? You’ll soon learn that there’s a lot more to do than trek the Inca trail and snap a pic at the top of Machu Picchu. From a vibrant surfing community and a series of striking and unique landscapes, a culinary legacy famous world-round and Millenia-old ruins standing shoulder-to-shoulder with modern apartment complexes, Peru is an exciting, diverse destination to entice any traveler.
A better understanding of some of the leading educational psychologists can help to provide an understanding of how service learning fits into the framework of best practices when it comes to education. Here we take a closer look at some of the leading theories in the educational sphere from some of its most influential players.
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