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It’s not all about Cape Town

It’s not all about Cape Town

Sometimes, the best experiences are unplanned and unpredictable. If travelling has taught me anything it’s that going with the flow is the best mantra to live by. Going against my own advice, I pre-booked a ziplining canopy tour with some of the volunteers only to...

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s Bay is the Western Cape’s best kept secret. This small seaside town offers both relaxing beaches and adrenaline pumping activities which makes it the perfect retreat for backpackers and families a like. Here is a list of five ‘must-do’s’ in and around Gordons...

Shifting Class Dynamics to benefit everyone

One key aspect of a good childcare program is the use of trial and error and willingness to adapt classroom structure to fit the fast-moving and malleable class dynamic. As the children's capabilities shift throughout the year, so should the programs attentions and...

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

Achievement report – September   ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’   Objective Coordinate 100 sports lessons within the Third Quarter   SDG: Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Reduce Inequalities, Partnerships for the goals     Summary   ‘If you want to go...

The dangers of stereotyping

The dangers of stereotyping

Many people, from all over the world, make stereotypes regarding the people of Africa and their cultures. However many of these people have never stepped foot onto the magnificent continent that is Africa. In any society there are aspects that could be improved and...

A Passion for Life.

A Passion for Life.

Routines that make you stationary despite your constant movement. Empty moments that let you wonder. Safety nets that become barriers. None of that can be found in South Africa. Whether sharing in the vibrant township community or greeting new people in the heart of...

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

For the last three months, our childcare volunteers and coordinator have been working closely to fulfill the requirements of the early childhood development curriculum. Gaps in the children’s learning showed in the analysis of the previous quarters assessment results....

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

I joined GVI as a Women’s Empowerment Volunteer on 13 May 2017 for a period of 1 month. The focus of the work on arrival was a much needed and valued computer skills programme which continues to run three mornings a week from the local community centre. The programme...