In a small unsuspecting room set among the historic Elmina castle, a former slave trading post, is a group of fiery and determined young women, students of the first skills training class in collaboration with both the local NGO, Action for Compassion, and GVI. These...
Are you considering taking the plunge to teach English overseas? Perhaps you are a student on a gap year, a recent graduate, or you’re looking to have a career break. Teaching English can be a great way to gain hands-on experience and increase your employability. It...
What We Do Caqalai island life puts you in the position where you are almost completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Coming here changes you and gives you a pair of new eyes to see the world with. Every day is a busy day filled with diving, meeting new...
From learning about menstrual health, to how to build a business, women’s education is something that benefits everybody, regardless of gender. Roughly 50% of the world’s population are women, yet a shocking number of women across the planet are left uneducated from a...
Original photo: David Dennis Women’s empowerment is an issue that affects everybody, regardless of gender, nationality or age. It is for this reason that women’s empowerment is one of the most important issues of our time. Any doubts I had about this were disavowed...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
Christmas in a different culture We are of course in a Buddhist country so the whole issue of Christmas really should not apply, but clearly there has been a degree of what one might call cultural leakage, and there are a surprising number of Christmas items on sale,...
Original photo: Isabel Sommerfeld Cape Town, South Africa is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it is a city of spectacular scenery such as frosted mountains, luscious vineyards, and botanical gardens for visitors to enjoy. On the other hand, one cannot ignore the...
Original photo: Marketa 'Tis the season for giving, so why not pay it forward? Instead of buying another pair of socks for dad, spread some of that Christmas cheer to people in far-flung corners of the world. Charity Christmas gifts give you the opportunity to support...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report October 2018: WEP students in our community outreach project Objectives To increase access to education in rural areas To improve quality of education in Laos for students taught by GVI: Improve students' English language ability To...
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