DAY 1 at Caqalai Let’s start with the good. The island and the landscape are beautiful. You can walk around the whole thing in ten minutes. I cannot wait to get in the water it is so blue and clear. We stopped at a small island about five minutes from Caqalai before...
Day 1 - Monday 13.11.17 6:00am. Alarm clock. This will be my first hike. So I put an early alarm clock. Early! The only “buzzer” around here are the circa 100 roosters around here. But I put an early alarm. Want to be top-ready for the first hike. I take time to check...
1) Where Is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
If you're in high school today, chances are you're way more clued up about global issues than any previous generation. Even more impressive, you've probably already contributed to projects in support of causes you truly care about. For you, it's not simply about...
Our stay at the GVI base in Silana village was very much like a home away from home meets camp experience. Our expedition project team worked independently to execute a variety of jobs around the village. This included but was not limited to ploughing land to build...
All across the Western world, thousands of people head to homeless shelters and food kitchens to volunteer during the holiday season. Christmas seems to bring out the best in us, inspiring donations of both time and money. It makes sense. The Christmas spirit is all...
On August 12th, the village had a celebration in honor of the end of planting. Each year, this village wide celebration takes place. I was lucky enough to experience this day in full swing. This is Giju day from an outsiders experience. I live in a homestay with five...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students, that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. For GVI alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while contributing to impactful projects....
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...
One thing that is very special about this project is that other then working and taking data for the elephants we also get the opportunity teach the local adults and children English. I have been lucky to have been able to work in the local school in the second grade...
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