Cesar Chavez once said that; “Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“ To build a commitment of providing quality education requires teachers, students and...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
Amok around the clock: A day in the life of an intern at GVI Cambodia The life of an intern with GVI Cambodia has been, and continues to be rewarding, dynamic, and very good fun. At first, it was difficult to adjust to the Kampong Cham way of life; the heat and...
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
Ethically Sharing Your Volunteer Experience As human beings, we are natural storytellers; it’s how we bond, connect with others, inspire, and grow. When we experience something new and exciting, we want to share it with our friends and family! Volunteering abroad is...
Where I thought I would find discomfort, such as new foods, new people, new places, I have learned to make my own comfort. I am lucky enough to get to share those comforts with the new volunteers who arrive, but I am even luckier that the city of Kampong Cham has shared these comforts with me.
Life during the rainy season here in Cambodia.
The pinnacle of the many cultural and religious festivals in Cambodia is Khmer New Year. Falling in April at roughly the same time as Songkran in Laos and Thailand, the festival celebrates the end of the previous year and the promise of good fortune in the next. Similar to the Lao and Thai celebrations, the festival involves fireworks, street parties and water fights!
After two weeks as a volunteer visiting Cambodia, I have seen many amazing sights. But watching the sun rise over the spirals of the famous Angkor Wat temple is one of the most enchanting experiences I’ve had here. The Angkor Wat temple is the biggest in the Angkor...
We are coming up to our one year anniversary of launching the first GVI hub in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. We first began here in June, drawing up plans and researching the community to ensure we created meaningful projects that tackled the most pressing challenges here....
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