It is difficult, as you can imagine, to understand how short term volunteering can contribute to sustainable development and the ambitious goals set by the UN to achieve by 2030. One only has to look at the vast array of volunteering options worldwide to understand...
It’s not like Glastonbury – there no mud for a start – and it’s definitely not like Coachella. It’s actually a more traditional festival. The ‘Bon Om Touk’ to be specific. That’s the ‘Royal Cambodian Water Festival’ for non-Khmer speaking laypeople like me. Given it...
Kampong Cham City – the heart of GVI’s Cambodian operations –is quite unique. Big enough to have its own quirks and the hussle and bustle of urban life, but small enough to be unlike the other Cambodian cities you’ve probably heard of. Three hours to the east of Phnom...
Introduction: The city of Kampong Cham Kampong Cham- the third largest province Cambodia and the base of GVI Cambodia- boasts a beautiful riverside front, a variety of colonial French architecture and stunning Cambodian countryside. What is particularly unique about...
Original photo: Paulo Philippidis Monks draped in orange riding in tuk-tuks, men, women, and children piled on motorcycles, colorful markets wafting with the smells of street food at all hours of the day: these are just some of the sights you will encounter in your...
A little blog about Buddhism and art in Cambodia With no background in art I arrived in Cambodia and was instantly stunned by the beautiful statues that can be found all across the country. Over a month in, I’ve now done a little research about the different statues...
Rich history, fascinating culture, and new friends: let this be your inspiration for an unforgettable gap year experience in The Kingdom of Cambodia. Give your gap year meaning by setting aside some time to participate in one of GVI’s volunteer programs. You’ll be...
I feel incredibly privileged to be able to say ‘I was GVI Cambodia’s first volunteer’. Others may have found it nerve wracking to have entered into a month-long teaching program with no visualisation of what the area or the programme itself was going to be like on a...
GVI’s Cambodia hub has launched! As of this week, we are teaching six different English classes daily to a variety of community members across the province of Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Read more on how we set up our fantastic new projects! Setting up our projects We...
Volunteering abroad is about exploring new challenges and experiences – including language learning. Trying out some local words and phrases could make all the difference to your volunteer experience. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to...
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