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...
Week 5’s done already…CRAZY! Just one more week here in Kochi, and it’s absurd to think that the time has flown by so fast. By now, we’re definitely settled in the routine of each week and have a good grip on all the different things we’ve been doing. I think the...
It’s crazy that we’re already halfway done with our time in India. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been here a few months and then later it feels like it’s been a day or two. The work we’ve doing has been going well and we’ve had such good times on our weekends off....
If you’ve never been to India, it must be added to your list. While you’re doing voluntary work in India, you’ll naturally want to explore all that the country has to offer. Luckily for you, it has something for everybody – for the adventurers, the naturalists, the...
It’s the beginning of the school holidays in Kerala India, which is always an interesting time for our team. Many of the schools we partner with are closed and giving their students a well-deserved break after exams. In the lead up to the holidays our team has been...
I’ve just finished my penultimate day volunteering with GVI, and it has definitely been an amazing experience! I spent most of my time at a school that supports children and young adults with special needs and mostly worked with the younger children there. The sensory...
This year the Global Vision International (GVI) India hub is on an exciting adventure. GVI has set up a program which means that school, work and university groups can come join us for an interactive learning experience. This week a school group has come all the way...
When you think of disadvantaged groups, who do you think of? Granted there are enormous amounts of groups throughout the world that are disadvantaged but one of the largest affected groups of discrimination in varying forms is women.
It wasn't exactly Notting hill carnival, but there was such a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in the streets of Kochi filled with hundreds of people who were out celebrating the Onam festival. The whole of Kerala were celebrating Onam. We attended the parade that...
Over the December weeks, I started a Christmas task of teaching the Nativity story. As I was the only Education volunteer, this was quite a job to accomplish, but was a joy from start to finish. Firstly, I worked with the children in their Standards (or small mixes) –...
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