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Phang Nga

Purple.

Purple.

It’s very difficult to describe the first time you pick up a baby turtle and hold it, tiny and wriggling, in your hands.   This is what I remember the mostly clearly from my time in Thailand – a lot of turtles. I remember being on my hands and knees to scrub...

GVI Thailand’s 10th Anniversary!

GVI Thailand’s 10th Anniversary!

10 years ago GVI Thailand begun the teaching English project in schools across the Ao Luk region of the land of smiles. Since Ao Luk, GVI Thailand has moved to two separate locations: Phang Nga and Chang Mai. This month in Phang Nga, we reflected on how far we have...

Duke University’s First Week in Phang Nga!

Duke University’s First Week in Phang Nga!

My name is James, and I’m a second-year student at Duke University. I’m participating in GVI’s Service Learning program over here in Phang Nga Province, Thailand. We mostly focus our work on conservation, doing sea turtle conservation, beach cleanups, and biodiversity...

Camillian Fun Run Fundraiser!

Camillian Fun Run Fundraiser!

GVI Phang Nga Fun Run for Camillian Back in December of 2016 the community team at GVI Phang Nga embarked on a new project at the Camillian Social Centre. We began performing physiotherapy sessions with all students who attend the centre. Completing these routines has...

A World Suffering from the Pain of Plastic

A World Suffering from the Pain of Plastic

Single – use – plastics.  It is quite self explanatory isn’t it?  Those everyday items that we use for a short amount of time, before we dispose of it; plastic bags, straws, cups, dishes and utensils to plastic drink bottles.  Tons of plastic debris is discarded every...

Phang Nga’s GVI Explorer Summer Camp!

Phang Nga’s GVI Explorer Summer Camp!

This month, GVI volunteers and staff successfully created, organized, and planned a week-long summer camp for over 100 students at the Ban Yan Yao School, which is located in the town of Takuapa, about a 10 minute drive from our Phang Nga base. The school-summer...

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