It was an eye opening experience coming out here with GVI in Phang Nga. It taught me more than just facts, statistics, routines and labour. It showed me how to look at things through different lenses, to experience things from a different perspective, and how to take initiative in being the cause. But above all else: it showed me how to enjoy it all while making a real difference. GVI, you were one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
I still remember the first time I walked into one of the classes 2 months ago. At that point, I had no idea how I was going to cope with all those playful kids. As the time passed by, everything went more smoothly and I really saw the children’s English improving. As...
The beginning of my time at GVI Phang Nga 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...
Shark Guardian Book Launch Shark Guardian Partnership Educating the younger generation on the importance of sharks across their local marine ecosystems is an important focal point if we are to ensure the survival of these amazing creatures. Thailand has a wide variety...
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 their...
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...
When our program leader first let us know that a leadership course was part of our DukeEngage Thailand program, I couldn’t help but groan internally. After an entire school year, I was looking forward to eight weeks of engaging activities – how exactly did a...
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...
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...
Suzhou Industrial Park School's Week on Service Learning Last week, we welcomed Suzhou Industrial Park School to our Phang Nga base for a one-week Service Learning programme. The students worked on a wide range of projects whilst developing their learning and...
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