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...
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...
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...
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...
Objectives: Quantify and catalog terrestrial and marine animal species’ populations to allow scientific studies that contribute data to current conservation focuses on endangered species and habitat management plans. To strengthen our reputation in the...
Now that Spring is approaching, many high school and college-aged students are considering what to do with their spring breaks as well as their summers. GVI offers alternative spring break projects doing marine conservation in Mexico or community development...
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