Arrival My journey began on the 5th July early in the morning, as I began stage 1 of 4 to get to Luang Prabang in Laos. Although slightly nervous at having to brush up on my grammar skills, I was very excited at the same time. It was difficult to choose a location as...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report March 2018: WEP Micro Enterprise ‘Tsev Neeg’ Objectives To provide health, life-skills and vocational classes to the local community Improving employment opportunities and socioeconomic status of community members. To provide...
Are you under 18 but passionate about international development work? Are you looking for a way to channel that dedication by volunteering abroad with others your age? Volunteering abroad as a high school student is becoming increasingly popular and opportunities to...
Students from Scarisbrick Hall High School went to GVI’s community development base in Luang Prabang, Laos, to participate in a service learning group experience. These are their testimonials about their time on project.
With the growth of the internet and social media, the world continues to grow smaller and smaller – and more easily reachable. Ideas, and now even people, can spread quickly. For students in particular, this reality holds potential for career development and personal...
A gap year doesn’t have to be a year off. A structured gap year can be instrumental in helping teens develop into self-aware individuals and more focused students. With a little planning and motivation, you can use your gap year to gain work experience, save money,...
It's amazing what you can do in one week! A team of 35 students and 6 chaperones travelled from Tianjin, China to Pokhara, Nepal and had a week full of amazing learning experiences. They made great contributions to our projects and went home with broader...
Getting high school students back into gear after summer holidays is no easy task, especially when nearly half of them have a chronic lack of motivation. According to the National Research Council, 40 per cent of high school kids are consistently disengaged and...
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....
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