Have you ever felt an urgency to make a positive impact on the world, but not known where to start? Perhaps you’ve felt overwhelmed by information. This is a summary of six major global issues, and what’s being done about them. The news is packed with statistics and...
The surface of the ocean is a mysterious blue blanket. What lies beneath is hidden from our view. But what is hidden is incredible, and in danger. Underneath the ever-changing surface of the ocean is what’s known as a large, blue desert. But now and then, in shallow...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
Climate change has become an everyday term as more people become aware of it. But have you thought about what this phenomenon means in reality? Changes in temperature might not seem extensive, but we are already seeing dramatic results in many areas: Some islands no...
The impacts of inequality on development are considerable and far-reaching. Is it possible to close the gap between rich and poor to achieve equality for all? Inequality can be boiled down to the fact that the richest ten percent of people in the world earn 40 percent...
It has been a pleasure to host Dr Bryan McAlister-Grande for the past week here in Nepal. Bryan joined us as GVI Sustainable Development Fellow (2019-20). He received his Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of...
The cry of “Howzat!” echoes off the walls of the surrounding buildings, with shouts of dissenting voices following hot on hits heels. Friendly arguments then ensue, with the final decision being “Not out” and the game continues. This all takes place in a central...
So you want to be a field guide? Throw on your khakis and grab your binoculars – we’ve got just the right conservation volunteering project for you. Living in the South African bushveld and learning how to track animals through the wilderness isn’t a narrative...
Volunteering in South Africa is a chance to make a difference, from community development to conservation, while encountering a wildly diverse country. From the deep blue of the Indian Ocean to the burnt orange of the Kalahari Desert, and the lush green of the Garden...
Several years ago I was lucky enough to teach a group of vibrant nine to 13-year-olds. I was surprised at how observant kids in this age group are. On more than one morning I was greeted with a hug or friendly smile and a “Miss, I like your green dress. Is it new?”...
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