Imagine the sight of the deep red sun rising over the African bushveld. The camel thorn trees are casting their silhouettes across the cinematic sunrise, and the Drakensberg mountains are towering above you. The swelling/growing light shows you the national park that...
Anyone who visits a local store or market will understand why Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic. Drinking bottled water is the norm, and each purchase is accompanied by the offer of countless plastic bags and straws. Government figures show that the country uses 4.4 billion plastic bottles and 7.3 billion plastic bags per year, and about 1.03 million tonnes of this waste ends up in the ocean each year.
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...
Reducing our plastic consumption should be at the forefront of everyone's minds at the moment. It feels like everywhere you go, there are images of turtles stuck in plastic trying to swim, or reports of seals, fish and other creatures eating plastic bags after...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Are you an animal lover who is passionate about protecting vulnerable species in their natural habitat? The United Nations(UN) October 2018 report on climate change was a wake-up call for many on the destruction of the world’s habitat and its impact not only on humans...
Our oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and they are a valuable resource to all living creatures. Without water, no life on earth is possible, so we have to be pro-active in conserving this irreplaceable resource Whether you are a recreational diver or just a fan...
Photo: Alex Carter The internet is flooded with awe-inspiring pictures of white sand beaches, mountaintop views, and everyday travelers volunteering around the world. After a while you start to think, “How can I get there? How can I make this happen for me?” Why not...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report June 2018: New National Scholar Program Participant Objectives Identify and vet potential local people for the NSP by approaching local English colleges and encouraging high achieving suitable ex-students to participate. Offer...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report May 2018: Menstrual Health Monitoring and Evaluation and Conference Objectives To provide health, life-skills and vocational classes to the local community: Increase females’ access, understanding and awareness of...
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