In 2017, we visited a government primary school in Pokhara, Nepal. At the time, the school had 47 students and seven staff members. When we met the Principal he explained that his goal was to have his students feel happy and proud of their learning environment. His...
Thinking about volunteering in Zambia? Sign up for a girls empowerment project! Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development, and gender bias is still deeply embedded in many cultures and economies. It's a problem that affects men and women and stunts...
Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Each year, close to one million people make the pilgrimage to visit Peru's ancient Inca site. It’s also a popular activity for volunteers in South America to visit the site before or after...
This blog post prompt asks me to write about an experience I have had since being on the project. How fascinating to ask for one single experience when the entire project has been an immersive experience worth writing about. I must say one of the most jarring moments...
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...
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...
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
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...
Original photo: "Adam Jones Follow Young Men with Pirogues in Harbour - Near Busua - Ghana" by Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Ghana is West Africa’s golden child, drenched in sunshine and adventure opportunities. If you travel...
Two-thirds of all illiterate people are women and more than 65% of people living in the most extreme poverty globally are women and girls. Women's empowerment is a key part of correcting this clear imbalance. Promoting gender equality and strengthening women’s rights...
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