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.
Introduction: The city of Kampong Cham Kampong Cham- the third largest province Cambodia and the base of GVI Cambodia- boasts a beautiful riverside front, a variety of colonial French architecture and stunning Cambodian countryside. What is particularly unique about...
Whether you are planning on attending a project at either of our Thailand hubs or if you are simply interested in travelling responsibly and ethically as you travel this remarkable country, there are a few choices to keep in mind when planning your visit to see elephants. Every choice you make, and every baht you use at an ethical sanctuary over a basic tourist attraction helps the industry to develop and make better choices of its own so that future elephants will be treated better.
It was an eye opening experience coming out here with GVI in Phang Nga. It taught me more than just facts, statistics, routines and labour. It showed me how to look at things through different lenses, to experience things from a different perspective, and how to take initiative in being the cause. But above all else: it showed me how to enjoy it all while making a real difference. GVI, you were one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
I’m a second-year student at Bournemouth University, as a student, one of my requirement was to do a work experience placement for 10 weeks over the first and second years. I decided to take my time abroad and look into conservation and the ways that different...
Don’t get me wrong I enjoy 5 stars, fluffy towels and a well-stocked mini-bar with the best of them. I quite fancy taking a dip in an infinity pool and spending time exploring European cities. I thoroughly enjoy frolicking by the seashore on a majestic island. But the...
The GVI Elephant Reintroduction programme is brilliant. Not just because of the elephants (duh) and the community experience but also because it KEEPS YOU FIT. The health benefits: bucket showers (cold water provides increased circulation), walking, protein (eggs eggs...
I may have only been in Laos for 2 weeks, but it took just a few days to fall in love with the place. Volunteering with GVI Laos has been the best experience of my life, so much so that I have already booked to come back again next year for longer! I remember being...
Volunteering abroad can be exciting, fun, and full of adventure. This doesn’t make it a holiday though — in fact, the two modes of travel are worlds apart. While a vacation is primarily about having a good time, volunteering is focused on making a difference in the...
Objectives: • Improving the health and well-being of the Lao community • To provide health, life-skills and vocational classes to the local community • Expand existing partnerships and develop and grow new ones On June 10th-11th and 17th-18th, GVI Laos was invited to...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment