1) Where Is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
Like many of my stories while volunteering with GVI in Laos, it all started with an existential moment walking down the streets of Luang Prabang. I was walking through rugged sidewalks around construction and motorcycles. I passed under extremely low hanging tarps and...
If you’re in high school today, chances are you’re way more clued up about global issues than any previous generation. Even more impressive, you’ve probably already contributed to projects in support of causes you truly care about. For you,...
In the weeks leading up to traveling to Cap Ternay I had some expectations of what life would be like on base. To be honest I thought I was going to struggle, whether it be the time difference between home and the Seychelles, or the lack of Wi-Fi so that I couldn’t...
Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender violence or the many persons throughout the world who still...
Our stay at the GVI base in Silana village was very much like a home away from home meets camp experience. Our expedition project team worked independently to execute a variety of jobs around the village. This included but was not limited to ploughing land to build...
All across the Western world, thousands of people head to homeless shelters and food kitchens to volunteer during the holiday season. Christmas seems to bring out the best in us, inspiring donations of both time and money. It makes sense. The Christmas spirit is all...
Saludos from Jalova! We just wanted to tell you a little bit about the exciting 24hr survey we carried out from 7pm on the 27th of September till 7pm on the 28th of September. We organized this 24hr survey in order to raise funds to purchase solar panels for the...
Achievement report – August Healthy Girls Empowerment – just what the doctor ordered! Objective Coordinate 24 Girls Empowerment workshops within the Third Quarter SDG: No poverty, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender...
So you’ve heard about the many benefits of taking a gap year, either because of Malia Obama’s recent decision to take a break before college or because your college application letter recommends it. You’ve weighed up the pros and cons of taking a gap year and...
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