The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
Well, where and how to start? Probably the best thing is to give you a bit of background information about the project on which I’ll be working for the next four weeks. It’s run under the auspices of GVI, a global organisation which operates projects in many...
The school holidays may have been quiet for some, but here at GVI Cape Town we seized the opportunity to repaint and decorate classrooms with educational murals, with the primary goal being to help enhance students overall learning experience. Over the course of two...
What are you looking for in a vacation? To get away and recharge? Or are you searching for inspiration? Trips that truly enlighten us are those that expose us to new ways of life, making us see things differently, and putting our personal challenges into perspective....
Magical is an understatement when describing the beauty of the Kingdom of Cambodia. You’ll never believe how truly magnificent this south-east Asian gem can be unless you visit it yourself! Here, this is everything you need to know before you go. If you would like to...
DAY 1 at Caqalai Let’s start with the good. The island and the landscape are beautiful. You can walk around the whole thing in ten minutes. I cannot wait to get in the water it is so blue and clear. We stopped at a small island about five minutes from Caqalai before...
1) Explore Angkor Wat and The Surrounding Ruins of The Khmer Empire If you’re visiting Cambodia, chances are you’ve come to see the magnificent ruin that is the Angkor Wat. I mean it's on the National flag for goodness sake! It is by far the largest religious...
2018 is upon us! As you run down your checklist of things you want to accomplish this year, be sure to keep a spare sheet of paper for the top volunteering projects where you want to visit and volunteer! Further Reading: 17 Excellent Reasons to...
I signed up with GVI on the 9th of December 2017. Some people come with an expectation, but I didn’t really have anything. No teaching experience and first time in south east Asia alone. All I knew is that I was about to experience something that was going to push me...
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