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Creativity is contagious, pass it on!

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!

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...
It’s not all about Cape Town

It’s not all about Cape Town

Sometimes, the best experiences are unplanned and unpredictable. If travelling has taught me anything it’s that going with the flow is the best mantra to live by. Going against my own advice, I pre-booked a ziplining canopy tour with some of the volunteers only to...
5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s Bay is the Western Cape’s best kept secret. This small seaside town offers both relaxing beaches and adrenaline pumping activities which makes it the perfect retreat for backpackers and families a like. Here is a list of five ‘must-do’s’ in and around Gordons...
The Top 10 Volunteer Projects for 2018

The Top 10 Volunteer Projects for 2018

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 Volunteer in 2018...
Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

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...