Sustainable Development Goal Number 5 is collectively reaching for gender equality. Across GVI globally, thousands of people work towards gender equality and empowering women and girls through education and training, access to health facilities and knowledge, and...
One day, a volunteer from Australia brought a bag of Days for Girls (DfG) kits to Laos and gave it to Leyla (a former GVI Laos Program Manager). She didn’t yet know what was inside, so she opened it, and the rest has been a beautiful tale of education and growth for...
This is my seventh time back to this amazing village. Each time I come out I become more and more infatuated with the people and their culture. I came here first to get behind the conservation side of this project, but every time I’ve been here I fall more and more in...
GVI offers tailor-made group expeditions around the globe. For a powerful educational volunteering experience, look to these six destinations. Learn and grow as a group. Whether you are part of a high school, university, or corporate group, volunteering abroad...
A few words from our staff in Nepal As part of understanding the recent GVI Impact and Ethics report, our local staff, Bibek, Sita and Rhythm, sat down and wrote their own reflections on what the report made them think about. It’s a fabulous first attempt at blog...
Pchum Ben is one of the most significant and important Buddhist festivals in Cambodia, lasting for 15 days throughout the 10th month every year, with its official day being marked on the 27th September. In Khmer, ‘Pchum’ means to congregate whilst ‘Ben’ means to...
At midnight, I came out from the Kempegowda International Airport. When I got into a taxi, I opened the car window. The warm night wind brushed on my face, and the air seemed to be filled with the taste of hot curry. I was in Bangalore, India. I spent one month there...
If you’re considering a diving qualification, you might find it helpful to know how long it will take you to get certified. Learn more about the requirements of the different PADI courses. A PADI certification is your licence for adventure. As well as making it...
Momo Challenge in Pokhara Here in Pokhara I am completing a community development internship. In addition to teaching English at local elementary schools, co-leading an afterschool program, and supporting other GVI initiatives, the internship includes completing the...
Volunteering with wildlife presents many opportunities to learn new skills, participate in scientific research, and make an impact along the way. Living on a GVI program base is an exciting opportunity to connect with wildlife. There is no need for prior experience....
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