Throughout the last few months, we at GVI Chiang Mai have been hard at work to ensure that this project continues to go from strength to strength. We have been buoyed by the arrival of Kah Moon's daughter - a beautiful baby elephant; now, just over a month old....
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that the rumours of Kah Moon's pregnancy were recently proved true, as she has given birth to a healthy female calf! We began to suspect this to be the case around March of this year, as it can be difficult to tell...
Feelin' alive Hello guys, my name is Antonio and I am a community intern in Huay Pakoot, Thailand. I start off this blog by saying; whatever you expected to gain from this trip, whatever you think will be good, just to clarify, it will be better. It is true that there...
Volunteering with animals is an exciting prospect. This means wildlife conservation programs are very popular with prospective volunteers. It's worthwhile to ask: Does it really make a difference? GVI has several wildlife volunteer opportunities and marine...
The wake up call The rooster that lives beneath my homestay crows peacefully. Once and then once more, like a single-worded song, and finally I am awake. The clock beside me blinks twice and eventually my eyes focus on the neon 5:45AM in front of me. I push myself up...
Lost boots Unless you live in a similar climate or geography, nothing prepares you for hiking on the GVI Thailand Project. As a new intern, I found my first hike exceptionally difficult; slipped over multiple times and even lost my walking boot at one point! However,...
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 17 is truly global. It aims to build support networks between so-called developed and developing countries. Working together is the only way sustainable development initiatives will thrive. In 2015, world...
I’m now in my second year of being in Huay Pakoot… It’s been such a crazy and special year settling into life here, getting to know the people and culture, and playing a part in developing this awesome project. It’s gone so fast, but when I look back we seem to have...
Mornings here start with noise. The noise of a small village slowly stirring and getting ready to face the day. Roosters start crowing before the dawn – sometimes I hear a crackle of fire as the mahouts gather round to make their breakfast. Motorbike engines start –...
An internship with GVI is something that you should do at least once in your lifetime. I have enjoyed my first week as an intern. What I like most about the lifestyle in the village is that it is very similar to the way of living in the rural areas in my home country....
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