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Kerala

Thambu School learns the nativity story – In English!

Thambu School learns the nativity story – In English!

Over the December weeks, I started a Christmas task of teaching the Nativity story. As I was the only Education volunteer, this was quite a job to accomplish, but was a joy from start to finish. Firstly, I worked with the children in their Standards (or small mixes) –...

Constructing a safe future for Kerala’s children.

Written by our incredibly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers Marc and Susie during GVI’s first week at Dil Se house, some 4 weeks ago. It is an ongoing project led by our excellent construction coordinator David, in close support with our friends and partner...

The Women’s Empowerment whirlwind.

The Women’s Empowerment Programme is a whirlwind of many different projects where we support a mix of women of different ages, backgrounds and situations. Our goal is to help create positive change by giving women more opportunity, autonomy and independence, as well...
Teaching Abroad In Kerala, India

Teaching Abroad In Kerala, India

At 18 years old, having just finished my A-levels, my motives for choosing to volunteer teaching English in India were varied. I wanted to travel, to meet new people, and to change my perspective on my – frankly very comfortable and easy – life back home....
Of Positive Liberty And The Women Of Kerala

Of Positive Liberty And The Women Of Kerala

I arrived in Kerala two weeks ago, and have been working on the women’s empowerment program. As a deep-rooted libertarian, this program has given me one key life lesson which I will always remember. What we are working for here is choice and opportunity. From...