Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
If you’ve never been to India, it must be added to your list. While you’re doing voluntary work in India, you’ll naturally want to explore all that the country has to offer. Luckily for you, it has something for everybody – for the adventurers, the naturalists, the...
It’s the beginning of the school holidays in Kerala India, which is always an interesting time for our team. Many of the schools we partner with are closed and giving their students a well-deserved break after exams. In the lead up to the holidays our team has been...
This year the Global Vision International (GVI) India hub is on an exciting adventure. GVI has set up a program which means that school, work and university groups can come join us for an interactive learning experience. This week a school group has come all the way...
When you think of disadvantaged groups, who do you think of? Granted there are enormous amounts of groups throughout the world that are disadvantaged but one of the largest affected groups of discrimination in varying forms is women. According to United...
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) –...
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 Dil Se...
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...
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. I had never...
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 what I...
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