Kerala

7 Reasons to Volunteer in India

7 Reasons to Volunteer in India

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...

First Summer School Program of 2017

First Summer School Program of 2017

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...

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 Dil Se...

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. I had never...