I’ll forever remember the day I sat in front of my computer screen after just receiving confirmation from GVI that I had booked a six-week short-term internship in Thailand. A place so foreign and with a language I could not speak, but with a program, I was highly...
I still remember the first time I walked into one of the classes 2 months ago. At that point, I had no idea how I was going to cope with all those playful kids. As the time passed by, everything went more smoothly and I really saw the children’s English improving. As...
Shark Guardian Book Launch Shark Guardian Partnership Educating the younger generation on the importance of sharks across their local marine ecosystems is an important focal point if we are to ensure the survival of these amazing creatures. Thailand has a wide variety...
My name is James, and I’m a second-year student at Duke University. I’m participating in GVI’s Service Learning program over here in Phang Nga Province, Thailand. We mostly focus our work on conservation, doing sea turtle conservation, beach cleanups, and biodiversity...
GVI Phang Nga Fun Run for Camillian Back in December of 2016 the community team at GVI Phang Nga embarked on a new project at the Camillian Social Centre. We began performing physiotherapy sessions with all students who attend the centre. Completing these routines has...
Suzhou Industrial Park School's Week on Service Learning Last week, we welcomed Suzhou Industrial Park School to our Phang Nga base for a one-week Service Learning programme. The students worked on a wide range of projects whilst developing their learning and...
Single – use – plastics. It is quite self explanatory isn’t it? Those everyday items that we use for a short amount of time, before we dispose of it; plastic bags, straws, cups, dishes and utensils to plastic drink bottles. Tons of plastic debris is discarded every...
This month, GVI volunteers and staff successfully created, organized, and planned a week-long summer camp for over 100 students at the Ban Yan Yao School, which is located in the town of Takuapa, about a 10 minute drive from our Phang Nga base. The school-summer...
Now that Spring is approaching, many high school and college-aged students are considering what to do with their spring breaks as well as their summers. GVI offers alternative spring break projects doing marine conservation in Mexico or community development...
Thursday we were went to khao lak and did two beautiful hikes. We woke up early for these so that we could see as much wild life as possible. The first hike ran along the coastline and had many beautiful view points overlooking the ocean. We conducted a biodiversity...
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