US$8,212.38 to our partner in South Africa for a breakfast program on Saturday mornings, to accompany a program supplying extra tutoring to students within Kliptown. This was made possible thanks to funds raised by our South Africa Cycle Challenge participants in 2013.
In June, the GVN Foundation sent a grant of US$4,458.04 to our partner in Nepal for the running costs of Brighter Future Children’s Home in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. This was made possible thanks to donations raised by our Mt Everest trekkers, ESTC 2013 and sponsorship funds.
$1,117.90 to one of our partners in Nepal for running costs of a residential center for sexually and domestically abused girls in Pokhara. Funds were also used for the schooling and education supplies of these girls.
$900 was sent to our other Nepal partner for education programs in Nepal, raised by our five Nepal Young at Heart Tour participants.
$3,862.03 was granted to our partner in Kenya for the Lemolo Water Project, funded by the efforts of our Mt Kilimanjaro Fundraising Trekkers.
In March, grants totaling US$2,652.57 were sent to our partner in Rwanda for the following:
a Noon Meal Feeding Program at a school, ensuring the students receive a nutritious meal during the school day
purchasing chickens at a sustainable community agriculture project
school supplies for families who cannot afford these items
medical insurance to provide basic health care when needed
These grants were made possible via funding from Eat So They Can, Heidi Wallis (Rwanda volunteer) and all those who purchased a chicken through 2013.
$10,714.46 was granted to our partner in Kenya for the initial stages of a water infrastructure project in a former IDP community in Lemolo. Prior to the start of this project, community members needed to walk 5 hours per return trip to fetch water (approx 2 return journeys required per day per family). We look forward to assisting in the completion of this project over the coming months.
$478.70 was granted to our Kenya partner towards dining and study tables for Day Love Orphanage in Kenya. This grant was made possible thanks to fundraising by Herika Noleto and her supporters.
A grant of $1,647 has been granted to our partner organization in South Africa to fund a literacy program thanks to the fundraising efforts of one of our wonderful international interns!
A total of $3,123 has been granted to our partner organization in Rwanda thanks to our Eat So They Can campaign and our Chickens for Change appeal. These funds will be used to expand our partner organization’s chicken program as well as continue their noon meal program, which provides a daily meal to 60 children.
GVN is pleased to announce the Shepherd family as winners of our August Prize Draw! Gavin Shepherd, his wife and their 3 boys under the age of 10, will be spending 2 weeks in our Vietnam Children’s Program in 2012.
The monthly prize draw (which Gavin was automatically entered into by paying his $97 application fee in August) provides the winner with their program fees paid for by GVN for a 4 week volunteer placement (to the value of US$1997). Our next prize draw will be held on October 1st - sign up to the GVN volunteer program or trek of your choice this month and you’ll be in with a chance to win our next prize draw.
Congratulations to Kathleen Atwell winner of our first monthly Prize Draw! By paying her US$97 application fee Kathleen was automatically entered in the monthly draw, and has won her program fees paid by GVN for a 4 week volunteer placement (to the value of US$1997). Kathleen will be volunteering in our Nepal Children’s homes program in January 2012.
Our next prize draw will be held on September 1st - sign up to the GVN volunteer program or trek of your choice this month and you’ll be in with a chance to win our next prize draw.
The GVN Foundation has recently made the following grants:
An Everest Hike grant of $2,643.42 has been sent to VSN in Nepal to cover this quarter’s running costs for Brighter Future Children’s Home.
An ESTC grant of $5,000 has been sent to Huchuy Yachaq community center in Peru. The funds will be used to fund a jewellery workshop to empower women from the community and give them a new source of income for their families.
An ESTC grant of $14,359.50 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to fund the first year of the Peruvian Promise Program. The grant will be used fund scholarships, school uniforms, textbooks, school supplies and experiential retreats for 16 girls. In addition this ESTC grant will fund a breakfast program at Lamay school for 360 students for one year.
An International Fundraiser grant of $258.59 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to support 5 children at Wara community center.
A Sponsorship grant of $79.86 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to help with the ongoing running costs at the Hogar Mercedes de Jesus in Peru.
Like many people around the world, we were saddened to hear about the devastating earthquake in Christchurch yesterday. The GVN Foundation is planning an appeal to raise money to help support the people of Christchurch.GVN’s offices are based in Wellington, 300 kilometres from the earthquake’s epicentre in Christchurch. We have been unaffected by the quake, and our volunteer services will continue as normal.