This month, GVN Foundation has granted $4,572.24 to our partner in Kenya to fund 6 months of a nutrition program for 750 children in Lemolo, a community of resettled former internally displaced people. This grant was made possible by the Rotary Club of Vienna, Austria.
A grant of $2,398 was sent to our partner in Uganda for the emergency re-roofing of Nalusse Success Primary school that was torn off in a storm. Funds were also used to replace all the education supplies that were damaged in the storm also.
A further $266.20 was granted in Uganda for construction supplies and labour towards the completion of a new building on the Hopeland Junior School campus in Kitoola.
$1,500 was granted to Huchuy Yachaq in Peru to provide a tutor for 5 months and support the operational costs for a sustainable future.
$3,040.27 was granted to our partner in Nepal for the further education and care of the children at Brighter Future and Shining Star Children’s Homes. This was a combination of funding from the ‘All It Takes’ campaign , sponsorship, our Young at Heart Tour, Eat So They Can and Gifts of Change.
In April, $1,968.59 was granted to our partner in Nepal to help cover the running costs of Shining Star Children’s Home, a sustainable vegetable garden at Brighter Future Children’s Home, umbrellas for the impending monsoon season, and to fund a teacher for 12 months at a women’s community education and empowerment class.
$2,255 was granted to our partner in Peru to support a kindergarten and community centre nutritious snack program for local children. This grant was made up of funds from the Eat So They Can campaign.
A further $13,947 was granted to two community partners in Uganda, thanks to funds raised through the sale of SUUBI 2014 Calendar of Hope and the project initiators, ESG Foundation and ESG Asia Pacific. These funds will be used as follows:
An emergency relief grant of $14,739.29 has been sent to our partner organization in the Philippines to provide much needed assistance to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. At this time, relief efforts are being focused around Panay Island and the surrounding areas.
GVN is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the crowdfunding platform Go Get Funding to enable you to raise up to 100% of the cost of your next trip. Online fundraising is a great way to raise the money you need and with Go Get Funding you can create a GVN fundraising page.Once launched, share your page link with your friends, family and wider network of contacts. Social media and email makes it easy to spread the word.
Remember, to select ‘Global Volunteer Network’ from the category list when setting up your fundraiser.
The Global Volunteer Network (GVN) will send an advanced team of GVN relief professionals into Haiti this week thanks to a private organisation in Jamaica and public support.
In response to the Haiti disaster Colin Salisbury, Global Volunteer Network (GVN) Founder and President has commissioned an advanced team of relief professionals - all private individuals who have readily volunteered to lend their expertise and support - headed by Nadine McNeil, GVN Foundation Board Member who has over 20 years experience working in the UN, including a three year assignment in Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami.
“The team will make an initial assessment of the immediate needs on the ground, specifically addressing water/sanitation, health/safety, psycho-social trauma support, and logistics/ distribution. The recommendations coming from the initial assessment team will drive the GVN Haitian re-building/support volunteer projects for the next 12-18 months,” says Salisbury.
Salisbury says that the international community, both the public and private sectors have been quick to respond but more needs to be done.
“I am urging everyone to act. Whether you dig deep and put your hands in your pockets, volunteer, or send prayers, please do something. We can all do something.”
Sam Shetler spent 2 1/2 months volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal, through the Global Volunteer Network.
Sam is holding his 4th annual skateboard contest titled ‘Lakeville Contest 2009′ and is donating all proceeds to Volunteer Service Nepal through G.V.N.
Sam wrote about his contest and supplied it to various newspapers to promote the charity saying “That’s why I want to hold the contest, to both to raise funds and awareness for (Volunteer Service Nepal) and also to contribute something positive to the youth in my local community.”
Because of the popularity of this hike, and the small number of national park permits issued, participants interested in the trek, set for the 16th-24th of August 2009 should apply up as soon as possible and pay their application fees no later then early January 2009 in order to confirm a place on this amazing trip! Don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of the most important and beautiful archaeological discoveries of modern time. By signing up for this trek you will also be lending much needed help to Peruvian children in need. > Sign up today!
Have you ever wondered how you could help fight poverty?
Do you like getting together with your friends and family and enjoying a meal together? Have you ever wanted to travel to Africa to do aid work? Well now GVN is giving you the opportunity to do all of these things!
By joining ‘Eat So They Can’ - our international fundraiser that invites citizens of the world to participate in what is collectively one huge dinner party! Simply eat a meal, raise money, help stop child poverty and you could win the grand prize trip to Africa!
Anyone who raises $500 or more from their event will be entered into our drawing to help distribute funds raised!
The United Nations’ #1 Millennium Development Goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. But here we find ourselves past the midway point and there are still over 900 million people living on less than USD $1 a day!
The GVN Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the people who so generously responded to our plea for help following the Peru earthquake. We are ecstatic to report that we raised over USD$9,000 dollars in one week! Colin and Courtney (who have just finished the Machu Picchu Fundraising Hike in Peru) have made preparations for a truck loaded with food, water, and medical supplies to be delivered to the remote village of Huancavalica, an extremely poor city to the south which has yet to receive assistance. Thank you again for all your donations - your support is inspiring.