A total of $9,179 has just been wired to our partner organization in Nepal. These funds will be used to fund the running costs of Brighter Future Children’s Home for the first quarter of this year, to assist with the running costs of Shining Stars Children’s Home, and to expand our partner’s Further Education Fund to secure the future of their kids.
A ESTC grant of $5,000 has been sent to our partner in Uganda to help fund the Nalusse Lunch Program and the Christian Heritage Centre Classroom Build.
A grant of $183.55 has been sent to our partner in Uganda to fund a pig project at the Village Support Network.
A sponsorship grant of $359.52 has been sent to our partner in Uganda to help fund the ongoing running costs at Hope for Africa Children’s Village.
A grant of $1,139 has been sent to Antardristi in Nepal. This grant is made up of sponsorship funds, Eat So They Can funds, Gifts of Change funds and General donations. The grant will be used to operate Antardristi’s residential program for the month of November.
A grant of $4,000 has been sent to our partner organization in Rwanda. This grant consists of funds raised through our Eat So They Can campaign and will be used to fund a daily lunch program.
Eat So They Can, Sponsorship and General funds have been combined to provide a grant of $7,324 to our partner organization in Ethiopia. These fund will be used to purchase school supplies for 79 kids, purchase 15 new beds, provide business training to 90 mothers, and start a nutrition program.
The GVN Foundation have just wired US $8,476 of grants to VSN in Nepal. These funds will be used to cover the running costs of Brighter Future Children’s Home for the final quarter of this year; to start a Further Education fund for the kids at Brighter Future Children’s Home and Shining Stars Children’s Home; and to support the running costs of Shining Stars Children’s Home.
GVN’s program pricing reflects the actual cost of the goods and services provided as a part of your program package. Due to a change in the cost of goods and services in Vietnam, we have restructured our pricing. The cost of goods and services for a placement 8 weeks or longer in Vietnam has decreased, and as GVN is a non-profit organization, we’re happy to announce that we are lower the overall program package for placements 8 weeks and longer. The overall decrease is between US$50 and $400. The cost for a 2 week placement has increased.
From 28 August 2012, our Vietnam program fees will change to the following:
2 weeks: US $1,697
4 weeks: US $1,997
6 weeks: US $2,247
8 weeks: US $2,497
We are pleased to announce that our Guatemala program has two new projects available:
In the Coffee cooperative program, volunteers will assist with the sustainable production of coffee in a coffee-farming community, in the Guatemalan highlands. Volunteers may be involved with coffee-picking in the fields, roasting the beans and packaging the final product, alongside wider agricultural activities, such as helping in the nursery. As well as various agricultural activities, volunteers will also be involved in marketing of the coffee product to the wider market and with support of the community by helping in reforestation and possible construction projects.
Lake Clean Up and Conservation
In the Lake Clean Up and Conservation program, volunteers will assist preserve the lake’s natural resources by raising awareness and educating the population on the proper use of the lake and its basin. The three main areas that volunteers will be involved in are environmental education, natural resources management and environmental cleanup.
Due to general increases in the prices of goods and services, our partner organisation in Ghana had adjusted their program fees in order to keep the standards delivered to volunteers at a good level. These Ghana program fees will take effect for volunteers who pay their application fees from 11 May 2012 onwards:
2 weeks: US $1,597
3 weeks: US $1,797
4 weeks: US $1,997
6 weeks: US $2,197
8 weeks: US $2,397
Ghana Childrens and Farming
3 weeks: US $1,797
4 weeks: US $1,997
6 weeks: US $2, 397
8 weeks: US $2, 697
2 weeks: US $1,797
3 weeks: US $1,997
4 weeks: US $2,197
A grant of $2,891 has been sent to Huchuy Yachaq in Peru thanks to a generous donation from IHSAN. These funds will be used to build bathrooms for the children of Las Hormiguitas kindergarten.
A grant of $8,367 has been sent to Peruvian Hearts thanks to the funds raised from our Eat So They Can hosts. These funds will be used to support the Peruvian Promise Program and the Nutrition for Change program.
A grant of $2,379 has been sent to our partner organization in Ethiopia. This grant is made up of Eat So They Can and Sponsorship funds, and will be used to purchase school supplies and clothing for the children at Mercy Home. In addition, a training and empowerment program will be provided to families.
A total of $13,664 of Eat So They Can funding has been wired to our partner organization in Kenya. These funds will be used to support a number of projects, including orphanages, IDP camps and schools. The supplies purchased with these funds will be distributed by our Distribution Team in May.
An additional $267 of funding raised through our Christmas Gifts of Change campaign has been wired to our partner organization in Kenya. These funds will be used to purchase school uniforms, blankets and mosquito nets for vulnerable children.
The Global Volunteer Network has offered conservation projects in Ecuador for the last ten years. This week, we have added three new options; volunteers can now help with Day Care, Teaching English, and Medical projects. These projects are available in four diverse locations, from the Amazon rainforest to the Galapagos Islands. For more information, please visit http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/ecuador/.