A GLOBAL APPROACH TO VOLUNTEERING AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Global Village Foundation has hosted student youth groups and international organizations, along with adventurous and generous travelers for volunteer Service Learning and cultural exchange since 2002.
Past groups have included:
- Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Temasek Polytechnic
- Raffles Institution
- Peace Boat Japan
- Rotary Club of Hiroshima
GVF funds and provides construction for kindergarten and primary schools, cultural and vocational training centers, occupational training for the blind, village markets, and other infrastructure necessary to help raise the standards of living throughout rural Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The schools GVF builds provide disadvantaged youth living in rural areas opportunities for education—at no cost to them.
Projects have included:
School Construction for Rural Areas
Promoting Health and Well-being
Employment Support for People with Disabilities
MOBILE LIBRARY AND TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS:
Opening the minds of children through books.
Throughout schools located in rural areas of central Vietnam, GVF’s Mobile Library and teacher training program introduces primary school aged children to the joys of reading for pleasure. Each Mobile Library book box contains 300 books for children to enjoy for use at school, at home, book fairs and read-a-thons.
Every box contains books with subjects ranging from geography, history, to short stories, with enough books for every grade from first to fifth. We have established our mobile libraries in schools throughout Da Nang and Quang Nam Province. With your help GVF plans to spread the joy of reading to children all across Vietnam in 2014 and beyond.