A GLOBAL APPROACH TO VOLUNTEERING AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
GVF has hosted student youth groups, international organizations, adventurous and generous volunteers, and more for Service Learning and cultural exchanges since 2000.
Past groups include:
- 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 that GVF builds provides crucial opportunities to disadvantaged youth living in rural areas – at no cost to them.
Past projects include:
School Construction for Rural Areas
Dental team led by Dr. Charles Craft from Alaska
Award for good leadership at the blind centers
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, and at book fairs and read-a-thons.
Every box contains books with subjects ranging from geography and 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.