Friday, November 9, 2007

Volunteer in Nepal - Price Reduction

Our partner in Nepal needs more volunteers to help with the children’s homes they support across the Kathmandu Valley. If you submit your application and secure your place by paying the Application Fee during the month of November, you will receive $100 off the advertised Program Fee!

The program options available in Nepal are:

- Teaching English
- Children’s Homes
- Health Education
- Environment
- School and Community Maintenance Program
- Home Stay/Cultural Exchange

For more details about the Nepal program:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

'Children Breaking Free' Video Competition

Last year the GVN Foundation ran a photography competition entitled, 'Breaking Free From Poverty'. We received some amazing photographs which dealt with improvements in the lives of children and helped to raise awareness about the issues facing millions of impoverished children around the globe. In the run up to Christmas we are starting a new competition for those of you more at home with your camcorders and editing software.

GVN invite you to get filming/collecting/editing! The title of the film is 'Children Breaking Free' and you can submit your video to our youtube group, 'Children Breaking Free Video Competition'. To add a video to this group you must first have your own youtube account and have uploaded your video to your own page. Then you go to the following link: and join the group. Once you are joined you can then add a video to the group so that you can be in the running to win a Sony MiniDV Handycam camcorder. The top 3 videos with the highest views will be judged by a panel from the Global Volunteer Network office and the winner's video will be featured and publicized on our website and in our newsletter.

Videos must be between 3-5 minutes long and deal with, 'Children Breaking Free'. You may use clips from your own volunteering experiences or from your friends', but you must have full permission to use all footage and contents. Your video must include a short clip offering further info at and also contain the following tags;

"Global Volunteer Network"; "stop child poverty"; "children breaking free"; "hope"; "experience" For an example entry you may like to watch our Stop Child Poverty video at our youtube site:

All videos must be uploaded and in the 'Children Breaking Free Video Competition' group by December 5th and we will begin counting new views from that point. Then we wait 2 weeks: the 3 videos with the most new views by December 19th will be judged, and the winner announced shortly after that.

For an example entry you may like to watch our Stop Child Poverty video at our youtube site;

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