“ To support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers.”
“ The act of volunteering, of taking on a responsibility for humankind, of declaring that a person whom you have never met has the basic and fundamental right to a life free of suffering, is incomparable to any other gesture.” - GVN Staff Ghana
“ The Western world forgets that we’re the minority. Most of the world survives with no banks, no credit cards, no TVs and no running water.” - GVN Staff Nepal
“ Yes, it’s tough. But after the first few days, when you get over the jetlag and the change, I can’t see how you would ever regret it. I just can’t.” - Volunteer Peru
“ We’re all people at the end of the day. There are no differences when you strip away everything else. That’s one thing that I’ve found through volunteering. At the end of the day, we were all sitting there drinking tea, being women, having that bond.” - Volunteer Kenya
Vietnam “ There have always been people in need, and unfortunately, I think there always will be. All throughout the history of the world there have always been people who have nothing and people who have something to give.” - GVN Staff
“ Quite often you hear that the developed countries take advantage of the developing countries. But volunteerism allows developing countries to see that there’s another side of people, and how people want to be in the world.” - GVN Staff India
“ And in the passing of a brick, in the chalk-dusted writing of a word, in the gentle rocking of a lonely child, a new world is forged where the universal truths are love, compassion and generosity.” - GVN staff Costa Rica
In 2007 ESTC raised $37,000 for the Kenyan Children’s Fund. Visit:
In 2008, $60,000 was raised for the African Children’s Fund. This money will be distributed between our partners in: Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda, with fund distribution beginning in March 2009.
In 2009 we raised over $190,000.
This year we hope to raise $500,000!
We can’t reach this goal alone- Join US : www.eatsotheycan.org