The Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED) was established in July 07, 2015 with the primary aim to
promote various meaningful collaborations in building local communities and empowering people to be partners in nation
building. New breed but experienced social development professionals actively involved in different social development
efforts in the Philippines and abroad conceptualized GIED. These social development professionals are armed with the
professional background and passion to offer quality services to more communities in the country. Together, they pool more
than a decade of experience in community development initiatives focusing on the most vulnerable sectors, children, youth,
women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities among others.
As a non-government and non-profit organization in the Philippines, GIED also seeks to establish its own relevance as it
responds to the Philippines’ important national social policy frameworks and plans for sustainable human development. It
is with this mindset that GIED’s advocacy on participation, empowerment, and development are emphasized to realize its
vision on community development and global citizenship work.
GIED aims to empower people-to-people connectivity through cross-cultural interaction and immersion
within and across nations, international voluntary service and dynamic cooperation. It primarily focus its programs and
services on social issues like access to education, health services, environmental sustainability, employment and livelihood
opportunities as well as social exclusion. It also offers to serve the general public, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or
GIED is a duly registered organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with Registration Number:
CN201533986_in Cebu City, Philippines since July 07, 2015. It is also registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
as well as with the Local Government of Cebu City. Vision
We envision being a leader in social services, a catalyst for people empowerment and intercultural exchange and a mentor
of voluntary work for sustainable development.
Believing that it is through dynamic linkage and empowerment of people across borders and cultures that we build exchange and development, the mission of GIED is to;
Promote international voluntary service and exchanges
Nurture community development
Promote learner-centered and globally competitive capacity building programs
v Establish network and partnerships with social development professionals, volunteers, etc.
Promote social entrepreneurship and global citizenship initiatives
We are inspired with the goal to empower people-to-people cross-cultural connectivity through the promotion of international cooperation, peace and solidarity.
We work with local partners to identify specific needs, resources and challenges. This valuable local context ensures that
our partners invest deeply in projects, take part in its ownership and provide the local leadership required to secure long-term success. As we build on local assets in collaboration with communities and partners, our organization contributes to the
people’s sustained well-being. Objectives
To empower youth across nations through inter-cultural exchanges and activities
To promote peace and unity through intercultural exchange and activities
To inspire citizens to do volunteer work
To advocate for the participation of children and youth in community development
To invite development organizations, practitioners, volunteers, etc. to promote sustainable development
To establish reliable data on situation of volunteerism, etc.
The objectives of GIED work through a six-banner program called I-SERVE:
International Voluntary Service Exchange Program
This is our flagship activity: To advocate and deploy local and foreign volunteers to communities, organizations and
institutions involved in social welfare related services. This will allow young people to gain a global outlook on cultural
diversity, appreciate other cultures and learn to interact with all kinds of people from different parts of the world.
Service Training/Capability Building and Program Development
We promote globally competitive training and learner-centered programs such as global citizenship, community development, leadership and empowerment, disaster risk reduction and mitigation, preparedness and other topics which are relevant
to development and welfare. We develop programs that are relevant to the advancement of volunteerism through global
citizenship and community development.
Establishment of a database of development organizations, practitioners/ experts, volunteers, etc.
We build a strong network of social development workers and advocates who are diverse and well-informed.
Research and reliable data on volunteerism, community development, etc.
We do research and proposals on policy development concerning social issues at the national and local levels.
We promote activities that foster community development and global citizenship through friendship, teamwork and service
Experiential Learning Activities
We nurture community development efforts through active engagement with the local community to address their
socio-economic issues and challenges.
We promote other community-based efforts such as social entrepreneurship and livelihood initiatives to the local
The Institute for Global Education, Exchange and Internship (IGEEI) formerly known as Youth for Sustainable
Development Assembly (YSDA) is committed in providing a platform and opportunities for students, young professional and
individuals in developing their skills in becoming globally competitive through formal and non-formal mechanisms. IGEEI
vision is making “Global Education Accessible for All” thus ensuring equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their
economic, social, cultural and political background.
IGEEI took pride of having deeply rooted and long experience in Global Education and International Partnership. Having
77 global partners and the only Philippine organization accredited with full member status with Coordinating Committee for
International Service (CCIVS www.ccivs.org). IGEEI also enjoys its Guest Status with Alliance of European Voluntary
Service Organizations (ALLIANCE http://www.alliance-network.eu/) that allows us to enhance Philippine and European
The International Workcamps of IGEEI aims to provide relevant experience geared towards international solidarity and
understanding. These among other elements provide the foundation towards Global Citizenship and promote the
importance of Global Education. IGEEI adheres on the principle that through international understanding on the diversity of cultures promotes peace, friendship and solidarity. It position itself in introducing the rich and unique Filipino culture and