About us

Who we are?

Global Initiative for Excchange and Development Inc. (GIED) is a non-government and non-profit organization established in July 6, 2015 in Cebu City, Philippines with the primary aim to promote various meaningful collaborations in building local communities and empowering people to be partners in nation building. 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.

Our Mission

  • To promote international voluntary service exchanges
  • To nurture community development efforts and volunteerism
  • To provide globally competitive training programs on youth service and leadership
  • To promote learner-centered training programs
  • To establish a network of volunteers and experts in social development


GIED envisions being a leader in social services, a catalyst for youth empowerment and intercultural exchange and a mentor of voluntary work for youth development.

Why choose us?

Global Initiative for Exchange and Development is a duly registered Youth Serving Organization of the National Youth Commission, a National Government Agency under the Office of the President of the Philippines.

Our Official International Partners

Network for Voluntary Development in Asia and Pacific
Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organization
International Cultural Youth Exchange
International Committee for International Voluntary Services

Our Local Partners

  • Philippine Accessible Deaf Services. (PADS)
  • Action for Nurturing Children and Environment Inc. (ANCE)
  • Philippine Self Help Foundation. (PSHF)
  • La Consolacion College of Bais City
  • Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation
  • Edukasyon Para sa Kinabukasan Inc. (Eduk Inc.)
  • Livingstone Christian Academy
  • Home for the Sick and Malnourished Children (Missionaries of Charity)
  • Gasa sa Gugma -Home for the Dying Destitutes (Missionaries of Charity)
  • Quota International of Cebu
  • Abcede Memorial Library Center
  • Livingstone Christian Academy
  • Saceda Youth Lead. (SYL)
  • Youth Community Service Club-Cebu Provincial Council Inc.
  • Provincial Governments of Negros Oriental, Cebu, Negros Occidental
  • Local Governments of Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova, Cebu City.
  • Local Government of Barangay Kawit
  • Local Government of Sawang Calero
  • Minolos Elementary School