Tinashe Ngara, Zimbabwean nurse trainer and VSO volunteer, who was until recently working in Sierra Leone, appeals to the international and African community to rally around the people of West Africa and to help them help themselves.
Business professionals will be able to use their skills and expertise to help change the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest places through a new programme, funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and run by VSO.
Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO $3.5 million to support job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.
VSO has been working across Asia and Africa to monitor the positive impact that information technology, such as mobile phone apps and text messages, can have on improving the quality of education.
A new agenda for a better world
As the United Nations General Assembly meet to discuss a future path for addressing global poverty, VSO's directors unite in setting out a new agenda for a better world.
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