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15 Jan 2015 - 16:08

January 15, 2015 Safaricom, the UN Millennium Campaign, Seed Institute, Save the Children Kenya, Amnesty International and VSO launch “Niko15” competition aimed at showcasing how Kenyan youth see a world free from poverty, inequality and environmental degradation.

Since the conception of the Millennium Development Goals 15 years ago, Kenya has seen unprecedented progress in free primary school enrolment, reductions in the number of HIV/AIDS cases and overall poverty has reduced, although only marginally.

15 Jan 2015 - 14:39

Action/2015 is a global campaign asking world leaders to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change. It’s a movement of over a thousand organisations, including VSO, in more than 120 countries. Action/2015 is one of the biggest campaigns ever to launch. It has the support of some big names, including Malala Yousafzai, Queen Rania of Jordan, Bono, Ben Affleck, Bill and Melinda Gates and Mo Ibrahim.

15 Dec 2014 - 17:00

Monday, 15th December, 2014:  VSO, the international development organisation which works through volunteers, has appointed Dr Philip Goodwin as the new Chief Executive. Philip is currently Chief Executive at Tree Aid, an organisation that unlocks the potential of trees to tackle poverty and protect the environment in dryland Africa.

5 Dec 2014 - 12:15

International Volunteer Day, Dec 5th, 2014

As we celebrate International Volunteer Day today, VSO welcomes the Secretary General’s emphasis on volunteering in the report released yesterday on the Post 2015 agenda.

“By acknowledging that volunteering is a powerful means of not only tacking inequality and alleviating poverty, but also of putting people at the heart of development efforts, we are raising the voices of millions of people worldwide for the first time.” said Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015), VSO.

5 Dec 2014 - 11:40

To mark International Volunteer Day on December 5th, VSO is launching a global campaign inviting people to #StepForward to support volunteering for development in 2015. 

20 Nov 2014 - 11:46

20/11/2014 10:56:00

Tuesday the 2nd December 2014 
15.00 to 18.30 
Residence Palace – Polak Room, 155, Rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels

Register here

29 Oct 2014 - 10:54

VSO is supporting a vital new project in partnership with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation to address the growing misinformation about Ebola, which the latest official figures show is still spreading quickly and preventing people from accessing basic medical services.

10 Oct 2014 - 11:11

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 Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

A volunteering hub, set to launch in early 2015, is being seed-funded by the UK Government and will be created in partnership with Accenture Development Partnerships, the not-for-profit unit within Accenture.

7 Oct 2014 - 13:30

Increasing investment in teachers’ continuous professional development is crucial to improving learning outcomes , says the CEO of leading international development agency, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), on a visit to Uganda coinciding with World Teacher’s Day on October 5th.

2 Oct 2014 - 14:40

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative

Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to VSO to more than US$9.2 million since 2003.