Blog posts about Education
My baby comes to class with me
Zainab Boima and her eight-month-old son are pupils at the Teenage Mother’s School. FINE Salone and VSO run an informal school so teen mums to continue their basic education.
Getting children ready to start school in RwandaVSO is changing the future of education in Rwanda through helping prepare children for school, training teachers and classroom refurbishment.
From teacher to volunteer: What’s it like to volunteer abroad with VSO?Two retired UK teachers decided to embark on a completely new challenge: Wendy is improving teaching standards in Rwanda, while Helen is making education more inclusive in Nepal.
Is teaching the world's toughest job?Low pay. Lack of respect. Being asked to achieve the impossible with not enough time, resources or training to do your best. Teachers around the world reveal the challenges they face – and why they keep at it despite everything.
Our lasting bond: How volunteering created a cross-cultural connectionA volunteer placement that began more than a decade ago continues to benefit children with special education needs in Vietnam and has laid the foundations for a special relationship between two extraordinary women.
Thank you: Two incredible words I never expected to hear from Nelson MandelaAt 21, Robert Yates was unhappy at the state of the world. Determined to take positive action, he volunteered with VSO in Tanzania, where he supported young South Africans exiled by apartheid.
Meet Durga: A Big Sister with a huge impact
When Durga Dahal was 18, she dropped out of school to get married and dedicate her time to household chores. Now, she volunteers as a ‘Big Sister’, vulnerable girls in her home community of Ranighat to attend and stay in school.
“Very few girls miss school in this community now” – Nirmala’s story
Nirmala was struggling at school, getting fail marks. Big Sister Durga Dahal convinced Nirmala’s parents of the value of education and inspired her to attend school regularly.