Teacher Grace Chigwechokha in Malawi
©VSO/Amos Gumulira

The love of teaching - Grace's story

Grace Chigwechokha a teacher at Chiuzimbi Primary School in Malawi explains how her students are overcoming challenging conditions with the help of VSO's Unlocking Talent project.

Volunteer Teonas Kalumika at an Unlocking Talent classroom in Malawi
VSO/Jeff DeCock

The award-winning tech that's transforming education

The technology that powers one of VSO's biggest education projects has been awarded a multi-million dollar prize funded by Elon Musk.

Students from Unlocking Talent class in Malawi

Teaching 142 students at a time

Margret Kawanga, a Teacher at Mdzobwe Primary School in Malawi has a difficult task. She teaches over 140 learners at any one time. Education technology is helping her deliver effective lessons.

A large group of parents gather under a tree as children begin a dance performance at Archerer primary school
VSO/Peter Caton

Educating Karamoja

In northern Uganda, VSO volunteers are bringing communities together to drastically improve education.

A young woman stands and presents a flipchart showing a diagramme outlining young people's frustrations with healthcare

Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Lesotho

We've partnered with the Ministry of Health to improve young people's access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, whilst supporting a citizen-led monitoring approach that holds authorities to account.

A male prisoner sits on a tree stump and reads a book in the yard of Mutimurefu Prison, whilst other prisoners chop wood in the background
VSO/Cynthia Matonhodze

Improving the health and wellbeing of prison populations in Southern Africa

Improving prison health through an innovative combination of volunteer peer support, skills training, and advocating for change.

Little Sister Pramila writes in her exercise book in a classroom
VSO/Suraj Ratna Shakya

"I used to feel bad about my low performance" - Pramila's story

13-year-old Pramila used to have to prioritise homework over studying – but with the support of her Big Sister Rama, she’s now thriving at school and dreams of becoming a teacher one day.

A woman smiles as she weighs ingredients for baking as part of an enterprise training group in Tutuka, Ashanti Region
VSO/Nicholas Seun Adatsi

Making the dough: Women in Ghana on baking for a better future

Together with Mondelez International, we’re equipping female cocoa farmers with training and support to help them start their own enterprises.

Prak Sim, farmer from Cambodia
VSO/Sophal Neak

"I'm really happy that IMA4P supports me" - Prak Sim's story

The Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) programme supports smallholders like Prak Sim to turn their rice farms into thriving commercial enterprises.

Volunteering in Cambodia. Farmer Ly Theort talks with international volunteers in one of her fields
VSO/Sophal Neak

"It's easier to sell products this way" - Ly Theort's story

Thanks to the Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) programme, rice farmers like Ly Theort are benefiting from economies of scale and new contracts that make it easier to sell their crops.

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