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Unlocking Talent project handover ceremony in Malawi

VSO and the Ministry of Education in Malawi, are pleased to announce the transition of the Unlocking Talent – e-learning for primary project to the Malawian Education system.

Congratulations to former VSO Chief of Party on his appointment as Director General Africa CDC

From everyone at VSO, we’d like to congratulate Dr. Jean Kaseya on his appointment as Director General at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Road Traffic Accident, Zimbabwe

On February 14th, 2023, our team experienced a terrible loss when three of our national volunteers were killed in a motor accident in Zimbabwe. We are all in shock at this news. The thoughts of everyone at VSO are with the families and friends of those who have died or been injured.

VSO appoints a new Chair of International Board of Trustees, Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE as the new Chair of the VSO International Board of Trustees. Julia will take up her appointment in February 2023, having been deeply involved in the charity's work for the past three years as a Board Trustee.

New £27million funding partnership between VSO and the FCDO, announced at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The UK Government aims to reach 2.5 million people across 18 low-income countries through new VSO partnership

Changing how international and local volunteers work together can help “decolonise development”, says expert following new report.  

Running projects without international volunteers will not help “decolonise development”, says expert after a new report is released by VSO and Northumbria University.

Quarter of Voluntary Service Overseas survey respondents reduced food intake due to the COVID-19 crisis and resulting restrictions

VSO Bangladesh and its partners announce the launch of 'VSO School App', an education app developed in partnership with Ustad Mobile and used to strengthen the learning of Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar.

VSO releases an application to strengthen learning for Rohingya children in Bangladesh

VSO Bangladesh and its partners announce the launch of 'VSO School App', an education app developed in partnership with Ustad Mobile and used to strengthen the learning of Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar.

Volunteers respond to flash floods in Sierra Leone

VSO is working with partners and community volunteers to reach the most affected groups as a result of the rapid flash floods that hit Freetown on 2 August.

Flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and India

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, flooding has killed more than 100 people over the weekend, and VSO is carrying out an emergency response.