Inside the world’s classroomsOpen the door of classrooms around the world and you’ll find a surprising range of challenges – as well as some truly incredible teachers dedicated to changing children’s lives.
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.
5 times UK aid supported mothers and babies around the worldEvery day, approximately 386,000 babies are born. Of these, over 90 per cent will be born in countries where there still isn’t enough access to medical care, leaving them at risk of illness, disease and death. But support from UK aid is changing this, providing vital services in maternal and neontatal care.
“I never thought I'd be able to participate as fully as I have”Khe Ouk, 25, from Cambodia’s Battambang province, was born without fully formed limbs. As a volunteer, this determined law graduate is inspiring fellow young Cambodians to set their aspirations higher and aim for better careers and futures – no matter what barriers they face.
Raising the curtain on child marriageIn Nepal, almost 37 percent of girls are married under the age of 18, but many are much younger. VSO and Theatre for a Change have been piloting an unusual new approach to help address the issue.
Making the dough: Women in Ghana on baking for a better future
VSO and Mondelēz International, one of the world’s largest confectionary companies, are equipping women farmers with training and support to start their own business enterprises. Two women share the story of how Cocoa Life has given them more independence.
The year in review: Seven stories we loved in 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we look back on the incredible work of our volunteers across the world. Whether it’s supporting children in the aftermath of Ebola or resuscitating a baby in a maternal ward in Uganda, volunteers continue to bring us a step closer to ending poverty each year.
10 Photos of girls learning around the world
In countries around the world, girls struggle to access the education they deserve. But these 10 photos of girls in school prove that together we can change that.