Wrong place, right timeWhen Keah Mcilwain was caught up in a devastating earthquake while on an International Citizen Service (ICS) youth volunteering placement, she knew her career path would change forever. Forced to evacuate home, she came back to the UK with a determination to forge a career in disaster relief.
60 years in Nigeria60 years ago VSO set out to fight poverty globally. Today, the work of volunteers means there is much to celebrate in Nigeria. VSO CEO Philip Goodwin joins in.
Growing up in RwandaMost six-year-olds in Cyete, Rwanda, eat once a day and cannot yet read and write. Antoinette is different. She is blossoming in a materially poor household, whose fortunes are looking up since her school started being supported by VSO.
A matter of life and death for one nurse in UgandaGerieke Zandberg, a paediatric nurse from the Netherlands, is working to save babies’ lives at Gulu Hospital in Uganda.
This Pakistan shelter is helping women escape violence and rebuild their livesIn Pakistan, nearly one in three married women aged 15-49 reports experiencing physical violence at the hands of their husbands. Panah shelter in Karachi, Pakistan, is offering hope to these women facing domestic abuse, giving not just refuge but rehabilitation.
The deaf volunteer struggling for health equalityAround the world, people with disabilities face additional barriers to getting quality healthcare. Niyonsaba Brown, 31, is a young deaf woman volunteering to change this in her native Rwanda.
The story behind your Easter chocolateFarmers in Ghana help produce some of the world's most delicious Easter treats. Here they share how they do it.
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.