My experience improving science teaching in Cambodia
After retiring from a successful career in the UK as a science teacher, Sean McMorrow shared his skills and experience to help Cambodian children pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths. Read more.
Help VSO keep children in Pakistan safe
Right now, Pakistan is reeling from devastating floods which left a third of the country underwater. As the country grapples with the effects of a changing climate, it’s children who are being left behind.
5 facts about women's rights around the world
While much progress has been made towards creating equality for women, the fight continues. In this blog, we celebrate some key achievements of women around the world and understand how much further we have to go...
5 inspiring female volunteers to celebrate this International Women's Day
On International Women's Day 2023, we want to recognise our female volunteers at VSO and celebrate the power of female volunteerism. Meet five inspiring female volunteers.
Inspiring books and films to check out this International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a day to commemorate the social, political, and economic achievements of women all around the world. To celebrate, we have compiled a list of five inspiring women-centric films and books that we recommend you check out!
Migration was not our first choice, but my family have found a way to improve our livelihood at home
Vy Mok, a 56-year-old farmer from Cambodia, attended an agro-processing workshop through VSO's RECOVER project and now she and her daughters are supporting their family through her juice making business.
Breaking down stereotypes of people with disabilities
15 years old Nisha is a resident of Sakraul, Nepal. She lives with a disability and has difficulty in walking. People in her community used to call her names which hurt her feelings and broke her confidence down. Now she's returned to school and the communities sees that she can do anything.
My volunteer journey: Uzoamaka Onyinye Didigwu
From the classroom to national television, Nigerian volunteer Uzoamaka is making sure people with disabilities are not forgotten.
Voices for Justice: three changemakers stand up against gender-based violence
Three stories of people confronting gender-based violence in Nepal. With illustration by eight-year-old artist and photographer Vidheha Ranjan from Kathmandu, Nepal.
In photos: Our legacy event hosted by our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Anne
In December, VSO hosted a legacy event at Apothecaries Hall with our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Anne. Check out some of our photos from the event.
“Be ready to meet new people and build communities, gain knowledge and a sense of purpose.”
Hear from Lameck Dition Sandram from Malawi, who volunteered in Sierra Leone where he worked on VSO’s Unlocking Talent (UT) project, applying his 25 years of experience in education to train staff and collect real-time project implementation data.
2022: The year in review
As we move into 2023, let’s have a look back to 2022. Despite, the soaring cost of living, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and a series of climate disasters that defined 2022, VSO supporters and volunteers continued to support our work in the face of adversity.