Schoolgirl or bride? Millions of girls fight for basic rights
More than 130 million girls are out of school. Many dropped out out due to pressure to marry too young, robbing them of their childhoods, their rights and their future. It's not too late to rescue them from a bleak future.
Life’s rich tapestry: Remembering Sally Darlington
Textile artist Sally Darlington was deeply inspired by the four years she spent volunteering with VSO in Ghana. Sally sadly lost her battle with terminal cancer earlier this month, but not before talking to VSO about a life taking the road less travelled. We remember her here.
Meet the 96-year old who helped raise £50,000 for VSO
Over the past 40 years, Gwen Owen has helped raise an estimated £50,000 for VSO, supporting better education, health and livelihoods for the world's least privileged people. Gwen says collecting for a good cause isn't just satisfying, it's keeping her young.
Lab on wheels: Bringing science to Northern Nigeria
An innovative new way of bringing science education to schools in Nigeria's rural north could offer a way unlock future tech prosperity, explains Chief Executive Philip Goodwin.
"Volunteering was one of the best times of my life - so I'm remembering it in my Will"
Chris is passionate about the role volunteering can play in changing lives around the world and so has left a gift in his Will to VSO. He shares the experiences that fostered a strong trust in VSO’s legacy.
"I want the next generation to benefit from my legacy"
Charles knows his time in Tanzania gave him skills that lasted throughout his life. He has generously left a gift in his Will to VSO. Here, he tells us why.
Prestigious prize to unlock education potential
VSO’s partner in bringing literacy and numeracy to millions of children across Malawi is in the running to win a multimillion dollar prize established by Elon Musk.
London Marathon: My fight against pneumonia made me want to give back
When Conor Russell, 23, signed up for VSO ICS, he didn’t know quite how much of an influence it would have on his life. Inspired by those he'd worked with, he ran this year’s London Marathon for VSO. He tells us how it wasn’t a walk in the park.
My baby comes to class with me
Zainab Boima and her eight-month-old son are pupils at the Teenage Mother’s School. FINE SALON and VSO run an informal school so teen mums to continue their basic education.