Six years in Bhutan
VSO volunteer John Stedman was the first western teacher at Bhutan's only technical college
From school drop-out to superstar: How Elias saved 45 children's education
Alone, scared and running for his life, Elias Musabyimana was just ten years old when he survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. It left him deeply traumatised, but determined to dedicate his time, skills and energy to making a better world.
Happy bellies for brighter futures
Almost a hundred nursery aged children in a school in one of the poorest parts of Rusizi, Rwanda, have been enjoying a hot nutritious snack at school each day since April 2016 thanks to an initiative by two VSO volunteers.
Back to school as a father of three
Gratien Nshimiyimana fought to go back to primary school - the same one his children attend - after his childhood education was cut short by Rwanda's 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis. Now he is passionate champion of education involved, along with his children, in a VSO project to establish high quality early childhood education across the country for all children.
Getting the balance right: A week in the life of a vocational training specialist
A week in the life of Mark White, vocational education volunteer in Uganda
2016 - a year of progress
2016 was a year of progress. Despite the negative events that have sometimes dominated headlines, we have seen huge shifts towards a healthier, greener and fairer world. Here's why
Favourite moments of 2016
It is impossible to list everything our incredible volunteers, partners and supporters have achieved in 2016, but here are some of our favourite moments.
I rushed my newborn to hospital on the back of a motorbike
Scovia Akello tells the story of her firstborn - currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
We asked Ugandan nurse Betty why she loves her job – this is what she said
Nurse Betty Lamwaka, 36, is a nurse at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. Here she shares her experiences of working in a neonatal intensive care unit in and how support from volunteer Gerieke Zandberg has improved care for neonates.
Using technology to improve education in Malawi
Education volunteer, Fred van den Brug, is one of our volunteers supporting innovative steps tackling some of Malawi's biggest education problems.