VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools in Uganda

Labelled a prostitute for going to school

VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools interviewing teachers, pupils and community members on their attitudes to girls education.

Ken Longden with his class in Nigeria 40 years ago

Forty years on: A former volunteer’s return to Nigeria

"In these days of questioning the effectiveness of volunteering and international development, it is encouraging to learn that an individual can make a difference."

Chloe Bean is an education volunteer in Rwanda

Volunteering in Rwanda - one second a day film

British education volunteer Chloe's 90-second film gives a glimpse of her life over a four month period of her volunteering experience in Rwanda.

Andrew Ashe with children using tablets to support education in Malawi

Volunteer to educational tech pioneer: Andrew Ashe, CEO, onebillion

When Andrew Ashe volunteered as a teacher in Papua New Guinea in the 1980s, he can hardly have imagined that more than 30 years later, he’d be helping launch an innovative education project with VSO.

Ann Marcer, education volunteer, VSO Nepal

Success? Have I made a difference?

Education volunteer Ann reflects on her time working in Nepal on a project to promote girls' education.

Using innovative, accessible technology to improve education in India

WhatsApp? Instant messaging lessons lead to 30% reading improvement in Indian schools

Purna Shrestha looks at how text messaging has been used in India to boost reading skills in primary schools at a low cost.

Wedding of 15 year old girl in Bangladesh

Marriage, family and tradition in Bangladesh

Vix was a Team Leader in Bangladesh with the International Citizen Service (ICS) youth volunteering programme. Here she takes a sensitive look at the complex issues of child marriage and family loyalty in Bangladesh.