10 snapshots into life as a volunteer doctor in Uganda
Hi, I’m Dr Lierka Rodriguez. I am a volunteer obstetrician and gynaecologist working in rural Uganda. Here are some of my favourite moments of my time as a volunteer.
Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for 'falling short'
In Nepal, married women are expected to be the perfect wives and mothers. VSO research into the Baglung District of Nepal has shown this problem goes much deeper - women face violence for not meeting these exacting standards, living in claustrophobic communities where all eyes are on them.
Increasing the income of disabled people in Rwanda
"You have a role of inspiring and building confidence."
Finding Ghana’s hidden children
Mary Loureth Carnable is a disability specialist volunteering with in Ghana. She's working to get vulnerable children such as girls and children with disabilities access to education.
Education has to be the root of everything
Paul Jennings has been working as a teacher facilitator in one of the most deprived regions of Tanzania for the last 18 months. He’s supported teachers across 12 secondary schools to help them keep students engaged and attending school. As his placement comes to an end, he reflects on what he’s managed to achieve.
Making the village a safe place to give birth: sharing midwifery skills in Malawi
UK midwife trainer Beth Connelly is spending a year at a hospital in rural Malawi sharing vital midwifery skills with more than 200 students
5 minutes with... Alice Redfearn, English Language Trainer, Myanmar
"As a teacher I get a lot of respect here from my pupils, they are very polite, very eager to please. That’s quite change from the UK".
5 minutes with... Jennifer Sims, Specialized Nurse, Myanmar
“Before I came to Myanmar I never thought I could have achieved what I have with this project”.
5 minutes with... Jo Povey, Organisation Development Advisor, Myanmar
"I love working with a local organisation, and, as is often the case in a long term placement, being seen very much as part of the team”.
Active teaching in Rwanda
"The thousands and thousands of hills, the flora and the people are what truly make you fall in love with Rwanda"