Call the midwife: Six inspiring health workers saving young lives
This International Day of Midwives (5 May), we’re celebrating the midwives working to make childbirth safer and saving lives around the world.
Five minutes with...David Atherton, Nurse Trainer in Malawi
“Back in the UK, I would never get the breadth of experience I’ve had in Malawi.”
Five minutes with... Briony Jenkins, Paediatric Nurse Trainer, Malawi
"I’ve developed skills that would normally have taken me years, and I’m much more confident now.”
Transforming the dairy value chain in Malawi
Volunteer marketing advisor Rona Ramos spent 2 years improving the entire dairy value chain in Malawi.
Marriage, family and tradition in Bangladesh
Vix is a Team Leader in Bangladesh with our 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.
Turning an impossible situation around
Rute, found herself in an impossible situation. She was pregnant, widowed and had her family had no breadwinner. Things became worse once she discovered she was HIV positive
Bricklaying towards a more stable life in Northern Uganda
Samantha's work as a volunteer supporting youth employment in Northern Uganda
Helping girls access school in Nepal
Abandoned by her father and the daughter of a mother forced to work abroad to earn money, ten year-old Prinsi lives with her grandmother on the outskirts of the dusty town of Surkhet in extreme poverty.
Making maps that save lives: Arnoud Keizer in the Philippines
In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction through the Philippines affecting over 14 million people. Volunteer Arnoud Keizer has spent nine months supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.