The deaf volunteer struggling for health equalityAround the world, people with disabilities face additional barriers to getting quality healthcare. Brown Niyonsaba, 31, is a young deaf woman volunteering to change this in her native Rwanda.
We will not succeed until every child with disabilities is in school
Joachim Faara, the Director of Ghana Education Services in Talensi District explains how children with disabilities are being brought to the classroom with the support of VSO
Every baby deserves a chance
Irish paediatrician Dr Siobhán Neville is volunteering in Lindi, one of the most deprived parts of Tanzania. Based across several local hospitals and health centres, she and partner, Peter O’Reilly, are supporting initiatives to improve newborn care and challenge the region’s high neonatal mortality rates.
Helping save young lives every day
Rahel Beyan is one of the nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia working in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, helping to save young lives every day.
Discovering a wealth of opportunity in Tanzania: Sandy's volunteer story
Sandy Hung, 28, left behind a high-powered role to volunteer with disadvantaged businesswomen in Iringa, Tanzania.
Condoms, Christ and sex positions: Sarah’s work reducing teen pregnancy in Zambia
Young people in the UK and in Zambia have exactly the same needs. The difference is that in Zambia they face poverty on a whole different scale
Education is for everyone
In Lindi, Tanzania, exam results are among the lowest in the country and many students drop out of school early. English teacher, Rebecca Ngovano, has been working alongside VSO volunteer Paul Jennings to try and change this.
One person doing their job right makes all the difference
Dr Samdemar C. Arias is a volunteer paediatrician in Nyangao, Tanzania. He is helping develop the skills of local clinicians and improving patient care. Here he talks about the urgent need for more qualified physicians to share their skills in Tanzania.
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.