Schoolgirls from around the world share their dreams for the future
We asked nine school-aged girls around the world what they wanted to be when they grow up. This is what they said.
Fighting poverty isn’t easy, but it’s working thanks to UK Aid
As one of the expert volunteers making a lasting difference to people in countries far worse off, Bill Carr worries that people in the UK only get to hear about what’s wrong with the British commitment to international development. He explains the difference he’s seen it make with his own eyes.
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.
Life as a public health nurse volunteer in Nepal
Cath Nixon took a two-year career break to support women's health as a VSO volunteer nurse.
Transforming the way women are medically treated in rural Nepal
VSO volunteer public health nurse Cath Nixon works alongside local health workers in a district hospital and across villages in midwest Nepal to improve and raise awareness of the care vulnerable women receive before and after pregnancy.