Volunteers set up a street library to get kids reading
While volunteering in Lindi, Tanzania, Steve and Sue noticed that the children they worked with had no access to books. Together with the whole neighbourhood they came up with a new idea to get local children reading.
What next for Sierra Leone?
Throughout the Ebola outbreak, people wary of health centres stopped accessing the services on offer with tragic consequences – including a 30% increase in maternal deaths and a 24% increase in newborn deaths.
Overcoming adversity in India
Salvador Segura‐Ortega volunteered through IBM's partnership with VSO, he worked on a project in India supporting people with disabilities.
Success? Have I made a difference?
Education volunteer Ann reflects on her time working in Nepal on a project to promote girls' education.
Five minutes with...Simon Gana, VSO volunteer
Simon supports the learning, literacy and language skills of primary school teachers in a country where children have to learn four languages.
Five minutes with...Rhea Villarico VSO Volunteer
Rhea Villarico is working as an in-service methodology advisor in Rwanda helping teachers understand modern educational techniques.
Catherine Bedford, Psychiatric Nurse, Papua New Guinea
Catherine Bedford is volunteer, working as a Psychiatric Nurse in Papua New Guinea. Here are a selection of personal snaps and thoughts that detail her life on the island.
Teachers team with tablet tech to accelerate learning in Malawi
An education project using tablet computers, aims to reduce the strain and has already seen children complete a year’s worth of learning in just eight weeks during a pilot last year.
Life as a social worker during "emergency epidemic" of violence
Robyn Borausiki, 25, is a social worker at Modilon Hospital in Medang where she works alongside VSO volunteer Catherine Bedford, a psychiatric nurse.