Mari Simeon Steps Down as Chair of International Board
After six years, Mari Simeon is stepping down as Chair of International Board. The current Vice Chair and former Chair of VSO UK Board, Sam Younger, will be taking over.
The hardest job in the world
Low pay. Lack of respect. Being asked to achieve the impossible with not enough time, resources or training to do your best. Oh, and the future of the world depends on you. Lucy Taylor hears from four teachers around the world about the challenges they face – and what keeps them going, despite everything.
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.
Are young people the answer to overcoming tension and violence in Pakistan?
Young people trained through the Peace Forums in Pakistan project have been spreading messages of multi-faith acceptance.
Helping rebuild the Nepalese education system
Following the recent earthquakes, volunteer Daphne decided to stay in Nepal and continue her important work.
The men challenging everyday violence against women in Papua New Guinea
The rates of violence against women in Papua New Guinea are amongst the highest in the world for a country not at war. Councillor Peterson Kalip and Apelis Kunubake are two men trying to put an end to this.
WhatsApp? Instant messaging lessons lead to 30% reading improvement in Indian schools
Purna Shrestha looks at how text messaging has been used in India to boost reading skills in primary schools at a low cost.
How you helped Sierra Leone’s people face the fear of Ebola
Thanks to our strong partnership with the Ministry, and an emergency appeal that to date has raised over £200,000, we have been able to continue vital work throughout the outbreak, helping as many mothers-to-be as possible to have their babies safely in the midst of the crisis.