In conversation: Youth Adviser Takyiwa talks lifelong volunteeringDespite volunteering half a century apart, the idea of putting local people at the heart of their work, and creating a place for young voices remains the same.
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.
Tackling high maternal mortality rates in Ethiopia
"It’s great to see skills I have shared being passed on by the trainers." Kate Darlow, VSO volunteer obstetrician, Ethiopia
Identifying training needs in Tanzania
"The confidence I have gained from this experience is something that will definitely help me"
Increasing the income of disabled people in Rwanda
"You have a role of inspiring and building confidence."
Finding Ghana’s hidden children
Mary Loureth Carnable is a disability specialist volunteering with in Ghana. She's working to get vulnerable children such as girls and children with disabilities access to education.
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.