Forty years on: A former volunteer’s return to Nigeria
"In these days of questioning the effectiveness of volunteering and international development, it is encouraging to learn that an individual can make a difference."
Volunteer to educational tech pioneer: Andrew Ashe, CEO, onebillion
When Andrew Ashe volunteered as a teacher in Papua New Guinea in the 1980s, he can hardly have imagined that more than 30 years later, he’d be helping launch an innovative education project with VSO.
Success? Have I made a difference?
Education volunteer Ann reflects on her time working in Nepal on a project to promote girls' education.
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.
Marriage, family and tradition in Bangladesh
Vix was a Team Leader in Bangladesh with the 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.