Helping women benefit in Tanzania’s male dominated mining industry
Women stand to gain much from Tanzania's male dominated mining industry. Find out how a VSO project is supporting women - and youth and people with disabilities - to access equitable opportunities in the sector in Geita and Mara.
How technology is improving early grade children’s learning in Sierra Leone
Michael Conteh, a Sierra Leonean national aged 31 years, is volunteering on the Unlocking Talent through Technology project in his home country. Read about his experience helping to improve and accelerate learning outcomes for early school years children.
The right to education for girls with disabilities
Izna was born with a hearing impairment and her school in Nepal didn’t have the resources to support her, forcing her to drop out. With the help of the ENGAGE project, Inza is now back in education and thriving.
Investing in small farmers, agroecology critical to get us out of current food crisis
Already battered by the climate crisis and COVID-19, Africa is now facing rising food prices in light of the war in Ukraine.
Meet VSO’s youth innovators and climate champions
Meet Hosea Tumwine – an extraordinary young person and enthusiastic champion of women and girls’ rights in Uganda. Hosea is a member of VSO’s global youth network.
Levelling the playing field in early learning - Let's Learn Through Play
Here volunteer Anisa Hay from the USA talks about her role on our ‘Let’s Learn Through Play’ programme in Rwanda. The programme is funded by the Lego Foundation and promotes play-based learning as the foundation of early childhood education.
My incredible volunteer journey - Dr Bob Campbell
Dr Bob Campbell has used his professional experience and skills to support VSO’s programmes in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, and South Sudan. Here reflects on his journey with VSO, it's most memorable moments, and the key things it has taught him.
Three years on: Life in Mozambique since Cyclone Idai
Three years on, the people of Mozambique continue to face challenges as a result of Cyclone Idai. Read how VSO volunteers are are playing a critical role in building back better.
The impact of climate change on women and girls
VSO is working to achieve gender equality in the context of climate change and disaster risk reduction. Find out more.
The joy of returning to school for girls in Kenya
In Migori, southwest Kenya, catch-up classes are helping girls who’ve dropped out of school learn and laugh again. Find out more.
Three ways VSO volunteers have adapted to COVID-19
Learn how in spite of the challenges of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased difficulty of working in communities, VSO volunteers have continued to support the most vulnerable throughout this crisis.
Amplifying the voice of the community in Rwanda
Jessica Sucgang, an experienced teacher from the Philippines, volunteered with VSO’s Building Learning Foundations programme in Rwanda. Read about her experience mentoring teams of national volunteers as part of a programme aiming to improve basic education in Rwanda.