In northern Uganda, VSO volunteers are bringing communities together to drastically improve education.
“Back in the UK, I would never get the breadth of experience I’ve had in Malawi.”
"I’ve developed skills that would normally have taken me years, and I’m much more confident now.”
Women play a vital role in cocoa farming. They labour during the harvest. Between seasons their small businesses provide what may be the family's only source of income.
Volunteer marketing advisor Rona Ramos spent 2 years improving the entire dairy value chain in Malawi.
Vix is a Team Leader in Bangladesh with our 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.
Rute found herself in an impossible situation. She was pregnant, widowed and no one in her family was earning an income. Things became worse once she discovered she was HIV positive.
Samantha's work as a volunteer supporting youth employment in Northern Uganda
Abandoned by her father and the daughter of a mother forced to work abroad to earn money, ten year-old Prinsi lives with her grandmother on the outskirts of the dusty town of Surkhet in extreme poverty.
In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction through the Philippines affecting over 14 million people. Volunteer Arnoud Keizer has spent nine months supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.