VSO/Peter Caton

My baby comes to class with me

The ebola crisis has left a legacy that has affected more than just the health system. During the epidemic, schools were shut, leaving young people with little guidance. A spate of teenage pregnancies occurred and many schools wouldn’t allow girls to continue their education whilst pregnant. 

Schoolgirl or bride? Millions of girls fight for basic rights

Saying 'no' to forced marriage in Ghana

Overcoming life's challenges: Edwin's story

“I believe in justice. That’s why I never compromise on rape”

"I want the next generation to benefit from my legacy"

VSO Supporter Chris Staples who remembered VSO In his will

"Volunteering was one of the best times of my life - so I'm remembering it in my Will"

ICS volunteer Ibraham on Ebola, war and education in Sierra Leone

Foday Lansana, local mechanic in Nengbema village, Sierra Leone fixing a water pump.

Local mechanic ensures his community has access to fresh water

Volunteering after retirement: John gives something back in Cambodia

John William's elective year as a young doctor in Zambia led to a lifelong ambition to work abroad once he had retired. At 60, the end of his career as a consultant obstetrician, he was offered a three-month stint in Cambodia with VSO.

The placement made use of his lifetime's experience of management, teaching and clinical work to improve the healthcare services in three hospitals in obstetrics and gynaecology. It was challenging but rewarding and John, now 71, accepted a second VSO position in the country the following year.

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