Siobhán Neville and Peter O'Reilly, both paediatricians, have just returned from volunteering for six months in Lindi, Tanzania. Based across several local hospitals and health centres, they helped to improve neonatal mortality rates by assessing practices and recommending changes to support both mothers and newborns. In this blog post, Siobhán discusses the challenges and successes encountered on her placement.
Electrical engineering expert volunteer Richard Asaku has raised educational standards that prepare young people for the world of modern work in the deprived Lindi and Mtwara regions of Tanzania, as part of a VSO project.
Its impact is clear. Before this programme less than one in three graduates were in work within two years of leaving school. Now more than half are employed within six months; a fantastic achievement thanks to the "Enhancing Employability Through Vocational Training" (EEVT) programme.
VSO’s Enhancing Employability through Vocational Training (EEVT) project has boosted teaching, attainment and graduate employment rates at the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) vocational training centres in Lindi and Mtwara regions. Mariam Hamis, 18, is the first female student in six years to study carpentry and joinery at the VETA centre in Lindi.