I visited Bangadesh as part of my work to develop VSO‘s climate change strategy to learn more about VSO Bangladesh’s priorities and to visit project partners along the coastal south-west of Bangladesh.
My first impression of Bangladesh is probably similar to others’ who have visited. Dhaka, is intense and chaotic. A… Read more »
Last month I spent a week with VSO Thailand-Burma’s education team. The reason for my visit was to facilitate an Advocacy Training and Planning Workshop for the Migrant Working Group (MWG). This is a informal network of organisations that work to protect the rights and improve the quality of life for mainly –… Read more »
There was a general consensus at the international conference Teachers for EFA in Africa: Collaborative Action to address the teacher gap held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19 -20 January, that the Education for All goals can only be reached when sufficient numbers of qualified teachers are employed, appropriately deployed, motivated and retained.… Read more »
For anybody involved in advocacy, the opportunity of engaging directly with policy makers, especially Members of Parliament (MPs), is like hitting the jackpot! So when parliamentarians offer to volunteer (polvols), they are actually ushering us closer to the jackpot. And that is exactly what Baroness Vivien Stern did when she volunteered at the… Read more »