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12:59 07/09/2010
silent warriors blog

Mongolia’s silent warriors

Last week I had a conversation with Debra McDaniel, a returned VSO volunteer. Speaking on the phone to me from her family home in the USA, she did what any great communicator does: with confidence, experience and initiative, she made me believe in the cause of people that I had never met and whose situation… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO Ethiopia trip

Value for money and advocacy

I am leaving VSO this week after five years working on international advocacy. As I clear my desk I have been thinking about some of the unanswered challenges – and the greatest of these is ‘value for money’. I have been asked many times how we can prove the effectiveness of our work. If we… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Swechha street performance in Delhi

Something to shout about: India’s Right to Education Act

VSO has worked with Delhi-based youth organisation Swechha for many years. We have provided them with long-term volunteers and youth volunteers as part of the International Citizen Service. Vedika Jiandani, Youth Action Supervisor at Swechha tells us about the recent campaigns her organisation has been working on.

Three years ago India officially recognised education… Read more »

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