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12:59 07/09/2010
Sally Nyandera, community health volunteer, Uganda

Volunteers for a healthy community

Should development agencies support community health volunteers or only advocate for fully trained health professionals? Should village health workers be paid or not? What circumstances create a successful community health worker programme? VSO has published a new Position Paper on Community Health Volunteering to help answer questions like these. The paper draws on… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO Zanzibar Leading-Learning report cover

Leading learning in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has made great achievements in the provision of schools since its independence, growing from some 20 schools in 1964 to almost 350 in early 2010. However, maintaining the quality of education within this enormous expansion has been difficult.

VSO Tanzania has worked alongside the Ministry of Education and Vocational TrainingRead more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO Jitolee planting trees in Loikitok

Wangari Maathai’s dream lives on through VSO Jitolee partners

The death of Nobel Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai has saddened VSO livelihoods practioners around the world, especially in her native Kenya.

Last November VSO Jitolee staff, volunteers and their partners from the secure livelihoods programme planted trees at Loikitok. It’s at the bottom of Mt.… Read more »

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