On International Women’s Day, Niki Kandirikirira, VSO’s regional director for the Horn and East Africa, reflects on what she’s learnt throughout her career and how it can help in gender equality programming.
I am the Regional Director for VSO in Horn and East Africa, I started in July 2013 but am not new to VSO. I… Read more »
Sarah Witts works in VSO’s International Communications team, and has been volunteering in the UK and Africa for the past decade. Here she reflects on the impact that volunteering can have in fighting poverty.
Like many VSO volunteers and staff, I often find myself challenging scepticism about the contribution that volunteering makes towards international development.… Read more »
VSO Bahaginan volunteer Hana Badando volunteered in Ethiopia as a programme coordinator for maternal, neonatal and child health in Assosa, west Ethiopia. Below Hana reflects on the life-changing effects of volunteering with VSO.
Beginning and living a life in an area that is completely different from what you are used to is akin to… Read more »
For the past 18 months I have been working as a volunteer researcher on the VSO led project Valuing Volunteering. The project looks at how different types of volunteering, including formal and informal, local, national and international, can play a part in helping communities overcome poverty. One of the largest… Read more »
Three year-old Manyala is a healthy young Zambian girl. She is the first HIV negative child to be born to HIV positive parents who have been involved in VSO-RAISA’s Mazwini Project in Zambia. The project focuses on preventing mother-to-child transmission and is already delivering results as VSO marks World AIDS Day on 1 December this… Read more »
To coincide with a panel discussion – Volunteering for Development – at the EU Development Days Conference in Brussels on 27 November, Kenyan volunteer and history teacher by profession, Norbert Bonyi, shares his experience of volunteering in the community and how volunteers can be a force for positive change in the world.… Read more »