Raising educational standards in Rwanda: John and Sandra

After decades of teaching in the UK, married couple Sandra and John Ford looked to Africa for their next challenge. They enjoyed their experience with VSO in Tanzania so much that they’ve re-volunteered in Rwanda to help the government develop a new inclusive curriculum and raise standards in schools nationwide.

Overcoming adversity in India

VSO works with IBM to send groups of employees to developing countries to use technology, business and talent to solve social problems. IBM’s Corporate Service Corp (CSC) has recently been to Bangalore in Karnataka, India’s Silicon Valley. Amongst their many projects, a sub‐team were supporting Enable India, an organisation which strives to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Salvador Segura‐Ortega is part of IBM’s global HR team, located in Mexico City. Taking part in CSC, supporting people with disabilities, had an extra special meaning for Salvador, as he too has a physical disability.

VSO Parliamentary Volunteer in Rwanda to work on issues of disability

British Member of Parliament (MP) Kate Green recently returned from a volunteering work placement with VSO Rwanda.  Since 2005, the Parliamentary Volunteering programme has been placing Parliamentarians to work with our country offices and partners on high-level advocacy and capacity building. 

The benefits of blogging - VSO volunteer Kate Turner explains

Marking the first birthday of her wonderful blog, Kate Turner, a VSO volunteer working to advance the human rights of disabled people in Rwanda, writes about her blogging motivations, offers tips to prospective bloggers and details the wonderful and unexpected benefits of blogging.