As we wave goodbye to a year that has seen tragedy and terror, it’s worth reminding ourselves that for every awful global event, there have been many acts, on a small and large scale, that remind us of the power and generosity of the human spirit
It’s not that uncommon to hear people linking modern tech, such as SMS and instant messaging, with a decline in language and grammar standards. Yet in some of the world’s most remote and disadvantaged communities, it’s having the opposite effect. Purna Shrestha looks at how text messaging has been used in India to boost reading skills in primary schools at a low cost.
VSO UK Director Angela Salt shares her diaries from a recent trip across India and Pakistan with members of the Global Leadership Team and International Board.