Alphonsine loves her job as a special needs teacher, but without proper training she was struggling to turn her classroom at Ngwino Nawe into a dynamic and engaging space. That all changed after receiving support from a VSO volunteer.
Any visitor to Joseph’s house will soon know all about his 12-year-old daughter, Olivenne. Joseph proudly displays the school report cards which show that, despite being born deaf, Olivenne is progressing well.
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.
What's it really like to be a VSO volunteer? Share in the experiences of two of our volunteers, Chloe and Penny, who filmed a second of their experiences a day to make short films that show the VSO volunteer journey.
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.
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.
We’re all following the Paralympics here in the VSO media team, not least because of the story we blogged about here earlier this week – Rwanda’s sitting volleyball team and the VSO volunteer that helped them get to London 2012.
In the run-up to the London Olympics and Paralympic games, Simon Corden from Walsall volunteered in Rwanda with VSO, supporting the National Paralympic Committee to help promote a more positive image of disability.
Cambodia, where I am presently volunteering, is a truly complex place. The countryside is breathtaking, vivid green against deep red earth. And the people who tirelessly work it must be among the kindest and most gentle you could hope to meet.