Poverty

The Benefits Of Volunteering At Home And Abroad

VSO volunteer Lisa McMahon working as a Teaching Methodology Advisor in Murehe Primary School

Without volunteers, VSO Ireland (Voluntary Service Overseas) wouldn't exist – that much is obvious from our name alone. Our education and healthcare programmes wouldn't have helped some of the world's most disadvantaged people. We wouldn't have changed policies and practices in marginalised communities for the better. And I certainly wouldn't be writing this blog post.

5 Reasons You Should Think About Volunteering Overseas

Dr Siobhán Neville is currently volunteering with the Lindi Region Health Management Team (RHMT) in Tanzania

If you're not volunteering already, there are plenty of reasons why you should be. Not only can it bring about change for less fortunate people and communities, there are plenty of personal rewards to be reaped as well…

The Struggle For Girls’ Education

Negative attitude to girls’ education

"It is better to be at school than at home. At home parents will prompt you to get married. At home – there is hardly anything good which will help with my future."
- A girl from Kacheri school

Being an adolescent girl isn't easy anywhere in the world. Now imagine coming of age in Karamoja, Northern Uganda.

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