Blog posts about Education
"Come to Rwanda. You will see every volunteer is helpful"
Jan Tomas, 60, is a Dutch early childhood education adviser volunteer working in Rwanda. It's the biggest professional challenge of his career and one of the most fulfilling things he’s ever done.
Delivering job-ready graduates in Tanzania
Before VSO's project, fewer than one in three graduates were in work within two years of leaving vocational training. Now more than half are employed within six months.
“If you have education, you can escape poverty”
Ghana’s inclusive education policy, launched last year, is helping to ensure the schooling of disabled children and vulnerable girls remains at the top of the agenda. VSO ICS volunteers Raluca Moraru and Gifty Arthur talk about their time in Talensi district in northern Ghana working on projects making education accessible to all.
Transforming primary education in Lindi
Jan supports Equip Tanzania, a project working to improve primary education, especially for girls, in the most disadvantaged regions of Tanzania. As an education management specialist he is working to improve leadership across a region responsible for 379 schools.
Saying ‘no’ to forced marriage in Ghana
Imagine being locked up against your will unless you agreed to marry a man you had never met. This is exactly what happened to Jenny, a 17 year old girl living in northern Ghana.
I thought this work belonged to men
Mariam Hamis, 18, is the first female student in six years to study carpentry and joinery at the VETA centre in Lindi
Working for girls' education in rural Nepal
In rural Nepal, women and girls can often be excluded from social, educational and political roles that could help them make a lasting difference to their communities
Helping girls access school in Nepal
Abandoned by her father and the daughter of a mother forced to work abroad to earn money, ten year-old Prinsi lives with her grandmother on the outskirts of the dusty town of Surkhet in extreme poverty.
VSO publishes landmark survey of child special educational needs in Kenya
Report in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is the first national survey of child and youth disability.