Life as a VSO volunteer in Lumezi
In this beautifully written piece, former VSO volunteer Eileen Parkes shares memories from her placement in Zambia...
Quick Q&A with volunteers Lisa and Patrick
Here's what Lisa, a primary school teacher from Sligo, and Patrick, a community development expert from Belfast, had to say about their time in Karamoja, Uganda so far...
Uganda programme visit - reflections
Our Marketing and Communications Manager Annette gives you the low-down on her recent visit to our Irish Aid funded health and education programmes in Karamoja, Uganda.
The deaf volunteer struggling for health equalityAround the world, people with disabilities face additional barriers to getting quality healthcare. Niyonsaba Brown, 31, is a young deaf woman volunteering to change this in her native Rwanda.
The danger of a single story
As employees and volunteers in the international development sector, we have a responsibility to be transparent and honest when we talk about the people we work with and programme countries. But sometimes this isn’t as straight-forward as it should be…
The story behind your Easter chocolateFarmers in Ghana help produce some of the world's most delicious Easter treats. Here they share how they do it.
Spotlight on Goal 3…Good Health and Well-Being
The old saying goes, “health is wealth” and that’s exactly what Goal 3 endorses. We look at improvements in healthcare systems in recent years and the areas we urgently need to focus on to achieve Goal 3's targets.
4 reasons you should volunteer overseas if you’re retired
Volunteering overseas provides retired professionals with a wealth of personal and professional rewards, as well as the chance to make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate.