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Watch the VSO film receiving international acclaim
Tabu, a film created by a community in Tanzania with the support of a VSO volunteer, has been screened at seven film festivals around the world. Now we want to share it with you.
Girls at risk worldwide as lockdown continues
Girls are at increased risk of child marriage, violence and stigma while schools remain closed. From Kenya, to Mozambique, to Nepal, find out what VSO is doing to support.
Life as an education volunteer in Myanmar
After nearly three decades working as a teacher, Portuguese volunteer Ana Paula Pinto shares her experiences volunteering in Myanmar. Educating children here has not always been a priority but Ana Paula says that’s changing, slowly but surely.
In northern Uganda, VSO volunteers are bringing communities together to drastically improve education.
Why refugee teachers on the frontline need support
Education volunteer Casey Pearson is helping refugee families find order amid the chaos of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
Lessons from a VSO education volunteer
Juanito Estrada shares what he has learned from his 10 years volunteering with VSO, including tips on how to make an impact on placement.
How to be an ethical shopper
Fairer wages, sustainable business practices, fewer items going to landfill… These are just a few of the benefits of switching up your shopping habits and shopping more ethically.
Here’s a big thank you to our unsung classroom heroes
We say thank you to all the wonderful teachers we work with, across VSO.
We’re training the teachers of tomorrow, today
There are now more children in education than ever before, but millions are leaving school without basic reading or maths skills. The solution? We think it begins with better teacher training.
Creating smiles in a Rohingya refugee camp
One year ago, VSO supporters donated £130,000 to help Rohingya children living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. One year on, we look at the tremendous impact the project has made for thousands of people.
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