Blog posts about Uganda
The unexpected thing I learnt as a VSO volunteerReturned volunteers from the UK share some of the unexpected things they learned from their VSO experience, from the practical, to the bizarre, to the profound.
5 ways volunteers are tackling youth unemployment in UgandaMore than three quarters of Ugandans are under-30. This huge youth population has the potential to lift the country out of poverty, if rampant levels of unemployment could be brought down. Thankfully VSO volunteers are stepping up to help, and changing lives in the process.
Q&A with Neonatal Nurse Rachel
Before setting off for Uganda, we caught up with Rachel to find out how she was feeling about her placement and what made her take the plunge in the first place...
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.
"One of the best decisions I have made!"
Helen O'Flinn is working in Kampala, Uganda. We asked her to describe her experiences so far and tell us a bit about her placement.
Labelled a prostitute for going to school
VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools interviewing teachers, pupils and community members on their attitudes to girls education.
From Mayo to Africa: A teacher’s journey
Retired primary school principal Padraic McKeon, who has volunteered with VSO Ireland three times, outlines his motivations for initially taking the plunge and why he has no regrets.
The strength of a mother
Dr Aisling Walsh from Limerick volunteered with VSO Ireland in Gulu, Uganda, where the neonatal mortality rate is ten times higher than in Ireland. While on placement, Aisling shared her skills with local midwives and nurses to save babies' lives.