Blog posts about Education
Youth volunteers help provide desks and chairs for Ghanaian school without furniture
Children at Mwofo Primary School in northern Ghana struggled to learn without chairs or desks. Now, thanks to the work of VSO ICS volunteers, they are able to start studying.
Six years in Bhutan
VSO volunteer John Stedman was the first western teacher at Bhutan's only technical college
From school drop-out to superstar: How Elias saved 45 children's education
Alone, scared and running for his life, Elias Musabyimana was just ten years old when he survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. It left him deeply traumatised, but determined to dedicate his time, skills and energy to making a better world.
Happy bellies for brighter futures: Volunteers' project feeds hungry children
Shocked by levels of malnutrition in the country, volunteering couple Jan and Ann started their own project to give a hundred nursery aged children in Rwanda a hot meal at school every day.
Back to school as a father of three
Gratien Nshimiyimana fought to go back to primary school - the same one his children attend - after his childhood education was cut short by Rwanda's 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis. Now he is passionate champion of education involved, along with his children, in a VSO project to establish high quality early childhood education across the country for all children.
2016 - a year of progress
2016 was a year of progress. Despite the negative events that have sometimes dominated headlines, we have seen huge shifts towards a healthier, greener and fairer world. Here's why
Using technology to improve education in Malawi
Education volunteer, Fred van den Brug, is one of our volunteers supporting innovative steps tackling some of Malawi's biggest education problems.
New online platform aims to boost learning for Ghanaian children
Over 160 teachers from 20 schools have been given the chance to use a new online platform that is helping improve their teaching skills.
"My son has begun to speak"
Charles Sibomana, 11, has suspected intellectual disabilities. He was always mute in school and remained separate from other children. Since his teacher at Gahanga Primary school was trained by VSO, his performance is improving, he is mixing with other children, and has even begun to speak.