Blog posts about Education
Getting the balance right: A week in the life of a vocational training specialist
A week in the life of Mark White, vocational education volunteer in Uganda
No more missing pay cheques for teachers in Cambodia
Payment system reform by VSO volunteers means teachers can reliably access their hard-earned wages.
Building a brighter future for children with disabilities
Volunteer Jo Doyne is based in western Rwanda, supporting teachers to provide appropriate teaching to children with special needs. She talks to us about her work with Ngwino Nawe, a special needs school.
We will not succeed until every child with disabilities is in school
Joachim Faara, the Director of Ghana Education Services in Talensi District explains how children with disabilities are being brought to the classroom with the support of VSO
Nepal earthquakes: One year on
Many thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary camps. Health services and other infrastructure will need ongoing support to recover and be able to support the rebuilding of a nation.
Education is for everyone
In Lindi, Tanzania, exam results are among the lowest in the country and many students drop out of school early. English teacher, Rebecca Ngovano, has been working alongside VSO volunteer Paul Jennings to try and change this.
Education has to be the root of everything
Paul Jennings has been working as a teacher facilitator in one of the most deprived regions of Tanzania for the last 18 months. He’s supported teachers across 12 secondary schools to help them keep students engaged and attending school. As his placement comes to an end, he reflects on what he’s managed to achieve.
Finding Ghana’s hidden children
Mary Loureth Carnable is a disability specialist volunteering in Ghana. She's working to get vulnerable children such as girls and children with disabilities access to education.
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.