Blog posts about Teachers
Is teaching the world's toughest job?Low pay. Lack of respect. Being asked to achieve the impossible with not enough time, resources or training to do your best. Teachers around the world reveal the challenges they face – and why they keep at it despite everything.
Thank you: Two incredible words I never expected to hear from Nelson MandelaAt 21, Robert Yates was unhappy at the state of the world. Determined to take positive action, he volunteered with VSO in Tanzania, where he supported young South Africans exiled by apartheid.
Things I never thought would be possible
What a difference six months on placement has meant for Methodology and Resources Adviser Mary Sugrue from Limerick.
Five minutes with... Maria Rafferty, Language Improvement Centre Coordinator, Ethiopia
Maria, a retired primary school teacher from Donegal, answers questions about her experience with VSO in Ethiopia.
Life-changing memories and powerful impact: volunteering in Uganda
"So my message to teachers and principals reading this is: If you can do something, why not do it? It's such a privilege to be able to help others through VSO."
"The single greatest experience of my life"
Ruairi O’Hehir from Dublin describes a typical day volunteering as an Education Management Adviser in Rwanda.
It all starts with one small step
Grainne O'Meara from Co. Offaly writes about why she decided to volunteer overseas with VSO Ireland and what her role in Cambodia entails.
Improving school leadership in Tanzania
VSO volunteer and retired primary principal from Co. Wexford Tom O'Donoghue updates us on his work in Tanzania working with head-teachers and school communities.
Good morning Cambodia
Tim O'Connor, a retired primary school principal from Co. Cork, talks about his first eight months as an education management advisor in Cambodia...
Five minutes with... Michelle Dully, Teaching Methodology Adviser, Rwanda
Since 1999, VSO has been placing skilled and experienced education volunteers from across the globe to work with the Rwandan government and partner organisations to improve the quality of education. Michelle Dully from Co. Meath is one such volunteer.