Transforming the way women are medically treated in rural Nepal
VSO volunteer public health nurse Cath Nixon works alongside local health workers in a district hospital and across villages in midwest Nepal to improve and raise awareness of the care vulnerable women receive before and after pregnancy.
A future burning bright for Alice
Alice's family were homeless and in extreme poverty when her miner father and brother died. Things started changing when she joined an income generation workshop
Simple ideas make a big difference for Ghanaian farmers
Volunteer Peter Okoth is working with farmers, introducing new techniques to increase yields and incomes whilst conserving water.
No more missing pay cheques for teachers in Cambodia
Payment system reform by VSO volunteers means teachers can reliably access their hard-earned wages.
Safe deliveries and healthier futures for women in Cambodia
Ans Ohms is a Dutch midwife and volunteer in Cambodia. She is supporting the development of midwife training across six hospitals. Thanks to these improvements, over 10,000 pregnant women have already benefited.
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.
20 ways volunteering overseas will change you
Volunteering overseas is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It will change the way you see the world. Here are just a few ways it can leave its mark…
Helping save young lives every day
Rahel Beyan is one of the nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia working in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, helping to save young lives every day.
One person doing their job right makes all the difference
Dr Samdemar C. Arias is a volunteer paediatrician in Nyangao, Tanzania. He is helping develop the skills of local clinicians and improving patient care. Here he talks about the urgent need for more qualified physicians to share their skills in Tanzania.