The year in review: Seven stories we loved in 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we look back on the incredible work of our volunteers across the world. Whether it’s supporting children in the aftermath of Ebola or resuscitating a baby in a maternal ward in Uganda, volunteers continue to bring us a step closer to ending poverty each year.
Five ways volunteers have supported vital work in Papua New Guinea
As VSO scales back operations in PNG after more than 50 years, we celebrate just a handful of the major impacts volunteers from around the world have had on the development of this diverse Pacific nation.
Schoolgirl or bride? Millions of girls fight for basic rights
More than 130 million girls are out of school. Many dropped out out due to pressure to marry too young, robbing them of their childhoods, their rights and their future. It's not too late to rescue them from a bleak future.
Bowling out violence in Pakistan
VSO volunteer Becky Higgins is using cricket in the fight against gender-based violence in Pakistan.
Life’s rich tapestry: Remembering Sally Darlington
Textile artist Sally Darlington was deeply inspired by the four years she spent volunteering with VSO in Ghana. Sally sadly lost her battle with terminal cancer earlier this month, but not before talking to VSO about a life taking the road less travelled. We remember her here.
10 Photos of girls learning around the world
In countries around the world, girls struggle to access the education they deserve. But these 10 photos of girls in school prove that together we can change that.
Meet the 96-year old who helped raise £50,000 for VSO
Over the past 40 years, Gwen Owen has helped raise an estimated £50,000 for VSO, supporting better education, health and livelihoods for the world's least privileged people. Gwen says collecting for a good cause isn't just satisfying, it's keeping her young.
Lab on wheels: Bringing science to Northern Nigeria
An innovative new way of bringing science education to schools in Nigeria's rural north could offer a way unlock future tech prosperity, explains Chief Executive Philip Goodwin.
Prestigious prize to unlock education potential
VSO’s partner in bringing literacy and numeracy to millions of children across Malawi is in the running to win a multimillion dollar prize established by Elon Musk.