I was placed as a VSO volunteer in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Uganda for Governance & Participation program which is one of the major global areas focused by VSO. Let me share here how lives of the Ugandan citizens are getting changed by their active participation in governance in policy matters, especially for… Continue reading Bridging the digital divide in Uganda – K G Rajamohan
“Hi Nirakar, this email is from iVolunteer Overseas regarding your application for volunteering with VSO. We are glad to inform that you have been selected and your profile is matching with an organization in Mozambique!” Leaving India… I was excited but bit nervous at the same time! I went with researching more about the political,… Continue reading Eu sou Voluntario da VSO!! Nirakar Panda
When I got the placement for Rwanda, the first thing that I tried to find out was; just where exactly the country was on the map? I looked, but to my amazement, couldn’t really find it. However eventually I did find out, it was this tiny little speck on the map, a speck so small that one literally needed to strain their eyes to… Continue reading Rwanda on the map of Africa
When my profile was matched to Ovurkhangai health Department, Arvikeeir, Mongolia, I had quite a few apprehensions about language, extreme climate and an alien culture. However the fears were allayed sooner than anticipated, as the people were rather friendly and supportive. Having worked in development sector since 1998, especially for issues related to public health,… Continue reading Volunteering in the land of Chenghis Khan: My experiences in Mongolia
The Beginning After seriously considering the decision of applying for VSO, it was an interesting journey right from writing an application to VSO to all the way until my placement in Nigeria ended. The interviews, assessment day, ‘preparing for change’ sessions etc. was a unique set of experiences. Based on my expertise and past experience,… Continue reading Volunteering in NIGERIA !
Aswini worked as Organizational Development Advisor for Royal Heritage Health Foundation in Nigeria, where she helped improve the NGO’s organizational capacity and performance as well as initiated new programs that the community has now adopted. As a banker from New York, I was used to working in a fast-paced corporate world where profitability and shareholder… Continue reading Ekushe Nigeria
I have more than 20 years experience in the development sector, with HIV/AIDS being a major work area. Before I decided to join the volunteering, I was working as a Manager-CSR in big corporate group and was heading the health vertical for the group. It was challenging and demanding job with extensive travel around. I… Continue reading One year in Vanuatu was a dream come true: Volunteer Overseas with VSO