The BIG Lottery Fund has approved £495,462 of funding to VSO for a three year project - ‘Improving Health of HIV positive prisoners in Zimbabwe’.
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Last night VSO was the winner of an esteemed Employee Engagement Award at the Chiswell Street Brewery in London. The Employee Engagement Awards celebrate forward-thinking organisations striving to do things differently.
VSO operates in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia, with more than 800 staff, a quarter of whom are based in Kingston on Thames just outside London. The charity won the Employee Engagement Award for Project of the Year in the Not for profit/Charity category* - for the use of technology to boost employee engagement.
Action/2015 is a global campaign asking world leaders to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change. It’s a movement of over a thousand organisations, including VSO, in more than 120 countries. Action/2015 is one of the biggest campaigns ever to launch. It has the support of some big names, including Malala Yousafzai, Queen Rania of Jordan, Bono, Ben Affleck, Bill and Melinda Gates and Mo Ibrahim.
Welcoming the news that Michael Moore’s Private Members’ bill to enshrine the cross-party commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on international development into law has passed to its next stage, Emma Harrison, Head of Communication and Engagement said:
“We’re delighted that this bill has passed on to the next stage. We recognize that budgets are tight here in the UK, but this country’s international development work is something we should all be proud of.”
Today (21 November 2014) the Government issued its response to ‘Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2014-15’
Emma Harrison, Head of Global Engagement at VSO, said:
On Thursday 13th November, Birmingham politicians and local young people – recently returned from some of the poorest countries in the world – swapped places to explore what could happen if more young people were involved in decision-making across the world.
VSO is supporting a vital new project in partnership with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation to address the growing misinformation about Ebola, which the latest official figures show is still spreading quickly and preventing people from accessing basic medical services.
London, 10/10/14: Professionals will be able to use their skills and expertise to help change the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest places through a new programme, funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and run by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
A volunteering hub, set to launch in early 2015, is being seed-funded by the UK Government and will be created in partnership with Accenture Development Partnerships, the not-for-profit unit within Accenture.
(LONDON) – LEADING international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK will be hosting a Meet VSO event in Edinburgh on Saturday 4 October, providing locals with an opportunity to learn more about the organisation and how they can apply to take part in a life-changing placement abroad.
The event in Edinburgh will feature talks by volunteers, including Rachel Campbell, who worked on an education project in Ghana and Rhona Hogg, a nurse who worked on a health programme in Uganda.
VSO UK volunteer, Rhona Hogg, says:
(LONDON) – LEADING international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK is set to team up with Nando’s, as the restaurant chain prepares to host its annual Nando’s Football Cup in Isleworth, Middlesex, on Tuesday 23 September.
VSO volunteer nurse, David Atherton, recently returned from a placement in Malawi and he will be taking to the pitch at half time to share his story with staff from Nando’s.