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On Saturday 16th August, Millennium Square was taken over by rickshaws. Members of the public were invited to ride with volunteers from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Restless Development. The volunteers’ stories help disprove the myth that international development isn’t working and that ‘nothing ever changes’.
(LONDON) - KATE Turner, a volunteer from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK currently on placement in Rwanda, has been selected to be a UN Youth Blogger at a high-level summit in New York, America, where she will be calling for people with disabilities to be included in the post-2015 development agenda.
(LONDON) – LEADING international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK will be hosting a Meet VSO event in Glasgow on Saturday 23 August, 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.
VSO’s 2013-2014 annual report released this week shows it is cementing its role as a leading international development charity that fights poverty through volunteering.
VSO, a leading international development charity that fights poverty through volunteering, has appointed Sam Younger as the UK board chair and international board vice chair.
Sam was the previous chief executive of the Charity Commission and has over 30 years experience working in regulation, public policy and charity. He has had many positions of leadership and previously worked as the founding chair for the Electoral Commission, director general of the British Red Cross, and managing director of the BBC World Service.
The Randstad-VSO partnership celebrates its 10th anniversary by featuring the VSO logo on the Williams Martini Racing car, at the Silverstone race on 6 July, 2014. Randstad and VSO have been working together since 2004 to effectively recruit volunteers to help fight poverty around the world.
To mark International Day of the Midwife 2014 (Monday 5 May) , VSO has launched a social media campaign to celebrate the role of midwives worldwide, and the hundreds of VSO volunteers that have taken part in midwife placements across the developing world.
The ‘#ThankaMidwife’ campaign, which launches today, invites people to post baby pictures and to show their gratitude to the midwives who helped ensure their and/ or their children’s safe birth.
Clive Ingleby, Global Health Advisor at VSO said:
International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced a new VSO-led initiative to send some of the UK’s finest young entrepreneurial minds to work with a series of businesses across the developing world.
The new ICS Entrepreneur scheme forms part of the UK Government’s successful International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
Responding to DFID’s “refresh” of its strategic vision of women and girls, Angela Salt, Director of VSO UK said:
“VSO welcomes today’s refresh of the strategic vision for women and girls, which represents an important and timely commitment from the government. DFID has made a significant pledge to “promote girls and women as leaders in politics, peace processes, business and public life, and as active citizens with a voice in society”.