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A courageous teen teaching Literacy in Vanuatu

Published on 18th April 2014


A courageous teen teaching Literacy in Vanuatu

Christine Schmidli is volunteering as a Curriculum and Training Adviser to the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Luganville, Santo. She trained Lisa, and now this inspiring young woman is working to pass on literacy and numeracy skills in her village. Read More

April 2014 photo of the month

Published on 16th April 2014


April 2014 photo of the month

April's photo of the month was taken by Kees Sprengers, formerly an accompanying partner in Timor-Leste, who went back on special assignment to take some photos for us. Read More

Tonga reflection

Published on 11th April 2014


Tonga reflection

David Dally volunteered in Tonga from February 2013 until February 2014. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Suzanne. Read More

John and Jenny Spencer – conservation in PNG

Published on 10th April 2014


John and Jenny Spencer – conservation in PNG

John and Jenny Spencer volunteered at the Wide Bay Conservation Association (WBCA) in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. Read More

Mereana Mills – Strategic Development Adviser Department of Tourism, Republic of Vanuatu

Published on 10th April 2014


Mereana Mills – Strategic Development Adviser Department of Tourism, Republic of Vanuatu

Mereana volunteered from 2010 to December 2013 at the Vanuatu Department of Tourism, firstly as Tourism Business Adviser and, in her final year of assignment, as a Strategic Development Adviser. Read More

Cristina

Published on 10th April 2014


Cristina

Cristina has lived in Arlo her entire life. Arlo is a town of 250 people, an hour’s drive from Atauro Island’s port – though no one in the village has a car or even a bike. Read More

Catarina

Published on 10th April 2014


Catarina

Timor-Leste is one of the world’s newest nations. It was once a Portuguese colony, but was annexed by Indonesia in 1975. Violent turmoil led to UN intervention, and it became an internationally recognised independent state in 2002. Read More

Behind the camera in the Solomons

Published on 9th April 2014


Behind the camera in the Solomons

As flash floods have devastated the Solomon Islands, New Zealanders have watched shocking footage of the damage done by the rain. A lot of that footage came courtesy of World Vision/VSA volunteer Blair Millar, who’s been on assignment in Honiara since January with his partner Rachel Skeates, also a WV/VSA volunteer. Read More

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteers prepare to support Solomon Island partners

Published on 7th April 2014


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Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteers prepare to support Solomon Island partners

Junior Ulu, VSA’s International Programme Manager, is in Honiara currently and says it will likely be months before the city gets back to normal following days of heavy rain that has shaken the country’s capital. Read More

Time flies

Published on 6th April 2014


Time flies

My fifth week in Papua New Guinea has already come and gone. It’s amazing how time flies when there is so much to do, but to recap on the last two weeks... Read More

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