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The less obvious impacts of Cyclone Pam

Published on 21st April 2015


The less obvious impacts of Cyclone Pam

When a cyclone tears through, the immediate concern is for yourself, your neighbours, your village and your island. Read More

My Tolai family and volunteer wantoks

Published on 14th April 2015


My Tolai family and volunteer wantoks

Easter weekend reminded me that throughout life we move in many different communities or (in Papua New Guinea speak) ‘wantoks’. Over the long weekend I joined the local Tolai tribe, spent time with my fellow VSA volunteers and my parents came to visit! Read More

Robyn Jebson – Nurturing tourism in Timor-Leste

Published on 9th April 2015


Robyn Jebson – Nurturing tourism in Timor-Leste

Robyn volunteered in Timor-Leste from March 2013 to March 2015 as a Tourism Development Adviser, based in Dili. Read More

One year later: was it worth it?

Published on 8th April 2015


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One year later: was it worth it?

One year ago we came back from Samoa after a one year assignment. Read More

Adventures in currency

Published on 8th April 2015


Adventures in currency

A week in the life of a volunteer, a fortnight into my assignment. Read More

Samoa survival #1

Published on 8th April 2015


Samoa survival #1

I’ve been in Samoa just over two months now and not only have I become a lot browner, but I feel less like an outsider tourist and more like someone who feels right at home. With that, I introduce: Jess’s list of six things you have to do when in Samoa. Read More

VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Published on 7th April 2015


VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Since Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu in March, VSA staff and volunteers have been working with their partner organisations and the Vanuatu government to support the country’s recovery. Read More

I'm in paradise

Published on 3rd April 2015


I'm in paradise

Avinoon tru! It’s been a crazy week, and I feel like my first month here is flying by. Now it’s Sunday evening and just as the sun sets, the power has turned back on. Thank heaven for ceiling fans! Read More

Starting on a two-year assignment in Arawa, Bougainville

Published on 2nd April 2015


Starting on a two-year assignment in Arawa, Bougainville

Since being here on the Island, life has been a full of adventure. Read More

Tourism is cruising along in Vanuatu

Published on 2nd April 2015


Tourism is cruising along in Vanuatu

VSA has supported tourism development in Santo for a number of years. Jim Bennie is currently volunteering as Business Management Adviser with Elwood J Euart Association, based in Luganville, Vanuatu. He writes about the progress of tourism development in Espiritu Santo. Read More

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