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VSA photo essay: field trip to 'Eua

Published on 15th September 2014


VSA photo essay: field trip to 'Eua

Fay Moorfield has sent in some photos from a visit to 'Eua, a Tongan island close to Tongatapu. She and a colleague, Lakai Fonua, spent a few days there visiting small businesses. Read More

23 reasons to volunteer with VSA in Samoa

Published on 12th September 2014


23 reasons to volunteer with VSA in Samoa

I've been thinking back on my time as a VSA volunteer. Here's a list of 23 reasons why you should seize the opportunity, if you can, to volunteer in wonderful Samoa. Read More

Gurias and volcanoes

Published on 11th September 2014


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Gurias and volcanoes

Since my last blog, my netball team, the Agmark Ravens, won the local tournament in Kokopo. It was so much fun and we played with amazing team spirit. During the last quarter we were neck-and-neck with the Butterflies but at the last minute we scored four more goals and won... Read More

Improving services for Samoa’s tourism industry

Published on 11th September 2014


Improving services for Samoa’s tourism industry

On Samoa’s “Big Island” of Savai’i, VSA volunteer Sara Roy has been working alongside tourist operators, fale owners and other small business people to put this beautiful part of the world on tourists’ must-see lists. Read More

VSA photo essay: feast day celebrations in Kokopo, PNG

Published on 10th September 2014


VSA photo essay: feast day celebrations in Kokopo, PNG

Jacqui Iseli has sent in a some photos from the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart feast day celebrations at Kabaleo Teacher’s College in May 2014. Read More

VSA photo essay: at work with Jacqui Iseli in Papua New Guinea

Published on 10th September 2014


VSA photo essay: at work with Jacqui Iseli in Papua New Guinea

Jacqui Iseli has sent in a few photos about her working life in PNG. Read More

A day in Lautem, Timor-Leste

Published on 9th September 2014


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A day in Lautem, Timor-Leste

Julia Sherriff is volunteering as an Early Childhood Programme Adviser for ChildFund. She has written about a recent home visit in a village outside of Dili. Read More

Being part of Team VSA at the SIDS Conference

Published on 8th September 2014


Being part of Team VSA at the SIDS Conference

My volunteering assignment as the communications person for Team VSA in Samoa at the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States has ended. It was a spontaneous decision to take on this assignment, but sometimes these are the ones that turn out the best. Read More

Helping TNC meet the challenge of mining

Published on 8th September 2014


Helping TNC meet the challenge of mining

Mining is a big issue in the Solomon Islands, both for the general population as well as for agencies like my partner organisation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Read More

Tapu Tuisuga: a counsellor's story

Published on 6th September 2014


Tapu Tuisuga: a counsellor's story

Angie Enoka has been on assignment in Apia during the Small Island Developing States Conference, gathering and sharing VSA's Samoan stories. Here, she writes about Tapu Tuisuga, who began his assignment in mid-August. Read More

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