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Top 12 photos of 2014

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014

Each year our volunteers, staff and supporters send us fantastic photos from across the wider Pacific. We've chosen our top 12 favourites (one for each month) from 2014. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Andrew Johnston, "Millennium Caves School"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Andrew Johnston, "Millennium Caves School"

In 2014 the Millennium Cave School Project celebrated the opening of a new local school, which will serve all eight villages in the area. The school was made possible by the success of Millennium Cave Tours (MCT), a five-star tourist attraction supported by VSA volunteers. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Eric Thorne-George, "Millennium Caves Tour"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Eric Thorne-George, "Millennium Caves Tour"

Eric Thorne-George (now volunteering in Timor-Leste) with his guides on the Millennium Caves Tour, during Eric's time volunteering with the Tour. Eric is one of several VSA volunteers, including safety expert Dave Morgan, who have helped to make the MCT the top-rated Vanuatu activity on Trip Adviser. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Mike Lee, "Early childhood education in Timor-Leste"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Mike Lee, "Early childhood education in Timor-Leste"

Programme Officer Mike Lee went to Timor-Leste in May-June. He visited a home-based early childhood centre to see the results of volunteer Julia Sherriff's work.Previously, centres like this would have children as young as three learning ABCs and numbers by rote, sitting in front of a blackboard in rows. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Rachel Skeates, "Leaping-off point"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Rachel Skeates, "Leaping-off point"

Rachel Skeates was a World Vision/VSA volunteer working as a Grants Field Officer with World Vision Solomon Islands. While on assignment, Rachel (along with her accompanying partner, cameraman Blair Millar) covered the floods which hit Honiara in April. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Sophie Dowson, "SIDS and Teuila"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Sophie Dowson, "SIDS and Teuila"

VSA sent six volunteers to Samoa to support the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and annual Teuila festival, which were held in August and September. The VSA volunteers worked with local tourism and events organisations to ensure both events went smoothly and Samoa presented itself on the... Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Emily Stannard, "Apia clean-up day with Loto Taumafai"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Emily Stannard, "Apia clean-up day with Loto Taumafai"

Emily Stannard was on UniVol assignment as an Administration/Policy Assistant with Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities in Samoa. Number one on Emily's list of reasons to take up the voluntering challenge is: "Most importantly, you will make a difference." Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Vernette Roberts, "Sharing the iPad"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Vernette Roberts, "Sharing the iPad"

Vernette (Vinnie) is working as the Management and Administration Adviser for Callan Services, a resource centre for people with disabilities in Papua New Guinea. This photo was taken when she visited Nangananga village, the home of Callan's Livelihood Officer, Joan, and shared photos from home on her iPad. Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Jacqui Iseli, "Teaching sign language in PNG"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Jacqui Iseli, "Teaching sign language in PNG"

Jacqui Iseli works as an Inclusive Education Adviser (Sign Language) at Kabaleo Teachers’ College, based in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. Jacqui says it’s safe to assume that rates of deafness in PNG could be as high as twice the rate of developed countries, with half of it due to preventable... Read More

Top 12 photos of 2014: Roslyn Clarke, "Wade"

Published on 31st December 2014


Top 12 photos of 2014: Roslyn Clarke, "Wade"

In Kiribati, Roslyn Clark is volunteering as Water and Sanitation Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities in Tarawa. This small nation has unique problems with water, due to its extremely low altitude and high-saline water table. Read More

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