Published on 20th October 2014
Mary O’Reilly, volunteer Waste Management Adviser at Sanma Provincial Council and Luganville Municipal Council, writes about the link between waste management and health. Read More
Published on 24th September 2014
Karen is volunteering as Programme Manager and Disability Adviser with CARE International, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. This month, she went on an intrepid journey to visit Futuna Island. About 700 people live there in three main communities. Read More
Published on 11th September 2014
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
Published on 9th September 2014
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
Published on 6th September 2014
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
Published on 21st July 2014
Jacqui Iseli is on her third VSA assignment involving teaching Sign Language in the Asia-Pacific. For Māori Language week, she reflects on the importance of language and the challenges outside our comfort zones. Read More
Published on 14th July 2014
Daria Romanos is on UniVol assignment as a Youth Worker at Northern Care Youth Clinic in Luganville, Vanuatu. Here, she gives us a brief introduction to her work. Read More
Published on 10th July 2014
Dili – exotic and strange? Or just like home? Del Bovill, volunteering at The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room, takes us through five ways Timor-Leste is surprisingly similar to New Zealand. Read More
Published on 6th July 2014
Chris Delaney is volunteering in Dili, Timor-Leste. Join him on part two of his morning walk. Read part one here. Read More
Published on 4th July 2014
Blair Millar has collected and edited videos of some of our volunteers in the Solomon Islands, talking about connecting people and transforming lives. Read More
"Well done Julia - you are such an inspiration. I am sure your creativity will show....
Song and dance do wonders...." - Josephine Ludlow
"Love your sense of humour Karen and well remember some of those types of challenges on Malekula and elsewhere. What a great contributor you are to those small communities. Thinking of you.
" - Jacqui Iseli
"Julia, you go gal! You are making a difference in their lives. There will be a new generation of East Timorese because of the seeds of warmth and love that you have planted in them while they are young. Hanging in there, teacher of all teachers." - Miang
"I happily endorse Jan's comments. Liz is working away capacity building quietly and very capably.
And another bottle of red (or white) waiting for your next NZ visit. And I know your email access is up in the vege patch. Thinking of you guys.
Love to you all
Jack" - Jacky Fitzgerald