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An interview with Charlotte Welch-Cropp

Published on 22nd March 2017


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An interview with Charlotte Welch-Cropp

Charlotte Welch-Cropp volunteered as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) in the Solomon Islands in 2016 as part of the Downer / VSA Partnerships Programme. We asked her a few questions about her time in the Solomons... Read More

10 day mark in the Solomons

Published on 14th March 2017


10 day mark in the Solomons

Our newest volunteer in the Solomon Islands gives us a run down of his first week and a half in the country. Read More

Computer lab on Ambae Island

Published on 13th March 2017


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Computer lab on Ambae Island

In Vanuatu, Riana Schoeman shares some photos from recently held training workshops... Read More

International Women's Day 2017

Published on 7th March 2017


International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day – and while there are reasons to celebrate, the World Economic Forum has estimated that the global inequalities between women and men in education, health, income and more, will not be closed until 2186. Read More

Two years on

Published on 1st March 2017


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Two years on

In her second blog post from Vanuatu, Wendy catches us up on events of the past two (very busy) years on assignment. Read More

Neelum Patel - community recovery in Bougainville

Published on 1st March 2017


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Neelum Patel - community recovery in Bougainville

After 10 months in Bougainville, Neelum Patel, has returned to New Zealand and reflects on her time as a volunteer in beautiful Buka. Read More

Vanuatu’s education sector recovering after Cyclone Pam

Published on 24th February 2017


 Vanuatu’s education sector recovering after Cyclone Pam

Nearly two years after Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu, Manua Primary School in North Efate has launched an Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) Resource and Research Centre for the four and five-year-old children of the area. Around 80% of kindergartens and preschools in Vanuatu were destroyed by Cyclone Pam. Read More

Willingness

Published on 15th February 2017


Willingness

In her last post from Samoa, Thoraya explains why she feels volunteering is a true partnership. Read More

Western Delight – Go West Solomon Islands

Published on 15th February 2017


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Western Delight – Go West Solomon Islands

Jane Rutledge gets a rare chance to explore the tropical delights of the Western Province. Read More

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