A Volunteer’s Reflection on Volunteering and an Unequal World

Physical Education Schoolyard Uganda

A Volunteer’s Thanks to Those of You Who Donate to Facilitate Life-Affirming Exchanges and Volunteering Experiences VMM International short-term volunteer, Phoebe Pennington, reflects on her experience in Uganda, the excitement of volunteering, the insights and how important it is to connect with, and convey this to, others. This is especially…

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HAART Conference in Nairobi

Rose, CSO of Diocese of Kitale

VMM International Partner Organisation, HAART, Conference on Human Trafficking HAART, the only agency that solely fights human trafficking in Kenya, was initiated in 2010 and their estimates show that today their awareness campaigns about human trafficking reach an audience of over 100,000 people annually. These campaigns mainly target children, communities and…

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Volunteering Reveals How Tough Life Can Be

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VMM International Teacher Training Volunteering VMM International long term volunteer Marian Kearney returned to Malawi last year, a country that she loves, to manage a teacher training, capacity building project with our partner organisation, N4BW (Network For a Better World), in Sitima. Marian was kind enough to share her blog with…

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Partners Prepare Pilot Projects in Sierra Leone

VMM's Jeana & Lou in Sierra Leone

Child Protection and Guidance Mid Political Uncertainty As Sierra Leoneans prepare for a Presidential run-off election, the intensity of the political uncertainty compounded by the seasonally hottest part of the year offers no reprieve for the public. Despite the anxiety from the political climate, VMM’s partners are committed to developing…

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Amid Political Tension KAP Work Together for a Peaceful World

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VMM Partner Organisation – (KAP) Kitale Community Advancement Programme KAP is one of VMM International’s newest partners in Kenya. It was originally established as Kitale Aids Programme by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) in 1993. In December 2009, the Programme was registered as a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) separate…

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VMM’s Child & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding & Protection Programme

Positive Discipline Team Fort Portal Uganda

Building VMM International’s Child Safeguarding Programme For years VMM has been involved in different phases of Child Safeguarding work with our volunteers and partners. From 2015, with support from Misean Cara, VMM has been implementing our Safeguarding Mentoring Programme. The current programme has built upon this earlier work and developed…

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A Restructure of VMM International

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Changing Landscape of International Development and Volunteering Recently VMM International has undertaken very positive and progressive structural changes to keep up with the changing landscape of the International Development and Volunteering Charity sector. The Context for Change Some time ago it was noted that third sector organisations ‘managing in the…

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Parish Promotions Coordinator (Ireland)

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Founded by Edwina Gateley (http://www.edwinagateley.com), VMM International (http://vmminternational.org/) are an international development and volunteering organisation, and we love doing what we do!  We have placed thousands of volunteers and lay missionaries on overseas development projects in the past 50 years, which has led to astonishing results for communities and for the…

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