Emily, Sophie and Eilis, Safeguard Mentors, Uganda

Safeguarding Mentoring Project VMM has been implementing a vital partner capacity development project in the area of Child Safeguarding and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults. We have assisted the development of policies and have trained personnel in 22 partnerships since 2011. This project will be continued with VMM partners in…

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A Father-Daughter Team in Kenya!

Father and daughter short term volunteers

Jerry and Liz, a father and daughter team, went on a VMM Short Term Volunteer placment in July 2017 for 4 weeks. They volunteered in teaching and organic farming with VMM partner organisation Justice and Mercy, a community based organisation working to support the vulnerable people in Homa Bay country,…

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Sandy, Nurse Trainer, Sierra Leone

Nurse Trainer at the St John of God School of Nursing in Lunsar, Sierra Leone. Sandy worked at the Matata Hospital in 2006 in Kenya. Here she was a public health nurse with the main goal to improve standards of the Hospital. In 2008, her post was in the Mother…

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Keith and Sally, Lecturers, Uganda

Tippy Taps Project with pilot schools

Lecturers at Canon Apollo Core PTC, Teachers Training College in Fort Portal, Uganda. Keith is a Woodwork and Metalwork Tutor and Sally is a Teacher Trainer and Curriculum Advisor. A note from Sally’s monthly newsletter: “The second year student’s return on 14th September, then it is the mad frenzy when…

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Orla, IT Trainer, Tanzania

IT Trainer in Arusha and Malambo, Tanzania Orla has recently returned to Malambo Parish in Tanzania to replicate a project which she set up and ran in Esso Parish in Arusha. It was identified that skills training was essential in both areas and IT training was especially a skill of…

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Teaching ICT Skills Goes A Long Way

VMM ICT Training

Education and Skills in International Development: By teaching ICT at two schools in Zambia, VMM volunteer, Melissa Scott, learned an important lesson about international development – that people education and skills to make proper use of their resources. Read her story below: When I heard that the Zambian school where…

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Ber, Development Coordinator, Uganda

Volunteer Women in Development Coordinator for Caritas Kampala in Uganda Ber works under the Caritas Kampala Diocese in the Gender in Development Programme. The current activities include: Capacity building on thematic areas, agricultural activities, vocational and soft skills trainings, cottage industries, sanitation and hygiene programmes, saving and credit scheme and…

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