Supporting Child Safeguarding in Sierra Leone

Community Safeguarding in Sierra Leone

VMM International’s Safeguarding & Protection Programme Partners in Sierra Leone   VMM Volunteer, Jeana Baker is not long back from Sierra Leone, where she spent nearly eight months assessing the needs and current priorities for VMM International’s partners in Sierra Leone. Based on the needs assessments and close interactions with…

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Pancake Party in Lodwar

Three volunteers enjoying pancakes

VMM volunteer Eilis continues her blog: Its Ash Wednesday here in Lodwar, same as it is everyplace else! But ours has been a splendid day so far. At 7.15am we started getting large drops of rain and soon we had a 20 minute long strong drizzle. I had been awake…

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A day in the life of a VM

Eating jack fruit

Marcelo, a VM working on a project with VMM Partner OBAAT in Hoima. western Uganda, reflects on his experiences: Working in Hoima I wake up at 07:00 in morning to go to the toilet which is a pit latrine. And for those who do not know, the pit latrine has…

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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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Luke in Uganda 2014

Volunteer Luke Ford working

Luke helped to build classrooms for the primary schools of Kitarasa, Uganda with many other participants in the OBAAT project for 3 weeks: “I travelled to Uganda in the March of 2014 and I’m not going to lie I was a bit apprehensive at first. I didn’t know what to…

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Volunteering Reveals How Tough Life Can Be

N4BW Logo

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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