Insights of a Community Worker, in Western Kenya

Andrew Mbita facilitating KAP Conflict Prevention

A Shared Insight from a VMM International Volunteer in the Field Joseph Masika Mutunga is a long-term volunteer with the Volunteer Mission Movement. His role, as Management Mentor, is supporting community organisations to strengthen their internal systems at governance, operational and management levels, in order to achieve optimum efficiency and sustainability.…

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Journey to Uganda

An Unexpected Party When the sister comes in explaining we have been invited for a meal with the priests, all sorts run through your head. How should I act? What is appropriate to wear? Is it a formal or informal occasion? So we head over with one of the Sister’s…

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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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