VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas - Project support - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas

Project support

To support VSO’s project “Providing Quality Education through Child Centered Learning in Ethiopia”. Through this project, VSO will introduce model innovative child-centered learning practices into schools in the Kolla Tembien district in the Tigray region. The schools will become a hub for good practices in education, and knowledge will be shared and applied to the quality improvement plans of the Ministry of Education at a national level. The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of education received by children, aiming: to improve the learning environment and teaching practices; to increase community participation and effective engagement in primary education in all villages of the district; and to enhance transparency and accountability in the decentralized management of education.

VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas, a registered UK charity since 1962, is an international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO promotes volunteering and brings people together to share skills, creativity and knowledge for the purpose of building a fairer world. The volunteers are employed by partner organizations in the country where they work. VSO works within an international federation of member organizations, which includes the UK Charity and four independent members based in Canada, Kenya, Netherlands and the Philippines. They are present in 44 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, and work with local partner organizations to develop a strategic plan for each country. VSO works in 6 program areas, which are Education, HIV/AIDS, Health, Disability, Secure Livelihoods, and Participation and Governance.