Author Archives: anshub10

My last day at VSO Malawi…….

It seems I have reached my last day already…. the last 8 weeks has flown by …. Christmas is fast approaching and it is really strange to see the Christmas decorations and hear Christmas songs in the supermarkets, with the blazing heat outside (still no signs of the rains)! Even the slightly out of tune […]

8 weeks to go…….

A third month into my placement and a third Country Director! To say the VSO Malawi office is in a state of flux would be understatement! In addition to Program Office staff leaving at a steady rate to pursue other avenues, the interim country Director who arrived in August is being sent to South Sudan. […]

Riding the Volunteer Rollercoaster!

Where to begin…… My assignment has changed scope and direction at least four times over the last two months, for various reasons including lack of budget at VSO Malawi, as well as changes in the global VSO approach to Monitoring and Evaluation. Slightly frustrating at times, but it definitely has highlighted to me the continued […]

The first few weeks of my Malawian Adventure!!

I’ve been in Malawi for just over two weeks, and in some aspects it feels like I’ve been here so much longer! The first week was the ICT (In-Country Training) with another five new VSO volunteers, where we learnt all about Malawian culture, tradition and safety, as well as having Chichewa language lessons, which is […]

The Beginning of PULSE

Today is my last day at GSK, followed by a couple of running around and packing before heading off to Malawi on Saturday to begin my PULSE assignment with VSO. Exciting times!!