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Volunteer Co-ordinator: Ola

Ola is another of our Volunteer Co-ordinators, she will be heading out to Thailand this summer with her team of volunteers. Last year Ola spent four weeks in India with VESL teaching English in a primary school, check out her advice on going overseas below. I’m in my second year of LLB (Law) at MMU. […]

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Volunteer Co-ordinator: Katie

Katie is volunteer co-ordinator for our team of volunteers going out to Thailand in July this summer, she volunteered with VESL in 2012 for six weeks. Check out her advice below! My name is Katie and I am a team leader for July 2014. I studied Human resource management and law at Keele University, but […]

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Volunteer Co-ordinator: Becky

Becky is our Volunteer Co-ordinator for the team of volunteers heading to India on July 19th, last year Becky spent four weeks volunteering in a primary school in India, find out more about her experience and recommendations below! I’m currently a sociology student in my second year at Manchester Metropolitan University. I love photography and art, […]

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Student Leader Blog: Check List

One of our Student Leaders, Lucy Allcock, from Edge Hill University is spending just over six weeks in India supporting her team of volunteers, she has put together an excellent check list for future volunteers going to India, check it out below! So the volunteers are just beginning their 3rd week of teaching and are […]

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Student Leader Diary – India 2012 – Saying Goodbye

“There really is an endless list of what I will miss… but hopefully I will get to visit at some point next year!” Lauren Plüss, 2012

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How to stay in touch…

A huge thank you to all our summer 2012 volunteers, we have had amazing feedback from the in country managers and hosts! We really hope that you will continue to support VESL and stay in touch with our news and events. There are numerous ways you can do this once you have returned from overseas, […]

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Student Leader Diary – Thailand 2012 – The Land of Smiles

James Hallworth was selected as a Student Leader for one of the two Thailand projects that VESL ran at Edgehill University this year, here he reflects on his time overseas and the challenges he faced.   I was very nervous about taking this role due to having no previous management experience. Looking back, I am so […]

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Student Leader Diary – India 2012 – Youth Festival

Youth Festival is a festival that occurs every year at schools in India where students are put in competitions for a range of different activities from English recitation to traditional dance, from comedy sketches to Malayalam speeches. The festival is over two days and it was a great chance for us to see some more […]

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Student Leader Diary – India 2012 – Opening a School Library

We were very lucky to receive a donation of books from Usborne Books before we left, and there was a great selection of books for the children to use.  With these books and money we had raised, we decided, with permission of the school, that it would be good to start a school English library […]

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Student Leader Diary – India 2012

For the next five weeks I am a Student Leader for the volunteers that are in India this summer, my next couple of blog posts will reflect on this role and my time in India. Arrival in India My first week in India has finished all too quickly and it has been an amazing, busy week! […]

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VESL’s 2012 Overseas Visits…

I am very lucky as I am off on an adventure this summer with VESL. I am spending seven weeks overseas visiting VESL projects, I will spend a week in both Sri Lanka and Thailand and I am also a Student Leader for the India programme. I leave on Sunday and have just got back from […]

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Starting an After School Club

There are lots of opportunities to run extra-curricula activities and it is a great way to fully involve yourself in the project. Just make sure you ask permission from the school before you set anything up. My experience teaching English in Kerala I spent three months teaching English in Kerala. The students in the English medium class […]

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VESL Appoints New Programme Manager

VESL is extremely pleased to announce that we have appointed Lauren Pluss as our new Programme Manager. Lauren is a past VESL volunteer and returned this year volunteering as an overseas programme assistant.  Lauren’s first experience with VESL was on a project teaching English in a fishing community school in Kerala for 3 months in 2011. […]

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5 Fundraising Tips to Socialise your fundraising strategy

If you have been watching The Apprentice recently you might be bored of hearing the word ‘strategy’, however there is some truth in their insistence of having a STRATEGY!! So here is some advice to get you started… Since 2005 Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools have increased in popularity rapidly, this is great news […]

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