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HIV/AIDS (4 Feb 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: ..., and they work with young people to develop their life skills and to combat stigma and discrimination. The volunteers do not come from the developed world alone. They do not all come from SPW and VSO. The emphasis is on recruiting as volunteers young people from within the country and the region who work alongside young people from the developed world. They work together out of the local...

Scottish Parliament: Make Poverty History (27 Apr 2005)

Mary Scanlon: ...cent of national income on aid by 2013. Given that time is short I will move on. My son is a qualified civil engineer with a masters degree and a specialism in providing clean water. He applied to VSO over a year ago and was prepared to give two years of his life to earn £20 a week because he wanted to help people. Despite the great need throughout the world and despite his going through...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development Fund: International Development Fund (8 Jun 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...£360,000 over three years to improve maternal health in Malawi. We have also agreed to fund an administrative resource within NIDOS for the benefit of all NGOs and we have agreed to work with VSO to help meet the costs of an extra 10 volunteers in Malawi. Costs for these have not been finalised. Details of expenditure will be available on the Scottish Executive website in due course.

Education and Aid Programme (14 Oct 2005)

Lord Judd: ...an international partner. It is altogether good news that DfID is providing £1.3 million for a programme of school partnerships led by the British Council, the UK One World Linking Association, VSO and the Cambridge Education Foundation. The BBC, which has been hoping in the current year to help to promote 1,000 partnerships between schools in the United Kingdom and Africa, has, I...

Scottish Parliament: Kashmir Earthquake (21 Dec 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...talked about enabling teachers and perhaps other professionals to go and work in Kashmir. I am very sympathetic to the idea, which we have pursued in other parts of the world through our work with VSO. In one of my conversations with the earthquake victims' relatives, we discussed the fact that a number of the people who would normally administer civil society in the affected areas were...

Voluntary Sector (9 Mar 2006)

Lord Goodlad: ...St George's Home for Boys in Johannesburg some 45 years ago. My noble friend Lord Skelmersdale is also a return volunteer from Zambia, as is the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, from Ghana. I notice that VSO's interest in the other place is represented by Mike Gapes, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who was a VSO volunteer in Swaziland in 1971 and will be well equipped by that experience...

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (Developing Countries) (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ...people's rights. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner, Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — HIV/AIDS (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ..., Central, saw a programme in Malawi, which the Department is funding, that will increase the number of nurses and doctors over the next six years. Part of that programme involves ensuring through VSO that trainers are training future trainers in Malawi so that the process is sustainable in the longer term, as the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness and others have made clear.

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (17 Jul 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...with disabilities. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

Written Answers — International Development: Rwanda (18 Dec 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...development community. This is an effective way of increasing civil society's capacity to hold Government to account. For example, DFID has provided project funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) to encourage associations of people with disabilities to participate in preparations for Rwanda's new Poverty Reduction Strategy. We also support capacity building in civil society groups....

Poverty and Governance (11 Jan 2007)

Viscount Eccles: ...the situation of people with incomes less than a 10th of our own, many with much less. This huge disparity creates gaps in perception, of which the White Paper has its share. Young people from VSO go to rural Africa, as do the churches, NGOs, disaster relief agencies and dedicated developers. This small cadre report their findings as they do their best to alleviate poverty, bringing with...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Modernising Medical Careers (24 Apr 2007)

Andrew Lansley: ...was not published, but it found its way out. The Government are "volunteering" junior doctors to join Voluntary Service Overseas, so that they go abroad. [ Interruption. ] Well, it struck me that VSO is about volunteering—not the distressed reallocation of doctors from the United Kingdom to overseas, which is outrageous.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Health Services (17 Oct 2007)

Andrew Mitchell: ...will know that our proposals would enable British health professionals to spend time in developing countries helping to build sustainable health systems. The proposals have been supported by VSO and many other NGOs, including the Tropical Health and Education Trust. As the Minister's party is clearly in the mood for nicking Conservative policies, will he make it a priority to implement as...

Topical Debate: International Development (15 Nov 2007)

Andrew Mitchell: ...face when they want to work in poor countries. A Conservative Government will establish a new health systems partnership fund—worth £5 million a year to begin with—that would pay for VSO to organise year-long placements for up to 250 British health workers to work in developing countries. It would pay toward the pension contributions of these long-term volunteers, pay for THET to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2007)

Gordon Brown: ...that service. When I was in Uganda for the Commonwealth conference, I met some of the volunteers who are giving their time to help to rebuild schools and the economy in that area. I understand that VSO is 50 years old next year and many more young people want that opportunity in their gap year. I hope that it will be possible for many more people to link up with projects abroad, especially...

Africa: Conflict (13 Dec 2007)

Lord Judd: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former director of Oxfam and before that of VSO. I am currently a serving trustee of Saferworld. We all want to thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for his powerful contribution today and for having given us the opportunity to review this subject. The distressing agony of this reality of conflict is that the overwhelming majority of deaths and casualties are...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (4 Mar 2008)

Linda Fabiani: ...and livelihood in Malawi Malawi £20,000.00 University of Dundee - Developing Partnership Links between Dundee University Medical School & Healthcare Institutions in Malawi Malawi £15,000.00 VSO Scotland - Global Exchange Programme Malawi £40,000.00 Jubilee Scotland – Once The Spotlight Moves On N/A £11,415.00 NIDOS – Core Funding N/A £85,000.00 WWF Scotland –...

Written Answers — International Development: Africa: Overseas Aid (21 Apr 2008)

Gillian Merron: ...) 46 2006 2016 Health Health Sector Budget Support 12 2008 2011 HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment to Genocide survivors 4.25 2005 2010 Support for the Disabled through VSO 0.8 2005 2009 Economic Planning Support to National Institute of Statistics for Rwanda 5 2007 2010 Governance Support to Rwanda Revenue Authority Phase 6...

Scottish Parliament: International Education (24 Apr 2008)

Rt Hon Jack McConnell: ...was a plan to extend that scheme to education staff at all levels in Scotland, following the end of the pilot in March this year. Is that scheme still under consideration? The partnership with VSO can contribute to the knowledge that our teachers and lecturers have here, as well as contribute to countries in the developing world.

Millennium Development Goals (1 May 2008)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...Health Partnership, which was launched last September, already places more emphasis on better links from within our own health services. Another way is a greater use of volunteering. The latest VSO initiative to expand its Civil Service pension scheme is a modest beginning, but it has won Cabinet support and should act as a catalyst to the NHS trusts to promote this partnership....


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