Practical Insights on VSO

Where is Your Marketing Budget in ICT4D Programs?

Where is Your Marketing Budget in ICT4D Programs?

Published on: Mar 25 2016 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Recently, I was rural India with VSO International checking in on Samadhan, a citizen engagement software program that connects marginalized communities to the...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...
Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Published on: Apr 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The aim of the SMS Story research project was to determine if daily mobile phone text message stories and lesson plans would improve children’s reading in Papua...
4 Reasons Why Short-Term Volunteers Are Bad for ICT4D Projects

4 Reasons Why Short-Term Volunteers Are Bad for ICT4D Projects

Published on: Mar 05 2012 by Wayan Vota - 21 Comments
. Those of us working in ICT4D often get offers of short-term volunteer support from well-meaning folks who want to help expand the use of technology in Africa....