Volunteer Blog - Progressio ICS volunteers share news, views and experiences

Ever thought of how you will be remembered when you're gone? After a productive stay in Mulanje, Team Sapitwa left a mark that will stay in people’s hearts forever - a special sustainable project....
Progressio, 10 December 2014
International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a day celebrated by the United Nations since 1985. The day falls on 5 December, where it offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations, individual volunteers...
Progressio, 10 December 2014
The journey started with a pre-placement training in Salima at Mpatsa Lodge for the In-Country volunteers (ICVs). Among other things, the ICVs were taught about what ICS Progressio, how it works and...
Progressio, 10 December 2014
Mi grupo y yo vivimos en la comunidad de Santa Marta. Llevamos aquí cinco semanas y hemos experimentado la solidaridad de la gente. Trabajamos con un grupo de voluntarios nacionales, los cuales nos...
Progressio, 9 December 2014
En nuestro país se celebra el 2 de Noviembre como día de los difuntos y en nuestra comunidad todos los años las familias van enflorar a sus seres queridos que han muerto y también a las personas que...
Progressio, 8 December 2014
The air was splitting and the sky was glowing without effort as we were rushing to the conference room to make it in time for the programme to commence at eight o’clock on a Friday morning. We were...
Progressio, 8 December 2014
Spending six weeks in Guayape, where neither restaurants nor internet exists, and the few shops that do are limited to basic amenieties, has been a real test for a group of volunteers accustomed to...
Progressio, 8 December 2014
Throughout my placement my knowledge of how development works on the ground has vastly improved. I have learnt the importance of people powered development; I now understand that in order for people’...
Progressio, 8 December 2014
Team Umoza is formed of six UK volunteers and seven in-country volunteers. We are located in Mzuzu, North Malawi. Progressio Malawi has been working with Ungweru, a local organisation that targets...
Progressio, 8 December 2014
The town of Guayape, in which the six of us UK volunteers are spending our 10 week in-country placement, is situated in what is known locally as the Honduran ‘Wild West’ of Olancho. So called for the...
Progressio, 2 December 2014