Youth clubs in the UK provide a similar function to the ones in Bangladesh. Young people have the chance to help in the community, play sports, and receive vocational training. In Bangladesh, this is where VSO volunteers came in - training youth club staff and organising vocational courses for youth club members.
Media Officer, international development, women's rights
Ruby Wright is a Media Officer at VSO – an organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Ruby is a communications expert specialising in the charity sector. She has worked with development projects in Tajikistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Chad, and Liberia. Ruby is particularly interested in women’s rights and gender equality.