The organization with whom I will be traveling to Burkina Faso is CUSO-VSO (the result of the merger of the Canadian University Service Overseas and Voluntary Service Overseas Canada in 2008). CUSO-VSO is the North American member of VSO International, a worldwide federation of Voluntary Service Organizations based in the UK, the Netherlands, Kenya, the Philippines and Canada.
Where they work
CUSO-VSO sends volunteers to 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Honduras||Nepal||Tajikistan|
|China||Kenya||Papua New Guinea||Uganda|
|The Gambia||Mongolia||Sierra Leone|
What they do
CUSO-VSO works on six development goals:
Each country office selects only two or three of these development goals to focus on at a time. For example, in Burkina Faso they are currently focusing on HIV/AIDS, health and participation & governance.