One of the New Zealand Aid programme’s close partners, Volunteer service Abroad (VSA) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
To mark the achievement VSA has organised a travelling photo exhibition, Windows to another World: Images from 50 years of Volunteering Abroad, which features photos taken by VSA volunteers and staff members over the past half century.
The photos show life in the many countries VSA has worked; from Nepal and Thailand to Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
The exhibition provides a unique insight into what it is like to be a VSA volunteer in a developing country – the sights and experiences you can have when you become part of a community for up to two years.
Windows to another world opens in Wellington on 6 June 2012, before travelling to Auckland, Nelson and Dunedin.
Over the past 50 years, VSA has sent more than 3,500 Kiwi volunteers to work with communities striving for change throughout the Pacific, Asia and Africa. VSA is currently focusing its work in the wider Pacific: Melanesia, Polynesia and Timor-Leste.
VSA works with its partner organisations to make sure that all assignments are locally identified, locally relevant, and locally delivered.
VSA is a registered charity and is non-governmental, non-religious and non-political.
For more information visit www.vsa.org.nz
Wellington 6–15 June
Asteron Centre, cnr Featherson & Bunny St
Auckland 18–24 June
Australis Room, Britomart, 36 Customs St East
Nelson 4–13 July
Nelson Provincial Museum
cnr Trafalgar & Hardy St
Dunedin 17–27 July
20 Princess St