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News from 2008, 34 entries


  • Projects Abroad Partnership with British Safety Council
    December 31st, 2008
    Projects Abroad Partnership with British Safety Council

    Earlier this year we were approached by the British Safety Council to work together on a major programme to introduce Health and Safety Education to children in schools and care centres around the world.

  • Projects Abroad have been invited to send volunteers to Jerusalem!
    December 23rd, 2008
    Projects Abroad have been invited to send volunteers to Jerusalem!

    The idea would be for volunteers to teach and look after children in Arab East Jerusalem. They would teach English in schools and take care of children in day centres in the Palestinian part of the city.

  • Volunteers Join the Great Ethiopian Run
    December 2nd, 2008
    Volunteers Join the Great Ethiopian Run

    The Great Ethiopian Run took place on Sun 23rd November. Our Director, Sami and Desk Officer Bikesegn were keen to take part, and ran the 10km along side our enthusiastic volunteers!

  • Projects Abroad is one of the sponsors of the new call for an International Court for the Environment
    November 24th, 2008
    Projects Abroad is one of the sponsors of the new call for an International Court for the Environment

    Projects Abroad is one of the sponsors of the new call for an International Court for the Environment. A campaign is being launched in London at 4 pm on Friday 28th November at a meeting to be held at the British Library. The initiative is being led – and the meeting chaired – by Stephen Hockman QC, former Chairman of the Bar Council.

  • Blanket Project Projects Abroad is supporting Natasha Osborne
    November 23rd, 2008
    Blanket Project Projects Abroad is supporting Natasha Osborne

    "Last year, I produced and directed a play in aid of a hospice 'Bethesda' in South Africa.", says Natasha Osborne (in the picture). "The sum raised by the production funded the substitution of iron cots with padded, wooden ones for AIDS infants. I began the Blanket Project as a response to this success, and I began acquiring promises from top-end Hotels in Central London for blankets, bedding and towels for the hospice."

  • Meet Projects Abroad Volunteers and Staff in Leeds this December
    November 22nd, 2008
    Meet Projects Abroad Volunteers and Staff in Leeds this December

    After a successful information evening in Edinburgh last month it is time for another and this time we are heading to the City of Leeds. This is your chance to come along and speak to ex-volunteers and our Projects Abroad staff members about volunteering opportunities abroad.

  • Human Rights Volunteer Gets Published
    November 21st, 2008
    Human Rights Volunteer Gets Published

    After much hard work commitment and dedication Janet McKnight a Human Rights volunteer in South Africa has had her article on xenophobia published in the Journal for Identity and Migrations Studies.

  • Calling All Geographers!!
    November 20th, 2008
    Calling All Geographers!!

    Projects Abroad has always welcomed lots of geographers onto programmes whether it is over the summer or on their gap year. Our Director Dr Peter Slowe worked in the Geography department of Chichester University before he started Projects Abroad.

  • Vulture volunteer in India
    November 17th, 2008
    Vulture volunteer in India

    Projects Abroad's first 'vulture volunteer' Lindsay Bevan recently discovered a last surviving population of whiteback vultures, in an isolated rural area of northern Tamil Nadu where all species of vultures were previousy thought to be extinct.

  • Meet Projects Abroad Volunteers and Staff in Edinburgh this November
    October 24th, 2008
    Meet Projects Abroad Volunteers and Staff in Edinburgh this November

    November sees the first Projects Abroad Information Evening being held in Scotland. This is your chance to come along and speak to ex-volunteers and our Projects Abroad staff members about volunteering opportunities abroad.

  • The Latest News from the South Africa Conservation Project
    September 30th, 2008
    The Latest News from the South Africa Conservation Project

    Gerrit, the Director of our Conservation Project updates us on all the news from South Africa and Botswana.

  • Romania Care Volunteers Organise Concert Fun
    September 22nd, 2008
    Romania Care Volunteers Organise Concert Fun

    Romania Care Volunteers Organise Concert Fun Care Supervisor, Daniela Christea tells us about a programme of shows and concerts arranged by the Care and Drama volunteers in Romania. 'Last year the volunteers from the foster homes in Tarlungeni started a new type of programme to help the children socialise: they organised shows, carnivals and puppet shows.

  • Volunteers go zip lining in Cordoba's Hills
    August 28th, 2008
    Volunteers go zip lining in Cordoba's Hills

    Our two week special volunteers who were in Argentina on a medical programme are now all back home recounting tales of their time in Cordoba. One of the highlights was the middle weekend when the intrepid group were taken up into the hills outside of Cordoba.

  • Clearing - have results changed your plans?
    August 8th, 2008
    Clearing - have results changed your plans?

    Not getting the grades you need for university can be extremely upsetting, especially when you thought you had your future career mapped out.

  • Projects Abroad's Football Academy Receives Support from Arsenal Star
    July 17th, 2008
    Projects Abroad's Football Academy Receives Support from Arsenal Star

    Emmanuel Eboué of Arsenal has recently thrown his support behind the latest Projects Abroad sport project.  Projects Abroad have set up a football academy to help develop the talents of a local community team based in Ghana.  The academy, which has 3 youth teams and 1 senior team, provides top quality coaching for over 80 players in the Cantonments area of Accra, the capital of Ghana.

  • Senegal Volunteer Sings at Jazz Festival
    July 9th, 2008
    Senegal Volunteer Sings at Jazz Festival

    The town of St Louis, Projects Abroad's base in Senegal is well known because of its international Jazz festival. People travel from all over the world to play, watch and appreciate the music in St Louis.

  • Jungle and Jaguars - Latest from Peru Conservation
    June 10th, 2008
    Jungle and Jaguars - Latest from Peru Conservation

    May has been a month of great excitement with the implementation of our first initiative at the Ese'eja community of Palma Real, a visit from an old friend of Taricaya, Mauricio Ugarte, the commencement of our first in depth botanical investigation and some breathtaking wildlife sightings around the reserve.

  • Deputy Director takes on 1000 Mile Cycle Challenge
    June 2nd, 2008
    Deputy Director takes on 1000 Mile Cycle Challenge

    Richard Clowes, Deputy Director of Projects Abroad is cycling 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for Addis Ababa Safe House in Ethiopia.

  • 20,000th Volunteer joins Projects Abroad
    May 29th, 2008
    20,000th Volunteer joins Projects Abroad

    Seventeen year old Manon Oliver from Esher is the 20,000th volunteer to join Projects Abroad. Manon and her brother, both from ACS Cobham International School have joined a two week medical project in India this summer.

  • Inca Project Supervisor Daniel O'Shea updates us on the latest news from the Inca Projects
    May 15th, 2008
    Inca Project Supervisor Daniel O'Shea updates us on the latest news from the Inca Projects

    Inca Trail - As always the volunteers on the Inca project have kept up their hard work on keeping the Inca Trail in Sicre (not far from Huyro) clear of vegetation. The volunteers have been working with machetes and pruning sheers to carry out this work. The work aims to protect artefacts which may be present on and around the Inca Trail.

  • Summer Spaces Still Available
    May 14th, 2008
    Summer Spaces Still Available

    Although our places are filling up for the summer we do still have some places available. Please give us a call or send us an email to check the availability of our summer placements.

  • New Sports Projects in Morocco
    April 17th, 2008
    New Sports Projects in Morocco

    After its emergence as a Projects Abroad destination last year, Morocco has been rapidly eWxpanding in terms of volunteer numbers and placements! As of this month, we're beginning sports projects in and around Rabat, which is our base in the country.

  • Holiday Teaching in Thailand - Update
    April 14th, 2008
    Holiday Teaching in Thailand - Update

    Thailand is the only one of our destinations to take their main school holidays during April and the start of May. This year we've been running two exciting holiday teaching programmes, one in Ao Nang and one in Chumphon.

  • Record Numbers Apply for 2-Week Specials
    April 11th, 2008
    Record Numbers Apply for 2-Week Specials

    The 2-Week Specials programmes were introduced by Projects Abroad four years ago in response to lots of interest from students who wanted a gap year taster experience either in a school holiday or in the summer before starting university.

  • Results of School Drawing Competition in Peru
    March 10th, 2008
    Results of School Drawing Competition in Peru

    Country Director, Tim DeWinter tells us about a recent drawing competition organised by Projects Abroad:

  • Race Update - Projects Abroad Sponsors Atlantic Boat Duo
    February 26th, 2008
    Race Update - Projects Abroad Sponsors Atlantic Boat Duo

    On 2nd December 2007 two Cornish gig rowers began the ultimate rowing challenge: to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Thailand Conservation Project supports International Year of the Reef 2008
    February 21st, 2008
    Thailand Conservation Project supports International Year of the Reef 2008

    The International Year of the Reef 2008 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability.

  • Projects Abroad have been requested to set up a programme in Sudan
    February 15th, 2008
    Projects Abroad have been requested to set up a programme in Sudan

    Projects Abroad has been asked to show that Sudan is safe for volunteering - following the Gillian Gibbons teddy bear incident.

  • Projects Abroad has established a programme in Pakistan in collaboration with James Caan
    February 8th, 2008
    Projects Abroad has established a programme in Pakistan in collaboration with James Caan

    Projects Abroad has established a programme in Pakistan in collaboration with James Caan, BBC "Dragon's Den" star and a leading member of the million-strong UK Pakistani community.

  • Hosts Ghana get off to a Flying Start in the African Nations
    January 30th, 2008
    Hosts Ghana get off to a Flying Start in the African Nations

    The African Cup of Nations began this month, with 16 teams battling it out in a 3 week footballing extravaganza. The eyes of the continent turned to Ghana - the host nation, and they did not disappoint.

  • Want to volunteer in China during the Olympic Games?
    January 24th, 2008
    Want to volunteer in China during the Olympic Games?

    From 8th - 24th August 2008 the biggest ever Olympics is being held in Beijing, China and you could be there!

  • New Destinations for Spring 2008 - Brazil, Jamaica and Togo
    January 17th, 2008
    New Destinations for Spring 2008 - Brazil, Jamaica and Togo

    Projects Abroad is launching three new destinations in 2008, Brazil, Jamaica and Togo.

  • Projects Abroad 2007 Sports Review
    January 7th, 2008
    Projects Abroad 2007 Sports Review

    2007 was a fantastic year for Projects Abroad in terms of the sporting achievements of our staff.

  • Peru Conservation Project Gains Official Animal Sanctuary Status
    January 4th, 2008
    Peru Conservation Project Gains Official Animal Sanctuary Status

    Conservation director, Stuart Timson gives us the latest news from the Taricaya Reserve.