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News from 2009, 29 entries


  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport meets Projects Abroad staff
    December 23rd, 2009
    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport meets Projects Abroad staff

    Projects Abroad Director, Dr Peter Slowe, hosted a dinner at the Reform Club on 18th December for the Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Projects Abroad hold football tournament in Ghana
    December 10th, 2009
    Projects Abroad hold football tournament in Ghana

    The annual George and Rita Briton Cup tournament, organised each year by Projects Abroad, took place on December 4 and 5, 2009 at the Prisons Park in Accra. Tom Davies, Country Director of Projects Abroad Ghana explained that the event forms part of his outfit's social responsibility to develop local talent.

  • 2010 World Cup Draw - African Style
    December 4th, 2009
    2010 World Cup Draw - African Style

    Today the mother city of South Africa, Cape Town will host the draw for the 2010 World Cup. This promises to be a vibrant traditional African affair welcoming the competition to the continent for the first time in history.

  • Projects Abroad donates paints to Shelter for Abused Children in Ghana
    December 3rd, 2009
    Projects Abroad donates paints to Shelter for Abused Children in Ghana

    Volunteers from the Human Rights project have been working with the Shelter for Abused Children in Ghana and the Department of Social Welfare for some time now. The shelter is located at Osu Ako-Adjei in Accra, just five minutes walk from the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office.

  • Projects Abroad Pro – new website online now
    November 24th, 2009
    Projects Abroad Pro – new website online now

    Seventeen years after we founded Projects Abroad, we have started Projects Abroad Pro. We are bringing all our experience and expertise, and all our contacts and influence, to ensure that volunteers with recognised skills and qualifications can contribute meaningfully in a wide variety of placements all over the developing world.

  • Care volunteers needed in Bolivia from January to March 2010!
    October 13th, 2009
    Care volunteers needed in Bolivia from January to March 2010!

    Ciudadela SEDEGES is a state run orphanage that we have been working with since 2002 (previously known as Alejandro Magno). The state only provides funding for the salaries of most care workers for 10 months; March through to December.

  • Volunteers help Cantonments clean up their act
    September 25th, 2009
    Volunteers help Cantonments clean up their act

    Volunteers, staff and players gathered bright and early one morning last week by the side of the pitch at Cantonments Football Club in Accra, Ghana. The task for the day was not about winning matches, but rather coming together to help the local community.

  • Exciting opportunities at Ho Leprosy village, Ghana
    September 24th, 2009
    Exciting opportunities at Ho Leprosy village, Ghana

    By Ian Birbeck – Recruitment Director
    Before visiting our volunteers in Ho I had been in touch with Ailsa Murray who was a medical volunteer working in Ho. Ailsa has been a regular volunteer with Projects Abroad, previously working in Sri Lanka and Moldova.

  • Calling All Geographers!!
    September 17th, 2009
    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.

  • Sussex Students Promote Sports at Indian Orphanage
    September 4th, 2009
    Sussex Students Promote Sports at Indian Orphanage

    Earlier this summer a group of students from Ardingly College set off to India for something a little different from your average summer holiday. The group was made up of ten year 12 students, all of whom had an interest in travel and a real enthusiasm for volunteer work.

  • Information Evenings in the Autumn
    August 12th, 2009
    Information Evenings in the Autumn

    On Monday 3rd August, Projects Abroad held an information evening for people considering the possibility of volunteering with Projects Abroad overseas. The evening was held at BHASVIC College and attended by around 40 people.

  • Ghana's Assistant Manager meets the US President
    August 6th, 2009
    Ghana's Assistant Manager meets the US President

    The greatly anticipated visit of U.S. president, Barack Obama and his family to Ghana on 10th and 11th July was met by much excitement as this was to be the current president's first visit to Africa while in office.

  • Busy times at the Taricaya Lodge
    July 8th, 2009
    Busy times at the Taricaya Lodge

    Things have been very busy at the Taricaya Lodge these past few months and the team out there doesn't stand still for long!

  • Jamaican Government Recognises the Work of Projects Abroad
    June 10th, 2009
    Jamaican Government Recognises the Work of Projects Abroad

    The work of Projects Abroad in Jamaica has been explained in an article published on the Jamaican Information Services Governmental website.

  • Projects Abroad Volunteers Make Big Difference in Indian Clinic
    June 2nd, 2009
    Projects Abroad Volunteers Make Big Difference in Indian Clinic

    Projects Abroad volunteers are now making a big difference at a village health clinic in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

  • Volunteer Promotes Health and Safety in Ghanaian Schools
    May 14th, 2009
    Volunteer Promotes Health and Safety in Ghanaian Schools

    UK staff members Harry Kent and Andrew Fryer attended the British Safety Council health and safety course in London in February. On the day they met with Madeleine Wright who was due to jet off to Ghana on a Care placement with Projects Abroad at the end of the month.

  • Costa Rica Conservation Update
    May 13th, 2009
    Costa Rica Conservation Update

    Conservation Coordinator, Richard Munday updates us on all the news from March and April at Barra Honda National Park.

  • OBITUARY - C. N. Rajendran, Director for India
    April 17th, 2009
    OBITUARY - C. N. Rajendran, Director for India

    Born 9th June 1950 – died 12th April 2009. To carry wisdom and success lightly is a gift. Rajendran was a wise man and also the most fun of any companion.

  • Here Comes the Summer!
    April 15th, 2009
    Here Comes the Summer!

    How about doing something worthwhile over the holidays? Our wide range of 2-Week Specials programmes are the perfect opportunity to experience a gap year taster either during a school holiday or in the summer before starting university.

  • Projects Abroad Community Centre Opens in Sri Lanka
    April 7th, 2009
    Projects Abroad Community Centre Opens in Sri Lanka

    Our Sri Lanka team are proud to announce the opening of Modaravila Community Centre located in Panadura.

  • New Community Building Project in South Africa
    April 2nd, 2009
    New Community Building Project in South Africa

    Reasonably fit? Physically active? Love the outdoors? If the answer's yes this could be the perfect project for you. Projects Abroad are offering a new community building project working in the township of Mfuleni in South Africa.

  • Projects Abroad Jamaica is one year old!
    April 1st, 2009
    Projects Abroad Jamaica is one year old!

    Projects Abroad Jamaica officially celebrates its one year anniversary on April 1. Country Director, Bridgette Barrett tells us how it all got started.

  • Latest news from the Costa Rica Conservation Project
    March 27th, 2009
    Latest news from the Costa Rica Conservation Project

    As this is my first article since arriving in Costa Rica in November 2008 I thought a brief explanation would be necessary, not just about myself but about the park that Projects Abroad is working in.

  • Projects Abroad enter the Twitter age
    March 24th, 2009
    Projects Abroad enter the Twitter age

    You can now follow Projects Abroad on Twitter at http://twitter.com/projectsabroad.

  • Information Evenings in Brighton & Galway
    March 13th, 2009
    Information Evenings in Brighton & Galway

    Projects Abroad are holding two Information Evenings this month, one is being held in Brighton and the other will be our very first Irish event in Galway.

  • Top Ten in 2008
    January 30th, 2009
    Top Ten in 2008

    After another successful volunteering year it is time to look back to see which of our destinations were most popular in 2008.

  • Projects Abroad looks likely to produce the next Leona Lewis
    January 12th, 2009
    Projects Abroad looks likely to produce the next Leona Lewis

    We are starting to work with Leona Lewis's voice coach Janet Edwards. Since Leona came to prominence, a key to her success has been the work that Janet has done to develop her vocal skills.

  • Get Connected - Join a Geo-Blogging Course
    January 6th, 2009
    Get Connected - Join a Geo-Blogging Course

    The Royal Geographical Society with IBG will be running two half day courses on Geo-Blogging at the end of January with the aim of equipping students/people planning expeditions/Gap Years with the means of communicating them effectively to the masses.

  • Volunteer in Ghana Stars in Nollywood Movie
    January 5th, 2009
    Volunteer in Ghana Stars in Nollywood Movie

    Louis Berger-Mole a sports volunteer in Ghana recently found himself a lead part in a Nigerian movie. Louis was on his normal walk to work in Teshie Nungua when he was spotted by the film's director. He was then asked if he could attend an audition where he was instantly given the job despite having no acting experience.