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News from 2012, 22 entries


  • Win £500 Towards your Elective
    December 20th, 2012
    Win £500 Towards your Elective

    If you are thinking about completing your elective overseas but are unsure how to raise the funds, then we may have just the solution. By taking part in the Royal Society of Medicine’s Global Health Young Leaders Award you could win a grant of up to £500 to put towards a medical elective or overseas project.

  • Volunteers Step Up to Support January Tanzania Maasai Water & Sanitation Project
    December 17th, 2012
    Volunteers Step Up to Support January Tanzania Maasai Water & Sanitation Project

    Projects Abroad is excited to begin work on a special Water & Sanitation project in Tanzania and has found the volunteers to do the work. Following the success of several Water & Sanitation Projects worldwide, Projects Abroad and partner BridgIT Water are returning to Tanzania in January 2013 to continue with their life changing work. The six volunteers needed to make the project a reality quickly came forward after the project was announced this autumn.

  • Drama Mini Project in Romania Brings Volunteers Together
    December 7th, 2012
    Drama Mini Project in Romania Brings Volunteers Together

    At the end of November all Projects Abroad volunteers in Romania were involved in the Drama Mini Project in Brasov. The project was directed by American volunteer Victoria Waldthausen, who adapted the classic story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for everyone to perform.

  • Volunteers Work with the Street Children of Senegal
    November 28th, 2012
    Volunteers Work with the Street Children of Senegal

    Over the past month Projects Abroad volunteers have been very busy helping improve the quality of life of the Talibés in Senegal. Projects Abroad volunteers work with several Talibé centres throughout the year and we fund a variety of programmes, from free breakfast schemes to Micro-finance loan projects for older Talibé students.

  • Putting the Fun into Fundraising!
    November 22nd, 2012
    Putting the Fun into Fundraising!

    A group of students and teachers from Grangemouth High School are joining Projects Abroad to volunteer in Ghana next summer. Since their application forms arrived at Projects Abroad they haven’t stopped fundraising for their trip. They have used many ingenious and innovative ways of raising the money to go away.

  • Join a Medical Elective with Projects Abroad
    October 5th, 2012
    Join a Medical Elective with Projects Abroad

    Projects Abroad offers a wide variety of tailor-made elective placements overseas in developing countries. These have been designed specifically to meet the elective requirements and specific specialities of students training to be doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

  • Cambodia Conservation Volunteers Needed for 2-Week December Project
    September 25th, 2012
    Cambodia Conservation Volunteers Needed for 2-Week December Project

    Conservation volunteers in Cambodia join us throughout the year and often stay for many months, however, staff on the Conservation project are keen to get some extra help to complete a children’s playground on the island before the end of this year. We are therefore also offering a special 2-week long project from the 9th – 22nd December 2012.

  • Volunteers needed for Building Project in Tanzania!
    April 4th, 2012
    Volunteers needed for Building Project in Tanzania!

    Projects Abroad volunteers in Tanzania have had a busy year! They are coming to the end of a building project in a school in Engikarat, near Kilimanjaro, and in the next month we hope to see its grand opening… Following on from this success we now have even more ambitious plans to build a primary school in the Maasai village of Meserani, south of Arusha.

  • Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Ghana
    April 2nd, 2012
    Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Ghana

    Projects Abroad has launched Ghana’s first ever campaign in Kete Krachi, in order to raise awareness about the brutal reality of Child Trafficking. It is estimated that 26,000 children are trafficked in Ghana each year, most of which are held in the fishing industry as modern day slaves. Trafficking is characterised by the movement of children from one area to another, and often sees children as young as 3 years old subjected to conditions of forced labour.

  • More Volunteers Needed for Cambodia Conservation Project in April!
    March 27th, 2012
    More Volunteers Needed for Cambodia Conservation Project in April!

    Staff at our pioneering Conservation project in Cambodia are keen to have the help of more volunteers this April. We’ve had a record breaking start to 2012, with 40 volunteers joining the project between January and March; however, we need to keep the momentum and consistency going!

  • Ghana Volunteer Takes on Round the World Yacht Race
    March 16th, 2012
    Ghana Volunteer Takes on Round the World Yacht Race

    Following on from a 3 month placement in Ghana, Harriet Walker has been inspired to take on a new challenge, a round the world yacht race! Here she tells us more: ‘This time last year I had just arrived in Cape Coast, Ghana and given half the chance I would get on a flight back over there tomorrow! It was my three month trip of a lifetime that inspired me to take on my next big adventure – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

  • Senegal Care Volunteer Donates Bookshelves
    March 15th, 2012
    Senegal Care Volunteer Donates Bookshelves

    Projects Abroad volunteer, Virginie Thouvenin, from France, has made an unusual and inventive donation to her care placement in Senegal. Noticing the need for a more organised way of storing the children’s books, she sought out a carpenter in order to install four bookshelves.

  • Costa Rica Conservation - Scarlet Macaw Update
    March 8th, 2012
    Costa Rica Conservation - Scarlet Macaw Update

    Conservation Manager, Richard Munday updates us on the exciting Scarlet Macaw project, which forms part of our Conservation Project in Costa Rica: ‘As each month passes we are gradually increasing the rhythm of the Macaw project so that eventually, when we reach April/May we are there 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

  • Projects Abroad’s Grass-Roots Journalism Project, Voices of the World is Growing
    March 2nd, 2012
    Projects Abroad’s Grass-Roots Journalism Project, Voices of the World is Growing

    Our international, community-focused journalism project, Voices of the World is gaining momentum. We have now established Voices of the World clubs in India, Romania, South Africa and Senegal, thus giving the chance to local young people to attend free workshops on journalism and publish their articles in our online publication – www.voices-of-the-world.org.

  • A Recipe for Care Volunteers!
    February 27th, 2012
    A Recipe for Care Volunteers!

    Volunteering on a Care project requires lots of enthusiasm, energy and, of course, ideas! Why not dust off the memories of your old childhood games, and share these with the children on your project? Former care volunteer in Argentina, Line Christensen, did just this and revealed her simple but brilliant idea of making play dough!

  • New Care and Teaching Projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia
    February 21st, 2012
    New Care and Teaching Projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Due to the success of our placements in Phnom Penh we have now expanded to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a large town about 5 hours' drive from Phnom Penh and is famous for being the closest town to the incredible temple complexes of Angkor Wat.

  • Our First Volunteers Arrive in Kenya
    February 16th, 2012
    Our First Volunteers Arrive in Kenya

    The Projects Abroad team in Kenya are thrilled to have welcomed their first volunteers onto our Care project - Takuya Yamanaka from Japan and Victoria Strømsodd from Norway! Our Kenya Country Director, Karanja BK, has expressed great excitement about the future of our projects in Nakuru.

  • Tanzania Volunteer sets up Charity
    February 15th, 2012
    Tanzania Volunteer sets up Charity

    Volunteers often return from their projects overseas inspired to do more. Many stay in touch with their placements and host families, some raise money to make donations of books or toys and some volunteers even start planning their return trip.

  • Take our Volunteer Motivations Survey!
    February 9th, 2012
    Take our Volunteer Motivations Survey!

    Projects Abroad is currently carrying out a survey in conjunction with Massey University in New Zealand in order to find out the motivations of our volunteers. Whether you are on a gap year, at university, on a career break, or even a retiree, we would like to know what made you decide to volunteer!

  • Win a Grant of £700 Towards an Elective Placement with Projects Abroad
    January 27th, 2012
    Win a Grant of £700 Towards an Elective Placement with Projects Abroad

    The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is giving a £700 grant to two volunteers taking an elective placement in the near future. The Royal Society of Medicine gives a series of grants throughout the year and they are now looking to award grants to two elective students to tie in with their campaign on Global Health.

  • Get your free Fundraising Guide
    January 12th, 2012
    Get your free Fundraising Guide

    Booked your project? Thinking about fundraising? Your journey with Projects Abroad is on the horizon, you are just wondering how to get there... Do not be overwhelmed by the money you need to raise! This is the first challenge that you will encounter as a volunteer, and raising money is a great way to utilise your creative skills.

  • Romania Drama and Dance Volunteers Host Charity Show
    January 6th, 2012
    Romania Drama and Dance Volunteers Host Charity Show

    Alexandra Ichim, Projects Manager in Romania tells us about a recent charity show that the Projects Abroad Romania staff team and volunteers from a variety of projects, helped to arrange.