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News from 2013, 14 entries


  • Conservation Work in Peru Recognised at Primate Conference
    November 28th, 2013
    Conservation Work in Peru Recognised at Primate Conference

    Projects Abroad’s Conservation Project in Peru recently received recognition for the work they have been doing at our base, the Taricaya Research Centre. The conservation project’s animal rescue centre has been recognised by the Peruvian government as the best and most effective of its kind in the country.

  • Projects Abroad Launches Global Shark Campaign
    November 14th, 2013
    Projects Abroad Launches Global Shark Campaign

    Launched in 18 countries across four continents this month, the Projects Abroad Global Shark Campaign comprises a worldwide awareness and action movement centred on the plight of sharks. The campaign aims to spread the word about the threats to and misconceptions about sharks to as many people as possible across the globe.

  • Discovery at the Inca Project in Peru
    November 8th, 2013
    Discovery at the Inca Project in Peru

    The great Inca road, Qhapaq Ñan in the Amaybamba Valley, is once again beginning to reclaim its status. Through field research, Projects Abroad volunteers and archaeologists have been able to identify and record that it once served as an important main route along the Inca trail.

  • Care volunteers in Senegal expand their classes
    October 7th, 2013
    Care volunteers in Senegal expand their classes

    Care volunteers in Senegal often work with Talibes at the ASF Talibe Centre. Up until very recently, volunteers in Senegal only taught male children; this is no longer the case as more and more young girls are coming to the centre to attend classes. 

  • New spider monkey baby in Taricaya
    October 2nd, 2013
    New spider monkey baby in Taricaya

    Projects Abroad has a Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru on a reserve called Taricaya. This project focuses on the animals of the forest and the environment. Recently they witnessed the group of spider monkeys they released 18 months ago interact with the newcomers. 

  • PAHRO’s Fadama Legal Assistance Programme progresses in Ghana
    September 13th, 2013
    PAHRO’s Fadama Legal Assistance Programme progresses in Ghana

    Projects Abroad Human Rights Office (PAHRO) makes significant progress with the Fadama Legal Assistance Programme (FLAP) in the slum community in Old Fadama in Accra. The Human Rights team of volunteers and staff have been creating awareness and empowering the community to know about their basic human rights.

  • Danish Mother and Daughter volunteer together at the Care Project in Kenya
    July 25th, 2013
    Danish Mother and Daughter volunteer together at the Care Project in Kenya

    Lotte Pedersen, a day-care manager in her home town of Skive in Denmark, travelled to Kenya with her 6-year-old daughter Olivia to volunteer at the Care project. Both Lotte and her daughter Olivia were placed at Hope Children’s Ministry, where the family’s presence has been a great addition to the centre.

  • English Club in Chitwan – A Fun Approach to Learning!
    July 25th, 2013
    English Club in Chitwan – A Fun Approach to Learning!

    Care volunteers provide an English club for girls at a children's home in Nepal. The main aim of the club is to improve the children's reading, but at the same time the children have found the club to be enjoyable and seem more inspired to read their favourite story books. 

  • Volunteers in Vietnam Throw Birthday Party at Care Placement
    July 1st, 2013
    Volunteers in Vietnam Throw Birthday Party at Care Placement

    Projects Abroad volunteers often use their own initiative and go outside their expected duties to make a difference at their placements. An example of this dedication was recently shown by Care volunteers in Vietnam.

  • First Aid Course for Teachers in Togo
    June 28th, 2013
    First Aid Course for Teachers in Togo

    Teaching volunteer Sophie Greiner recently organised a first aid course for the teachers at her placement. Sophie, from Munich, Germany, was placed at l’École Newton in Lomé, Togo’s capital city. Thanks to Sophie, the teachers are now equipped to deal with minor medical challenges, which could save a person’s life!

  • The Cochabanner - Journalism Project in Bolivia
    June 5th, 2013
    The Cochabanner - Journalism Project in Bolivia

    In 2005, Projects Abroad teaching volunteer Scott Liddle began a small publication with a group of students from Cochabamba’s Universidad Mayor de San Simón. As Scott’s time in Bolivia was drawing to a close, he approached the Projects Abroad office to present the idea of The Cochabanner as a full time journalism project.

  • Volunteer in Projects Abroad’s Newest Destination
    February 28th, 2013
    Volunteer in Projects Abroad’s Newest Destination

    The Philippines is the latest addition to the family of Projects Abroad destinations. Volunteer projects will begin in April 2013 and are perfect for anyone wanting a unique Asian experience whilst doing something worthwhile in a developing country.

  • Ghana Volunteers Launch Water Sachet Recycling Project
    February 22nd, 2013
    Ghana Volunteers Launch Water Sachet Recycling Project

    One of the most frequent things new volunteers are surprised by in Ghana is that water is commonly sold in plastic bag sachets instead of bottles. Each sachet costs roughly 5 pence, however, the cost to the environment is far greater. Since December 2012, Projects Abroad Ghana and its volunteers have recognised this, and are now working together with the patients of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to do something proactive about it.

  • Projects Abroad Wins Special Commendation in Thailand Conservation Awards
    January 21st, 2013
    Projects Abroad Wins Special Commendation in Thailand Conservation Awards

    Projects Abroad are excited to announce that our Diving & Marine Conservation project in Thailand has been awarded a special commendation in Wanderlust Magazine's Thailand Green Excellence Awards 2012!