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A volunteer will live on just 80p per day December 2014

A volunteer will live on just 80p per day

A volunteer who has worked in some of the world’s poorest communities is spending just 80 pence a day on food — to raise money for Mattumaini, a project run by herself and three other volunteers from across the world.

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Modern toilets for Richmond Primary December 2014

Modern toilets for Richmond Primary

The international private voluntary organisation, Projects Abroad, recently handed over flush toilet facilities to Richmond Primary School. The modern sanitation system replaced age-old pit toilets, which are being gradually phased out at schools across Jamaica.

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Projects Abroad repaints part of Lautoka Hospital November 2014

Projects Abroad repaints part of Lautoka Hospital

Country Director Zarina Begum Reece said their volunteers who come from all corners of the globe are painting the waiting room of the Dental Clinic and the Children’s ward’s “Mother Room” with brightly colored arts and craft with the hope of spreading laughter and smiles to the children of the hospital.

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Projects Abroad hailed for volunteerism October 2014

Projects Abroad hailed for volunteerism

Ministry of Education director in Region 5 Dr Nadine Leachman has lauded the non-governmental organisation Projects Abroad Jamaica for what she described as "volunteerism at its highest level". Through the efforts of overseas volunteers wide-ranging community projects are done in Manchester, St Elizabeth and Montego Bay.

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Sophie’s shark infested sabbatical September 2014

Sophie’s shark infested sabbatical

Sophie Harrison, 29, a former pupil of Lytham St Anne’s Technology High, has taken a three-month sabbatical from her job at BAE Systems to make a difference. Sophie stumbled upon Projects Abroad’s shark conservation project in Fiji, and has never looked back since.

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Projects Abroad provides free health check-up July 2014

Projects Abroad provides free health check-up

One of Fiji’s prestigious and longest unbroken Festival, the Digicel Bula Festival in partnership with Projects Abroad Fiji conducted free health checks for the general public last Saturday, July 5. Projects Abroad Fiji’s Medical and Health consultant Mr Rosan Lal expressed his concerns about their findings after the health checks.

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Trip of a lifetime: Three teenage friends swap Sully for Sri Lanka July 2014

Trip of a lifetime: Three teenage friends swap Sully for Sri Lanka

Three South Wales teenagers have embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka on a mission to help teach children in an orphanage and school. Close friends Issy Broughton, Ffion Wood and Gabrielle Harding, all 16 and from Sully in the Vale of Glamorgan, are in Sri Lanka as volunteers with volunteer travel organisation Projects Abroad.

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Operation get ready July 2014

Operation get ready

With parched lands, water shortage and raging bush and house fires forming the basis of many news headlines these days, one could easily forget that the period of June to November is the hurricane season. Projects Abroad Jamaica, however, has not lost sight of that fact and is making sure that others also keep it in mind.

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Budding medic Elizaveta prepares for India placement July 2014

Budding medic Elizaveta prepares for India placement

A 17-year-old who hopes to pursue a career in medicine will set off this week for an eye-opening two-week work placement in India.Elizaveta Tamarova, of Orchard View, Onchan, has signed up with global volunteering organisation Projects Abroad to spend two weeks working in a hospital in New Delhi as well as on outreach programmes.

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Month in Nepal: Adventure is not just for the young July 2014

Month in Nepal: Adventure is not just for the young

Adventure is not the preserve of the young, writes great-grandmother Lorna Vinall, who pushed past her comfort zone to travel to Kathmandu as a volunteer with Projects Abroad - an organisation that facilitates volunteers who wish to help in countries all over the world and there is no age limit.

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Nutrition volunteers July 2014

Nutrition volunteers

Victoria Murphy from the UK and Lindsey Benster from the US are volunteering as Nutrition volunteers with Projects Abroad Fiji. They are based at Dratabu Village in Nadi and have already become famous icons promoting healthy eating and living standards.Victoria Murphy from the UK and Lindsey Benster from the US are volunteering as Nutrition volunteers with Projects Abroad Fiji. They are based at Dratabu Village in Nadi and have already become famous icons promoting healthy eating and living standards.

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Projects Abroad Supports Villagers Health June 2014

Projects Abroad Supports Villagers Health

International volunteer organisation Projects Abroad Fiji staff and volunteers visited Dratabu village to dig and plant a total of 11 gardens for village residents, as part of their Project day for June. Projects Abroad Medical & Health Consultant, Mr Rosan Lal believes this project is a need for the local villagers.

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Messy beaches an eye-opener for overseas volunteers May 2014

Messy beaches an eye-opener for overseas volunteers

Since it's universally acclaimed as 'paradise' it may come as a surprise to visitors that some of Jamaica's beaches aren't as clean as they should be.In fact, garbage is an infected subject for many who make a living on Jamaica's beaches.

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'Life-changing' experience for health students on India visit May 2014

'Life-changing' experience for health students on India visit

Watching a mum reject her newborn baby for being a girl and seeing cleft palate surgery were among the "life-changing" experiences for students on a trip to India. Twelve teenagers from New College Nottingham spent two weeks in Madurai, in the south of the country.

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Volunteer’s Fijian mission to help save the sharks April 2014

Volunteer’s Fijian mission to help save the sharks

A young marine biologist leaves for the Pacific today (Wednesday, April 30) to work with a shark conservation project. Mark McMillan, 23, is exchanging his home on Berry Drive, Great Sutton for four weeks to swim with sharks in Fiji. He has volunteered with global volunteering organisation, Projects Abroad.

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Recycling success April 2014

Recycling success

Projects Abroad Shark Conservation Project has now started a plastic bottle recycling project with a local village as a part of our newly established mangrove reforestation project. Less than two months after presenting the idea in Galoa Village, we have collected more than 30,000 plastic bottles from the village. An amazing start!

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Project abroad Jamaica shines spotlight on Belle Haven HIV/AIDS facility March 2014

Project abroad Jamaica shines spotlight on Belle Haven HIV/AIDS facility

Mandeville-based volunteer-placement organisation, Projects Abroad Jamaica, will be shining the spotlight on the Belle Haven Centre during its information week from March 30 to April 4, 2014. The Belle Haven Centre is a $100-million facility being built by the organisation to house children and women with HIV/AIDS from the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon and St Elizabeth.

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Michel Helps the Vakatatalo Group at Dratabu Village March 2014

Michel Helps the Vakatatalo Group at Dratabu Village

Projects Abroad Fiji Volunteer Michel Mooring donated $1,500 worth of materials to the Vakatatalo (Playhouse) Group at Dratabu Village. The Vakatatalo Group is an initiative set-up by the women's club of Dratabu village to cater for children who are 4 years and under. Present at the blessing ceremony were 12 children who attend the Vakatatalo Group.

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Keep it clean March 2014

Keep it clean

A Shark conservation project by Nadi-based Projects Abroad Fiji includes an awareness campaign in coastal villages on Viti Levu. The group, which introduced a holiday shark education workshop for children in Nadi, has now expanded to other regions.

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Torquay teenager's off to Africa for building project February 2014

Torquay teenager's off to Africa for building project

A teenager from Torquay is preparing to head to Africa to do some voluntary work. Jonathan Ryley, 18, is off to Ghana to work on a building project for four weeks with volunteering organisation Projects Abroad.
He said, "This is a big challenge for me personally. I really hope my trip is a big success."

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Community Day at Navakai Hart February 2014

Community Day at Navakai Hart

Projects Abroad Fiji volunteers were thrilled to visit the Navakai Hart in Nadi as part of their Community day. A total of 20 families are living in the Hart paying low rent for their residence. The families comprise of elderly people, single parents and children. While some do have jobs, the rest resort to making handicrafts and selling root crops to sustain themselves.

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Teen taking volunteer work in Ghana school February 2014

Teen taking volunteer work in Ghana school

A teenager is jetting off to Ghana to undertake volunteer work in a school. Ruby Wilson, 18, a former Bridgwater College student, is hoping her trip will give her valuable experience in her chosen career of health and childcare.

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Former Herefordshire teacher Andrew Bruton helps people in Peru January 2014

Former Herefordshire teacher Andrew Bruton helps people in Peru

A former county teacher has taken his skills abroad to help improve the lives of others in Peru. Andrew Bruton first visited Peru in 2001 as a volunteer himself where he met his wife Tatiana. The couple settled in Herefordshire before returning back to Peru in 2009 with daughter Maya.

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Children learn about sharks January 2014

Children learn about sharks

Children from Saunaka Village in Nadi put their spare time to good use by learning more about shark conservation. Organised by Projects Abroad Fiji, the schoolchildren were part of a holiday school workshop headed by volunteers from Australia.

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Volunteer Falls in Love with Animal Care Project in Fiji January 2014

Volunteer Falls in Love with Animal Care Project in Fiji

Lisa Schropper (20) came all the way from Austria to volunteer at an Animal Clinic in Nadi with Projects Abroad. She hopes to further her studies after she completes her volunteer work at the West Charity Animal Care.

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Jetting off to help Ghanian families January 2014

Jetting off to help Ghanian families

A Kingston teenager is soon jetting off to Ghana to volunteer on a building project for four weeks. Adam Athas of Coombe Park, will help construct and renovate structures while living with a host family. The project aims to improve the quality of houses and schools in the Akuapem Hills.

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