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News from 2016

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September 13th, 2016
Volunteers get the ball rolling with ‘Football Pitch Readings’ in Ghana

Our volunteers in Ghana have been incredibly supportive of ‘Football Pitch Reading’, a new community-based project implemented in the Cape Coast region at the beginning of June. Through this initiative, volunteers teach the local children how to read at their weekly football practices.

September 13th, 2016
Projects Abroad names Greg Thomson as the new CEO

Projects Abroad would like to announce that Greg Thomson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and assumed his role on 15 August 2016. Greg has succeeded Dr Peter Slowe, the company’s founder, who will remain in the company as the Executive Chair.

September 13th, 2016
Peru Archaeology Project begins work on new excavation site

Volunteers on the Archaeology Project in Peru have recently begun excavation work at a new site in Cusco. Inkylltambo, a sector of the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, is into its third year of excavations, and Projects Abroad volunteers have been invited to take part on the dig. Volunteers began digging in mid-July after being granted a plot of land for excavation through an agreement with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, and excavations are expected to continue through October.

September 13th, 2016
Taricaya reinforces its status as a global biodiversity hotspot

With over a million study hours on platforms, trails, playbacks and mist nets, Taricaya Ecological Reserve in Peru has officially identified 478 species of bird in the reserve, with the final four species being added to their list in the last three weeks of July 2016.

August 22nd, 2016
Projects Abroad launches International Development project in Togo

During July, Projects Abroad established a new International Development project in Togo. The aim of this project is to help combat social and economic issues hampering the country’s development, particularly in the field of human rights, political governance and public health. 

August 9th, 2016
Projects Abroad Physiotherapy volunteer presents at the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in Manila

Victor Lee, a Projects Abroad Physiotherapy volunteer, presented at the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in the Philippines on the establishment of a community-based Rehab and Disability Centre, the first of its kind in the northern part of Cebu island.

July 20th, 2016
Cambodia’s “ghost nets” in the spotlight at Conservation Asia conference

Sea Sorn, Base Manager and Field Coordinator at Projects Abroad’s Cambodia Diving & Marine Conservation project recently presented a talk at the Conservation Asia conference about 'ghost nets', discarded fishing nets that present a major threat to marine life. 

June 29th, 2016
Projects Abroad Argentina opens new Canine Therapy project

Projects Abroad Argentina is set to welcome its first volunteers at the new Canine Therapy Project in Córdoba, this July. Fundación Jingles (The Jingles Foundation) is a privately run therapy centre, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of its clients with the assistance of the 32 therapy dogs that live at the centre. 

June 22nd, 2016
Volunteer donates clothes to over 100 talibé children in Senegal

A Projects Abroad volunteer from Belgium recently raised money towards a clothing donation for over one hundred talibé children in Saint Louis, Senegal.

June 8th, 2016
Projects Abroad partners with two organisations to aid refugees and migrants in Italy

Projects Abroad is launching a Refugee Project in Italy to assist refugees and migrants as they reach the Italian coast after what has undoubtedly been a long and arduous journey from their home country. 

June 8th, 2016
Nepal Disaster Relief project continues to make strong impact one year later

It's been one year since volunteers on our Disaster Relief project in Nepal began rebuilding schools in the Kathmandu valley. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have built over 60 classrooms, enabling 1500 children to return to school. 

June 7th, 2016
Providing safe drinking water to schoolchildren in Madagascar

Care volunteers in Andasibe, Madagascar helped to provide a local school with clean drinking water. The volunteers built brick and cement stoves on the premises, which will be used to boil water for the next day. The tap water in the area is often unsafe to drink, and the students run the risk of suffering stomach aches and digestive problems. 

May 25th, 2016
Human Rights volunteers in Argentina help homeless couple obtain disability benefits

Projects Abroad Human Rights volunteers in Córdoba help homeless couple to receive disability pension from Argentine government

May 17th, 2016
Free English classes give schoolchildren in Heredia a leg up

Volunteers give local schoolchildren an opportunity to interact with native English speakers while gaining valuable hands-on experience leading classes and communicating across linguistic and cultural barriers. 

May 6th, 2016
Projects Abroad Care volunteer Alice Bowman wins Young Scot Award

Alice Bowman, a former Projects Abroad volunteer, won the Volunteering category at the Young Scot Awards, which took place in Edinburgh on 27 April 2016. 

April 22nd, 2016
Projects Abroad celebrates World Book Day 2016 around the world

To mark World Book Day this year, Projects Abroad will be holding events in nine destinations to promote literacy and highlight the importance of reading and writing for children. 

April 20th, 2016
Projects Abroad in Kenya begins new partnership with Soysambu Conservancy

As of April 2016, our African Savannah Conservation project in Kenya has been transferred from the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy to the Soysambu Conservancy.

March 16th, 2016
Promoting a healthier lifestyle in Cape Town’s underprivileged areas

Julie McDonald, who recently completed an MA in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney, was one of the first volunteers at the project. 

February 15th, 2016
Projects Abroad Volunteers Break Ground on Sixth Disaster Relief Project

Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers started building work on their sixth school building in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. 

February 8th, 2016
Volunteers join conservationists across Central America in annual bat survey

Projects Abroad Conservation staff and volunteers take part in the annual Meso-American Bat Survey held across Central America, including Barra Honda National Park.

January 25th, 2016
Projects Abroad donates 250 books to two public schools in Ethiopia

Students attending Yelebe Fana and Berhane Zare, two schools in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will start 2016 with access to 250 new books, thanks to a donation by Projects Abroad volunteers and staff in November 2015.

January 18th, 2016
13 mistreated animals rescued from informal zoo in Peru

During the early hours of 8 December 2015, the Projects Abroad Conservation team, along with government officials, police and Animal Defenders International (ADI), raided an informal zoo in Sandia, a mountainous region of Peru, and successfully rescued 13 animals from atrocious conditions.

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