News from 2017
The Projects Abroad annual Teacher Training Project in Peru has become increasingly popular, drawing more than 700 local teachers in 2017.
The Projects Abroad Fiji Shark Conservation Project recently celebrated its third successful year of operation. Through the efforts of volunteers, leading scientists and local staff, the project has contributed to the conservation of sharks, restoration of mangrove forests and educational campaigns in the South Pacific Region.
FM4 Paso Libre, a Projects Abroad International Development partner in Mexico, constructed and opened new dormitories at their migrant shelter in Guadalajara. Volunteers assisted with cleaning the dormitories in preparation for their opening.
News from 2016
Ashtan Davis, a familiar face at the Projects Abroad Surfing Project in South Africa, has made surfing history as one of the first people to take part in the country’s first Adaptive Surfing Championships, and being selected for the 2016 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Champs.
Projects Abroad volunteers and staff have completed construction on a new house for local teachers in a rural village in the Ngorongoro, Tanzania.
Projects Abroad has launched a new initiative in Ghana, ‘Soccer Pitch Reading’, to help teach children to read and continue developing their reading ability in a fun and interactive environment.
Projects Abroad staff and volunteers at the Archaeology Project in Peru have begun excavation work at a new site at the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco, through an agreement with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
Projects Abroad would like to announce that Greg Thomson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer. Greg assumed his role in August 2016 and has succeeded Dr Peter Slowe, the founder of Projects Abroad, who will remain in the company as the Executive Chair.
This summer, Projects Abroad established a new International Development Project in Lomé, Togo. Here, interns will work towards resolving the social and economic issues hampering the country’s development, especially in the field of human rights, political governance, and public health.
Projects Abroad Physical Therapy intern Victor Lee presented at the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in Philippines from July 17th to 23rd 2016. He discussed the establishment of a community-based Rehab and Disability Center, the first of its kind in the northern part of Cebu island.
Recently, Projects Abroad staff member Sea Sorn gave a presentation at the Conservation Asia conference held earlier this month. He discussed the subject of “ghost nets”, an important conservation issue in Cambodia.
This summer, Projects Abroad will welcome its first volunteers at the new Canine Therapy Project in Córdoba, where we are partnered with Fundación Jingles (The Jingles Foundation). The Jingles Foundation is a privately run therapy center, aimed at improving the health and well-being of its clients with the assistance of the 32 therapy dogs that live at the center.
Fien Ackerman, a Projects Abroad volunteer from Belgium, raised money before starting her Care Project so that she could donate new clothing to more than one hundred talibé children in St Louis, Senegal.
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