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News from 2005


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December 12th, 2005
Journalism volunteers needed in Bolivia

Back in June a Projects Abroad teaching volunteer, Scott Liddle, began a small newspaper with his students from the Linguistics Department at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon while on placement in Cochabamba.

December 2nd, 2005
Sri Lanka volunteers assist in orphanage clear-up

Jo Walton, has been working as an Assistant Manager for Projects Abroad in Sri Lanka since September, here she tells us about a recent group volunteer 'clean-up' effort at one of the children's homes.

December 1st, 2005
Christmas Party with a Difference in China

Assistant country manager Jess Doyle reports back from the Projects Abroad - China, Christmas party.

November 22nd, 2005
Care & Community volunteers show the world to Mexican children

Volunteers and children at the 'Casa Juan Diaz' care home in Mexico have been working hard to complete a large-scale map of the world.

November 21st, 2005
Volunteers Attend Opening Ceremony of Fisherman's Shelter in India

Projects Abroad volunteers and staff were proud to attend the opening ceremony of the newly constructed fisherman's shelter in Keelamuttom on the South Coast of Tamil Nadu.

November 2nd, 2005
94 IT students complete Projects Abroad computer course in Sri Lanka

Projects Abroad are thrilled that last month nearly 100 children completed a three month-long computer training course at Mawala IT Centre.

October 20th, 2005
8000 Turtle Hatchlings Released at Mexico Conservation Camp

Joel Ibarra, who works as a member of staff for Projects Abroad on our Conservation Project in Mexico updates us on their work.

October 15th, 2005
Latest News from the Peruvian Jungle

The time has come again to bring you up to date with the latest goings on at Taricaya and as usual there is so much to report it is hard to know where to start.

October 14th, 2005
Ghana volunteer donates money for new orphanage roof

Projects Abroad - Ghana would like to say a massive thank you to Becka Jaroszevicz, who after volunteering on a Care & Community Project for three months in 2004...

September 14th, 2005
Volunteers work with Bolivian youth group

NACER ('No a conductas en riesgo' meaning 'No to unsafe behaviour'), is a youth group begun by Dr. Gino Badani...

August 26th, 2005
Projects Abroad sponsored Orphans attend diverse Summer School!

Projects Abroad are delighted to have supported ICTC this summer to bring a hugely successful summer course to the children of low-income families.

August 18th, 2005
Have results changed your plans?

Three volunteers from Germany have recently made a real difference to the surroundings of children who attend crèches in and around Vaalwater in South Africa.

August 17th, 2005
Latest news from our Peruvian jungle lodge

The month of July has flown by incredibly fast as both staff and volunteers alike have been busy.

August 7th, 2005
Welcome ceremony kicks off Ghana summer school

The Ghanaian schools may have broken up for the summer holidays, but there is still plenty of teaching for volunteers to get involved in.

August 4th, 2005
An update from our Tsunami project in India

We feel part of the village of Keelamuttom. We live with a family here...

August 3rd, 2005
Hokey Cokey's popularity transcends national boundaries!

Looking back at your time away on a project can be all the more memorable when it culminates in something which you help mould and create.

June 15th, 2005
Volunteers paint orphanage in Mexico

John Etheridge was the first volunteer working there from Projects Abroad and responsible for the painting project.

June 6th, 2005
Volunteers in Bolivia set up newspaper

Scott Liddle who is on his gap year in Cochabamba came up with the idea of the students putting together a newspaper to practice their English.

June 3rd, 2005
Town honours local girl's help in Thailand

Natasha Whiting joined Projects Abroad in Thailand to work in a refugee camp.

May 27th, 2005
Medical Outreach work in Cape Coast

Volunteers who have been working on the Ghana medical programme have started to work on an outreach programme going into the Orphanages where volunteers work in and around Cape Coast.

April 26th, 2005
Inca Project Volunteers in Peru take part in Church restoration and Inca excavations

The volunteers in Zurite, the base for our Inca Projects, are to be involved in two significant and exciting projects. The restoration of the beautiful 17th century church in the village square has recently started while an excavation of the original village site will begin in mid-May

April 25th, 2005
Volunteers back up words with fundraising action for Romanian Orphans

A couple of years ago some volunteers set off on their trip of a lifetime with a Projects Abroad placement. Little did they know that their trip was to have a profound affect on their own lives and the lives of the children they were working with.

April 6th, 2005
Bolivia medical volunteers receive a 'Gracias' from the Cochabamba community

The vaccination campaign was organised by the Head Doctor at the Centro de Salud Sarcobamba who passed a huge "Gracias" to Projects Abroad for providing her and her staff with 'caring and dedicated volunteers'.

March 22nd, 2005
Volunteers donate new classroom in Nepal

When they arrived at their placement at Snowland Ranag School in Kathmandu Niamh Creed, Nicole Von Kaenael and Tamara Wood were shocked that some of the children were being taught lessons in the dining area and even in the playground.

March 3rd, 2005
Sri Lanka turtle conservation continues after tsunami

In the wake of the tsunami no one knew how the teeming wildlife in the seas surrounding Sri Lanka would be affected.

February 27th, 2005
New Projects in Cambodia!

We are pleased to announce the introduction of new projects in the beautiful, south-east Asian country of Cambodia.

February 2nd, 2005
Care & Community in South Africa brings colour to crèches

Three volunteers from Germany have recently made a real difference to the surroundings of children who attend crèches in and around Vaalwater in South Africa.

January 5th, 2005
Volunteer's Neem Tree Trust grows

When Kathy Miller decided to travel to Southern India with Projects Abroad in 1999, little did she realise how much it would change her life. Five years on, Kathy's charity, The Neem Tree Trust has gone from strength to strength.

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