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News from 2006


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December 30th, 2006
Peru Conservation - Latest news from the Amazon

Stuart Timson, Director of our incredible Conservation Project in Peru gives us all the news from the Taricaya Research Centre.

December 18th, 2006
Senegal Volunteers Join AIDS Awareness Day March

The beginning of December saw Projects Abroad Senegal help to coordinate an AIDS awareness day in the Pikine district of St.Louis.

December 8th, 2006
Projects Abroad Make Donation to Maternity Ward in Mongolia

On December 1st Projects Abroad Mongolia made a donation to the State Second Maternity hospital in Ulaanbaatar.

December 4th, 2006
South African Sports Project Wins Award

Sugar Bay Children's Camp in South Africa won an award last month as the best service provider in South Africa.

November 30th, 2006
Conservation Volunteers in Thailand clean-up Koh Yao

Sarah Gregson, has been on our Conservation Project in Thailand since the start of October, here she tells us about a recent beach clean-up project that the volunteers got involved in.

November 17th, 2006
Photo Competition - Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winner, Stacey Edwards and two runners-up, Erin O'Quinn and Katie Arneil. Stacey wins a weekend trip for two to Paris.

November 3rd, 2006
Senegal volunteers party with premiership striker El-Hadji Diouf"

Projects Abroad volunteers and staff were surprised to meet Senegalese International footballer and Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf in St Louis last month.

November 1st, 2006
Romania volunteers take orphans on trip to Dracula's birth place

Romania Country Director - Gabriela Badea-Gheracostea tells us about some extra activities that our Care & Community volunteers have recently been involved in.

October 11th, 2006
Peru Director Discovers Lost Inca City

Tim DeWinter, the director of our Projects Abroad Peru programme tells us about his incredible recent discovery of an Inca settlement.

October 10th, 2006
Volunteers join first 'Dirty Weekend' clean-up in Cambodia

The first outing for our brand new Projects Abroad Cambodia 'Dirty Weekends' is a clean up day at the Lighthouse orphanage just south of Phnom Penh.

October 5th, 2006
Medical Outreach project in Ghana expands

Alongside their regular medical project, many volunteers go out once a week to different schools and care homes in their area on our Medical Outreach project, to take care of the wounds and cuts of the local children.

September 13th, 2006
Sri Lanka medical volunteer sets up counselling help-line

Medical volunteer Mohit Singh, from Canada, has left a lasting legacy following his placement in Sri Lanka.

September 12th, 2006
Ghana volunteer in Fun Run to raise funds for schools

Matt Baker was a teaching volunteer with Projects Abroad in Ghana. Since returning to the UK he has raised £1000 to donate to the schools where he worked.

September 11th, 2006
Romania journalism project records history in the making

Journalism volunteers in Romania are continuing to take the Projects Abroad newspaper The Brasov Visitor from strength to strength.

August 17th, 2006
Projects Abroad volunteer on BBC News 24

British volunteer Georgina-Kate Adams last night gave a live television interview on BBC News 24 to counter recent media reports that have questioned the merit of gap-years.

August 11th, 2006
Senegal volunteer's library appeal

Former Care & Community volunteer Erin O'Quinn would really appreciate your support for her children's library initiative in St Louis, Senegal.

August 4th, 2006
Bolivia volunteers drink with the Devil!

A group of Projects Abroad volunteers in Bolivia chose an unusual way to spend their evening on June 24th.

July 28th, 2006
Senegal journalism volunteers broadcast to the world

Radio journalism volunteers in Senegal may soon find their fame spreading far beyond the town of St Louis, as they broadcast over the Internet.

June 23rd, 2006
Volunteers help out at a Medical Camp in Tamil Nadu, India

10 doctors and 15 volunteers worked together to treat over 1000 patients on Sunday, June 11th at a Projects Abroad medical camp in Rayagiri.

June 9th, 2006
Enter our photo competition and win a trip to Paris

For all you photographers out there, we are giving away 2 tickets for an STA Travel Key Accounts Eurostar weekend away in Paris. Runners up will each receive a Lonely Planet guidebook of their choice.

June 8th, 2006
Conservation volunteers in Thailand visit the Similan Islands

Last month ten volunteers on our Conservation in Thailand project embarked on a four day, four night live-aboard trip to the Similan islands.

May 18th, 2006
Ghana volunteer launches village library project

British volunteer, Catherine Hughes stay in Ghana has inspired her to build a community library for the village of Kwamoso in the Akuapem Hills.

May 5th, 2006
Mature Mexico volunteers set up pen-pal link with Scottish schools

Schools separated by over 5000 miles in Mexico and Scotland have been brought together by two retired Projects Abroad volunteers.

April 26th, 2006
Monks bless volunteer house and office in Cambodia

In Cambodia tradition dictates that when a new house or building is in use, Buddhist monks should attend a ceremony to officially bestow their blessings.

April 7th, 2006
Peru Conservation - Update from the Taricaya Research Centre

Stuart Timson, Director of our incredible Conservation Project in Peru gives us all the news from the Taricaya Research Centre.

March 27th, 2006
Volunteers in Senegal organise beach clean-up

From the first time she set foot on the beach in St Louis teaching volunteer Danielle Paffard wondered what could be done to help clear the litter that spoils an otherwise idyllic spot.

March 22nd, 2006
Nepal Director honoured by the Dalai Lama

Sajani Amatya, Director of Projects Abroad - Nepal was recently chosen to receive an Unsung Heroes of Compassion award from his holiness the Dalai Lama.

February 21st, 2006
Giant Leatherbacks Nesting at Mexico Turtle Camp

Last week four Leatherback turtles came ashore at our Tecoman Turtle camp to lay their eggs.

February 18th, 2006
Ghana Journalism Volunteers Help Refugee Camp Newspaper

Laura Tovey, Assistant Country Manager in Ghana tells us about a new project in which our journalism volunteers are getting involved.

February 17th, 2006
A New Face for Care in Bolivia

Projects Abroad - Bolivia, are working jointly with Maria Christina Orphanage to restructure the home and provide care for girls, boys and young adults with mental disabilities or special needs

January 28th, 2006
Join the Projects Abroad football team in Peru

Volunteers on Teaching, Care & Community or Spanish placements in the Peruvian Sacred Valley have the chance to join the Projects Abroad football team during their stay.

January 6th, 2006
Happy 800th Birthday Mongolia!

If we could choose a destination of the year for our website, this year Mongolia would probably win! 2006 marks the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Mongolian Empire and the country is dedicating the entire year to celebrating the occasion.

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