News from 2007
James Caan, a British business man has asked Projects Abroad to set up a teaching and care program in Sudan.
On 2nd December 2007, two gig rowers from Cornwall, England, began their adventure to row across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.
In the light of the recent arrest of Gillian Gibbons who was teaching in Sudan, Sky and BBC News asked Director Peter Slowe to appear on their evening news shows this week.
Assistant Manager, Catherine Stidston tells us how the volunteers in Sri Lanka had the chance to experience a traditional Sri Lankan wedding.
As the Khao Lak trip is where I left off last month, I’ll begin with that. Though the principal aim was to clean beaches, the trip was a good opportunity to show the present volunteers a wider view of Thailand and impress on them the enormity of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as Phang Nga was the province that was hit the hardest, with whole coastal communities being practically wiped out.
South African volunteers witnessed a great accomplishment on Saturday night as the Springboks took the 15-6 victory over England for the Rugby World Cup!
Our Teaching Program in Peru takes a different form in the school vacation period in January and February, when we run a scheme to improve the English of the local Peruvian teachers.
The conservation project at Legodimo reserve in Botswana has been developing rapidly. We now have a clear view of the Limpopo River thanks to our volunteers who spent a hard day's work with their machetes.
August to October here in Mexico is our rainy season, it might not be the best time to come for a vacation, but it is definitely the best time to do our work at Tecoman turtle camp.
Last week Projects Abroad volunteers on programs in Cape Town gave up their weekend to work with the housing charity, Habitat for Humanity.
Projects Abroad have made a donation of food and medicine to the Chincha area, one of the worst hit areas in last month's earthquake.
Projects Abroad volunteers are helping to promote and improve rugby skills in Ghana through our rugby sports programs.
On Tuesday the 11th of September 2007, Projects Abroad Volunteers in Ethiopia had the rare opportunity of (re)celebrating the millennium! Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar, also called the Ge'ez calendar, which consists of twelve months of thirty days each and a thirteenth month of five or six days, which are usually referred to as the 13th Month.
August has come and gone and as usual there has been lots of progress in the jungle with some exciting sightings around the reserve, new additions to the animal release program, the completion of the collection phase of the turtle project and much more.
If you are entering your gap year, or are a parent of a gap year student, you may be concerned about recent news stories concerning the merits of gap year volunteering.
Not getting the grades you need for university can be extremely upsetting, especially when you thought you had your future career mapped out.
Looking at the reef and beach clean-up figures I see we have hit some fantastic milestones in our mission to keep Krabi and the surrounding seas cleaner.
The basic principle of the curry kitchen is to provide a nutritious lunch made from local produce for local people.
Firstly I would like to report that we have had our 100th booking for 2007 and so we are on track to reaching our highest numbers in any given year since the center's conception in 2001.
Tim DeWinter, Director of our projects in Peru, fills us in on some Inca history and updates us on the work of our Inca Project volunteers.
Emily Huxtable is one of the few volunteers to go out to Mongolia with Projects Abroad in the depths of the Mongolian Winter.
The volunteers on the project in May have been busy as always, working hard to achieve great results and battle the periodic spells of wet and windy weather, which threatens (and often succeeds) to disrupt the dive plans.
May has been another full month with plenty to report on from around the reserve and also further a field as Mauricio and I headed off to Venezuela to the VIII Neo-tropical Ornithological Conference.
Projects Abroad volunteers joined several hundred Ghanaians in a march to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health for women.
Congratulations to Kathrin Boy, the 1000th Projects Abroad volunteer from Germany who signed up last week!
After getting the go ahead to proceed in early January this year, we have been putting up posts from around the world.
Ben Jacobs, a Sports volunteer in Ghana tells us about the project and how it has improved his chances of playing international soccer in the future.
Projects Abroad volunteers joined forces with Wetlands International and the local Krabi authorities to run a school conservation camp.
Conservation Manager, Oliver Garcia tells us about the new Crocodile Conservation programme which now forms part of our ongoing conservation work in Mexico.
February saw the arrival of our 500th volunteer at Taricaya and that made the month special to those of us who have been involved in the project from its infancy.
Assistant Country Manager, Jessica Bailey tells us about a recent volunteer weekend spent rafting the rivers of Southern Sri Lanka.
India volunteers, Alice French and Ben Thurman tell us about their weekend of cricket, cows and controversy.
Conservation Manager, Marten Meynell updates us on all our conservation work from Ao Nang in Thailand.
On Thursday the 18th of January in the town of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, Projects Abroad Director Peter Slowe met with a committee of ten of the regions most senior doctors to discuss the subject of volunteering.