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Uutiset 2013, 22 kpl

  • Micro-finance project in Tanzania turns one
    19/12/2013
    Micro-finance project in Tanzania turns one

    The Micro-finance project in Tanzania has been helping disadvantaged women in Arusha for one year now with the aim of supporting these women in achieving economic independence through providing them with training and loans to set up businesses. 

  • Conservation Work in Peru Recognised at Primate Conference
    28/11/2013
    Conservation Work in Peru Recognised at Primate Conference

    Projects Abroad’s Conservation Project in Peru recently received recognition for the work they have been doing at our base, the Taricaya Research Centre. The conservation project’s animal rescue centre has been recognised by the Peruvian government as the best and most effective of its kind in the country.

  • Projects Abroad Launches Global Shark Campaign
    14/11/2013
    Projects Abroad Launches Global Shark Campaign

    Launched in 18 countries across four continents this month, the Projects Abroad Global Shark Campaign comprises a worldwide awareness and action movement centred on the plight of sharks. The campaign aims to spread the word about the threats to and misconceptions about sharks to as many people as possible across the globe.

  • Volontärer behövs i arbetet med återuppbyggnaden efter Tyfonen Haiyan i Filippinerna
    13/11/2013
    Volontärer behövs i arbetet med återuppbyggnaden efter Tyfonen Haiyan i Filippinerna

    Efter tyfonen Haiyans härjningar i Filippinerna nyligen ligger stora delar i spillror och som volontär med Projects Abroad har du nu möjlighet att hjälpa till med återuppbyggnaden.

  • Discovery at the Inca Project in Peru
    8/11/2013
    Discovery at the Inca Project in Peru

    The great Inca road, Qhapaq Ñan in the Amaybamba Valley, is once again beginning to reclaim its status. Through field research, Projects Abroad volunteers and archaeologists have been able to identify and record that it once served as an important main route along the Inca trail.

  • Care volunteers in Senegal expand their classes
    7/10/2013
    Care volunteers in Senegal expand their classes

    Care volunteers in Senegal often work with Talibes at the ASF Talibe Centre. Up until very recently, volunteers in Senegal only taught male children; this is no longer the case as more and more young girls are coming to the centre to attend classes. 

  • New spider monkey baby in Taricaya
    2/10/2013
    New spider monkey baby in Taricaya

    Projects Abroad has a Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru on a reserve called Taricaya. This project focuses on the animals of the forest and the environment. Recently they witnessed the group of spider monkeys they released 18 months ago interact with the newcomers. 

  • New Medical Placement in Kenya
    19/09/2013
    New Medical Placement in Kenya

    With the increase in Medical volunteers in Kenya, as well as the increase in PRO volunteers, Projects Abroad Kenya has been on the lookout for new Medical placements. Projects Abroad volunteers will have the opportunity to work with St Anthony, a mission health centre.

  • PAHRO’s Fadama Legal Assistance Programme progresses in Ghana
    13/09/2013
    PAHRO’s Fadama Legal Assistance Programme progresses in Ghana

    Projects Abroad Human Rights Office (PAHRO) makes significant progress with the Fadama Legal Assistance Programme (FLAP) in the slum community in Old Fadama in Accra. The Human Rights team of volunteers and staff have been creating awareness and empowering the community to know about their basic human rights.

  • Thinking of joining up as a group?
    3/09/2013
    Thinking of joining up as a group?

    An increasing number of groups have been joining Projects Abroad this summer, working on a range of projects from Care to Community. Whether you are a school group or a group of Girl Guides have a look at some of the options available to you.

  • Welcome Home to Grangemouth High School
    1/08/2013
    Welcome Home to Grangemouth High School

    After raising funds for over a year, a group of 24 staff members and students from Grangemouth High School in Scotland joined a Care & Community project in Ghana. The group worked in a mix of day care centres and schools in the area over two weeks. 

  • Danish Mother and Daughter volunteer together at the Care Project in Kenya
    25/07/2013
    Danish Mother and Daughter volunteer together at the Care Project in Kenya

    Lotte Pedersen, a day-care manager in her home town of Skive in Denmark, travelled to Kenya with her 6-year-old daughter Olivia to volunteer at the Care project. Both Lotte and her daughter Olivia were placed at Hope Children’s Ministry, where the family’s presence has been a great addition to the centre.

  • English Club in Chitwan – A Fun Approach to Learning!
    25/07/2013
    English Club in Chitwan – A Fun Approach to Learning!

    Care volunteers provide an English club for girls at a children's home in Nepal. The main aim of the club is to improve the children's reading, but at the same time the children have found the club to be enjoyable and seem more inspired to read their favourite story books. 

  • Volunteers in Vietnam Throw Birthday Party at Care Placement
    1/07/2013
    Volunteers in Vietnam Throw Birthday Party at Care Placement

    Projects Abroad volunteers often use their own initiative and go outside their expected duties to make a difference at their placements. An example of this dedication was recently shown by Care volunteers in Vietnam.

  • First Aid Course for Teachers in Togo
    28/06/2013
    First Aid Course for Teachers in Togo

    Teaching volunteer Sophie Greiner recently organised a first aid course for the teachers at her placement. Sophie, from Munich, Germany, was placed at l’École Newton in Lomé, Togo’s capital city. Thanks to Sophie, the teachers are now equipped to deal with minor medical challenges, which could save a person’s life!

  • The Cochabanner - Journalism Project in Bolivia
    5/06/2013
    The Cochabanner - Journalism Project in Bolivia

    In 2005, Projects Abroad teaching volunteer Scott Liddle began a small publication with a group of students from Cochabamba’s Universidad Mayor de San Simón. As Scott’s time in Bolivia was drawing to a close, he approached the Projects Abroad office to present the idea of The Cochabanner as a full time journalism project.

  • A Lesson in Dental Hygiene at a Care Project in Argentina
    31/05/2013
    A Lesson in Dental Hygiene at a Care Project in Argentina

    Volunteers at the Copa de Leche care placement recently organised a lesson with the children to teach them the importance of brushing their teeth. Volunteers spend a lot of time with the kids at the Copa de Leche, and it was noticed that many of the children have very dirty teeth and at a young age, were already losing teeth due to decay and lack of care.

  • Botswana Conservation Project Moves to a New Camp
    16/04/2013
    Botswana Conservation Project Moves to a New Camp

    Projects Abroad is pleased to announce that it is moving to its very own new camp within our study area of Kwa Tuli reserve in Botswana. We have named our camp 'Motswiri Camp', motswiri is Setswanan for Leadwood.

  • A Moment of Glory for Tanzania
    11/04/2013
    A Moment of Glory for Tanzania

    Tanzania Country Director, Glory Matoi, won the Young Achievers Award during the Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards held at the Serena Hotel in Dar Es Salaam last month.

  • Volunteer in Projects Abroad’s Newest Destination
    28/02/2013
    Volunteer in Projects Abroad’s Newest Destination

    The Philippines is the latest addition to the family of Projects Abroad destinations. Volunteer projects will begin in April 2013 and are perfect for anyone wanting a unique Asian experience whilst doing something worthwhile in a developing country.

  • Ghana Volunteers Launch Water Sachet Recycling Project
    22/02/2013
    Ghana Volunteers Launch Water Sachet Recycling Project

    One of the most frequent things new volunteers are surprised by in Ghana is that water is commonly sold in plastic bag sachets instead of bottles. Each sachet costs roughly 5 pence, however, the cost to the environment is far greater. Since December 2012, Projects Abroad Ghana and its volunteers have recognised this, and are now working together with the patients of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to do something proactive about it.

  • Projects Abroad Wins Special Commendation in Thailand Conservation Awards
    21/01/2013
    Projects Abroad Wins Special Commendation in Thailand Conservation Awards

    Projects Abroad are excited to announce that our Diving & Marine Conservation project in Thailand has been awarded a special commendation in Wanderlust Magazine's Thailand Green Excellence Awards 2012!

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