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.
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.
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.
It has been just over a year since Projects Abroad launched a Disaster Relief Project in Nepal to help the country recover from a series of earthquakes. In that time, hundreds of volunteers have built six schools and enabled 1500 children to return to education.
The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe has become critical. To help the thousands of refugees and migrants in need, Projects Abroad has partnered with international and local NGOs in Italy to launch a new project.
Last month, Care volunteers in Madagascar participated in an initiative to help make sure hundreds of school children in the village of Andasibe had access to clean drinking water.
A group of Projects Abroad Human Rights interns in Córdoba have helped a homeless couple successfully apply for and receive their disability pensions from the Argentine government.
Projects Abroad Teaching volunteers took the opportunity to offer free English classes at a partner school during the summer break to any students who wanted to attend and interact with native English speakers.
Projects Abroad Kenya recently embarked on a new partnership with Soysambu Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley for the African Savannah Conservation Project. This is an exciting move that will open up new opportunities for volunteers.
To mark World Book Day this year, Projects Abroad will be holding events in nine destinations to highlight the importance of reading and writing for children. From mobile libraries to reading sessions and one-on-one tuition, our dedicated staff and volunteers in these countries will work to inspire children with the written word and to encourage a passion for learning.
Projects Abroad Nutrition interns have begun making an impact by promoting healthier lifestyles in disadvantaged townships in Cape Town, South Africa.
Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers have started working on the sixth school building, Yashaswi Gurukul English Secondary School, in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Projects Abroad staff and volunteers at the Tropical Dry Forest Conservation Project in Costa Rica recently took part in the annual Meso-American Bat Survey held across Central America, including Barra Honda National Park.
Students attending Yelebe Fana and Berhane Zare, two schools in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will start 2016 with access to 250 new books, thanks to a donation by Projects Abroad Ethiopia volunteers and staff in November 2015.