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News from 2007


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December 11th, 2007
British Entrepreneur Proposes Sudan Program to Projects Abroad

James Caan, a British business man has asked Projects Abroad to set up a teaching and care program in Sudan.

December 10th, 2007
Projects Abroad Sponsors Atlantic Boat Duo

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.

November 30th, 2007
Director Peter Slowe appears on Sky News and BBC News 24

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.

November 21st, 2007
Wedding Celebrations for Sri Lanka Staff and Volunteers

Assistant Manager, Catherine Stidston tells us how the volunteers in Sri Lanka had the chance to experience a traditional Sri Lankan wedding.

November 5th, 2007
Latest News from our Thailand Marine Conservation Project

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.

October 24th, 2007
Volunteers Join Rugby World Cup Celebrations in South Africa

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!

October 23rd, 2007
Teach Teachers in Peru - More Volunteers Needed for January 2008!

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.

October 9th, 2007
Latest News from our Conservation Project in Southern Africa

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.

October 7th, 2007
10,000 Turtles Released in 8 days in Mexico!

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.

October 4th, 2007
South Africa Volunteers Help Housing Charity

Last week Projects Abroad volunteers on programs in Cape Town gave up their weekend to work with the housing charity, Habitat for Humanity.

September 26th, 2007
Projects Abroad Help Peru Earthquake Effort

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.

September 24th, 2007
Volunteers Raise Profile of Rugby in Ghana

Projects Abroad volunteers are helping to promote and improve rugby skills in Ghana through our rugby sports programs.

September 13th, 2007
Volunteers Celebrate Ethiopian Millennium

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.

September 12th, 2007
Latest news from Taricaya Research Center

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.

August 30th, 2007
Projects Abroad response to the volunteering debate

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.

August 8th, 2007
Clearing - have results changed your plans?

Not getting the grades you need for university can be extremely upsetting, especially when you thought you had your future career mapped out.

August 3rd, 2007
Latest news from the Thailand Marine Conservation Project

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.

July 30th, 2007
Volunteers Help Launch Community Curry Kitchen in Sri Lanka

The basic principle of the curry kitchen is to provide a nutritious lunch made from local produce for local people.

July 17th, 2007
Latest news from Taricaya Research Center

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.

July 3rd, 2007
Volunteers work on the Qapac Ñan Inca road network in the Andes

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.

June 19th, 2007
Volunteer Motivated to run Marathon by Mongolian Nomads

Emily Huxtable is one of the few volunteers to go out to Mongolia with Projects Abroad in the depths of the Mongolian Winter.

May 30th, 2007
Latest news from Thailand Marine Conservation Project

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 29th, 2007
Latest news from Taricaya Research Center

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.

May 28th, 2007
Volunteers in Ghana join Women's Rights march

Projects Abroad volunteers joined several hundred Ghanaians in a march to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health for women.

May 21st, 2007
The 1000th volunteer from Germany joins Projects Abroad!

Congratulations to Kathrin Boy, the 1000th Projects Abroad volunteer from Germany who signed up last week!

May 10th, 2007
Projects Abroad has joined the Blogosphere!

After getting the go ahead to proceed in early January this year, we have been putting up posts from around the world.

April 17th, 2007
Ghana Sports Volunteer has Goal of International Soccer Career

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.

April 11th, 2007
Thai Conservation Volunteers Join Schools Awareness Weekend

Projects Abroad volunteers joined forces with Wetlands International and the local Krabi authorities to run a school conservation camp.

April 10th, 2007
New Crocodile Conservation Project in Mexico

Conservation Manager, Oliver Garcia tells us about the new Crocodile Conservation programme which now forms part of our ongoing conservation work in Mexico.

March 28th, 2007
Latest news from Taricaya Research Center Peru

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.

February 23rd, 2007
Volunteers get Wet and Wild White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka

Assistant Country Manager, Jessica Bailey tells us about a recent volunteer weekend spent rafting the rivers of Southern Sri Lanka.

February 15th, 2007
Projects Abroad Team Triumph in Indian Cricket Contest

India volunteers, Alice French and Ben Thurman tell us about their weekend of cricket, cows and controversy.

February 14th, 2007
Latest news from our Thailand Marine Conservation Project

Conservation Manager, Marten Meynell updates us on all our conservation work from Ao Nang in Thailand.

January 24th, 2007
Medical Seminar praises Projects Abroad volunteers

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.

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