Women in a local fishing village on the outskirts of Cape Coast, Ghana, are new beneficiaries of our Microfinance Project. Fishing is the main source of income in the village of Abukem, but local women often struggle to start their own businesses in an industry dominated by men, and generally have an inferior level of education.
We are now offering a Rastafarian Project in Jamaica for volunteers over 50. Explore life in a rural Jamaican village situated along the banks of the Montego Bay River. Immerse in Rastafarian culture and discover its history, art, architecture, music, religion and other traditions. You can also give back by helping school children with their homework. The Rastafarian Project happens this fall, and applications have opened!
Our 2016 Global Impact Report is hot off the press, with encouraging results. Some notable achievements include: - 206 local teachers received training in Peru; - 14,000 meals provided to at-risk youths in South Africa; - More than 17 tons of garbage collected worldwide; - More than 500 poaching snares removed in Botswana & Kenya; - 25,152 hours of free legal services were provided & 235 cases closed...
A record number of 700 local teachers enrolled for this year's Teacher Training Project in Peru. Our Teaching volunteers ensured the event was a success, by leading training sessions to improve the English language of the teachers who attended.
Our Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation Project in Mexico has achieved outstanding results in its first year at the project's new location in Cuyutlan. Volunteers helped facilitate a safe entry into the ocean for more than 50,000 hatchlings.
College and university students can still sign up for our Alternative Spring Break Trips to make the most of Reading Week. Programs vary from Conservation to Medicine and are available for every student. If our dates don't fit your calendar, you can also sign up for a 1-week trip and choose your own start dates according to your school break.