Our volunteers in Ghana have been incredibly supportive of ‘Football Pitch Reading’, a new community-based project implemented in the Cape Coast region at the beginning of June. Through this initiative, volunteers teach the local children how to read at their weekly football practices.
With over a million study hours on platforms, trails, playbacks and mist nets, Taricaya Ecological Reserve in Peru has officially identified 478 species of bird in the reserve, with the final four species being added to their list in the last three weeks of July 2016.
Projects Abroad would like to announce that Greg Thomson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and assumed his role on 15 August 2016. Greg has succeeded Dr Peter Slowe, the company’s founder, who will remain in the company as the Executive Chair.
Volunteers on the Archaeology Project in Peru have recently begun excavation work at a new site in Cusco. Inkylltambo, a sector of the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, is into its third year of excavations, and Projects Abroad volunteers have been invited to take part on the dig. Volunteers began digging in mid-July after being granted a plot of land for excavation through an agreement with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, and excavations are expected to continue through October.
During July, Projects Abroad established a new International Development project in Togo. The aim of this project is to help combat social and economic issues hampering the country’s development, particularly in the field of human rights, political governance and public health.
Victor Lee, a Projects Abroad Physiotherapy volunteer, presented at the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in the Philippines on the establishment of a community-based Rehab and Disability Centre, the first of its kind in the northern part of Cebu island.
Sea Sorn, Base Manager and Field Coordinator at Projects Abroad’s Cambodia Diving & Marine Conservation project recently presented a talk at the Conservation Asia conference about 'ghost nets', discarded fishing nets that present a major threat to marine life.
Projects Abroad Argentina is set to welcome its first volunteers at the new Canine Therapy Project in Córdoba, this July. Fundación Jingles (The Jingles Foundation) is a privately run therapy centre, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of its clients with the assistance of the 32 therapy dogs that live at the centre.
Projects Abroad is launching a Refugee Project in Italy to assist refugees and migrants as they reach the Italian coast after what has undoubtedly been a long and arduous journey from their home country.
It's been one year since volunteers on our Disaster Relief project in Nepal began rebuilding schools in the Kathmandu valley. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have built over 60 classrooms, enabling 1500 children to return to school.
Care volunteers in Andasibe, Madagascar helped to provide a local school with clean drinking water. The volunteers built brick and cement stoves on the premises, which will be used to boil water for the next day. The tap water in the area is often unsafe to drink, and the students run the risk of suffering stomach aches and digestive problems.
Projects Abroad Human Rights volunteers in Córdoba help homeless couple to receive disability pension from Argentine government