News from 2017
From January 2018, Projects Abroad will be focusing on community-based care for children, and will no longer send volunteers to work directly in orphanages.
Projects Abroad launches a new database to identify where help is needed, track our progress at placements and guide our volunteers to fulfil specific goals.
Projects Abroad celebrates 25 years of sending volunteers to destinations around the world to help, learn and explore.
Projects Abroad marks a successful first year working with El Tortugario Conservation centre in Colima, Mexico.
Projects Abroad High School Special volunteers work together to achieve long-term goals and make a lasting difference in communities across the world.
Over 1,000 invasive lionfish have been killed by Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers in Belize. This forms part of an ongoing effort to control the invasive species.
The Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in South Africa provided over 25 000 hours of free legal service in 2016. We spoke to project manager Maria Mulindi on this achievement.
Projects Abroad helps rainforests and communities in Madagascar recover in the wake of Cyclone Enawo.
Project Abroad launches new Human Rights Project in Bolivia to empower women affected by human trafficking.
Four endangered spectacled bears rescued over the fast 2 years are thriving in their new home at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve.
The Projects Abroad Microfinance project in Ghana is now supporting entrepreneurs at a leprosy camp and in a fishing community in Cape Coast.
The Projects Abroad annual Teacher Training Project in Peru has become increasingly popular, drawing more than 700 local teachers in 2017.
The Projects Abroad Fiji Shark Conservation Project recently celebrated its third successful year of operation. Through the efforts of volunteers, leading scientists and local staff, the project has contributed to the conservation of sharks, restoration of mangrove forests and educational campaigns in the South Pacific Region.
FM4 Paso Libre, a Projects Abroad International Development partner in Mexico, constructed and opened new dormitories at their migrant shelter in Guadalajara. Volunteers assisted with cleaning the dormitories in preparation for their opening.
The Cochabanner, a free English magazine in Cochabamba, celebrates 10 years since becoming the official magazine published by the Projects Abroad Journalism Project in Bolivia.