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News from 2017

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November 8th, 2017
Projects Abroad shifts focus to community-based care for children

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.

September 7th, 2017
Projects Abroad launches Global Impact Database

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.

August 21st, 2017
Celebrating 25 years of helping, learning and exploring

Projects Abroad celebrates 25 years of sending volunteers to destinations around the world to help, learn and explore.

August 7th, 2017
Successful first year for new sea turtle conservation partnership in Cuyutlán, Mexico

Projects Abroad marks a successful first year working with El Tortugario Conservation centre in Colima, Mexico.

July 19th, 2017
High school students leave a lasting impact with Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad High School Special volunteers work together to achieve long-term goals and make a lasting difference in communities across the world.

July 11th, 2017
Conservation volunteers in Belize work to control invasive lionfish species

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.

June 23rd, 2017
Meet the woman championing free legal advice in Cape Town’s townships

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.

June 9th, 2017
Projects Abroad plants 4000 trees to help Madagascar recover from Cyclone Enawo

Projects Abroad helps rainforests and communities in Madagascar recover in the wake of Cyclone Enawo.

May 19th, 2017
Human Rights a new focus for Projects Abroad in Bolivia

Project Abroad launches new Human Rights Project in Bolivia to empower women affected by human trafficking.

May 12th, 2017
Rescued spectacled bears thriving at Taricaya Ecological Reserve, Peru

Four endangered spectacled bears rescued over the fast 2 years are thriving in their new home at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve.

May 10th, 2017
Projects Abroad Microfinance volunteers empower marginalized communities in Ghana

The Projects Abroad Microfinance project in Ghana is now supporting entrepreneurs at a leprosy camp and in a fishing community in Cape Coast.

March 7th, 2017
Record enrolment numbers for Projects Abroad Teacher Training Project in Peru

The Projects Abroad annual Teacher Training Project in Peru has become increasingly popular, drawing more than 700 local teachers in 2017.

February 28th, 2017
Fiji Shark Conservation Project Celebrates Three Year Anniversary

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.

January 19th, 2017
Projects Abroad partner opens new dormitory at migrant shelter in Mexico

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.

January 19th, 2017
The Cochabanner celebrates 10 years of journalism internships in Bolivia

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.

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