Ashtan Davis, a familiar face at the Projects Abroad Surfing Project in South Africa, has made surfing history as one of the first people to take part in the country’s first Adaptive Surfing Championships, and being selected for the 2016 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Champs.
Projects Abroad has launched a new initiative in Ghana, ‘Soccer Pitch Reading’, to help teach children to read and continue developing their reading ability in a fun and interactive environment.
Projects Abroad would like to announce that Greg Thomson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer. Greg assumed his role in August 2016 and has succeeded Dr Peter Slowe, the founder of Projects Abroad, who will remain in the company as the Executive Chair.
Projects Abroad staff and volunteers at the Archaeology Project in Peru have begun excavation work at a new site at the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco, through an agreement with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
秘魯考古學項目志工最近來到庫斯科 (Cusco) 新的考古發掘遺址，開展他們的挖掘研究工作。Inkylltambo是薩克塞瓦曼 (Sacsayhuaman) 考古公園的其中一段，今年已經是當地進行考古挖掘研究的第三年。Projects Abroad志工幸運獲得邀請，能夠參與Inkylltambo的考古發掘工作。我們也與秘魯文化部達成協議，獲得其中一塊考古場地的正式發掘准許，於是，七月中開始，志工們就能夠開展新場地的考古挖掘工作，預計這一輪工作持續到今年的十月。
Projects Abroad菲律賓團隊獲邀參加菲律賓第38次全國身心障礙預防及康復研討周活動。菲律賓物理治療項目的首位志工Victor Lee也在大會介紹Projects Abroad的工作，我們努力在宿霧地區設立社區身心障礙康復中心，這個中心是宿霧北部地區的第一個該類型的機構。
This summer, Projects Abroad will welcome its first volunteers at the new Canine Therapy Project in Córdoba, where we are partnered with Fundación Jingles (The Jingles Foundation). The Jingles Foundation is a privately run therapy center, aimed at improving the health and well-being of its clients with the assistance of the 32 therapy dogs that live at the center.
Fien Ackerman, a Projects Abroad volunteer from Belgium, raised money before starting her Care Project so that she could donate new clothing to more than one hundred talibé children in St Louis, Senegal.
It has been just over a year since Projects Abroad launched a Disaster Relief Project in Nepal to help the country recover from a series of earthquakes. In that time, hundreds of volunteers have built six schools and enabled 1500 children to return to education.
Last month, Care volunteers in Madagascar participated in an initiative to help make sure hundreds of school children in the village of Andasibe had access to clean drinking water.
A group of Projects Abroad Human Rights interns in Córdoba have helped a homeless couple successfully apply for and receive their disability pensions from the Argentine government.
Projects Abroad Teaching volunteers took the opportunity to offer free English classes at a partner school during the summer break to any students who wanted to attend and interact with native English speakers.
World Book Day is celebrated on 23 April and serves as a reminder of the importance of literacy for children around the world. According to UNESCO, an estimated 122 million youth globally are illiterate, and 67.4 million children do not attend school, inevitably leading to illiteracy and further problems later on in life.
As of April 2016, our African Savannah Conservation project in Kenya has been transferred from the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy to the Soysambu Conservancy.
Projects Abroad Nutrition interns have begun making an impact by promoting healthier lifestyles in disadvantaged townships in Cape Town, South Africa.
Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers have started working on the sixth school building, Yashaswi Gurukul English Secondary School, in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Projects Abroad staff and volunteers at the Tropical Dry Forest Conservation Project in Costa Rica recently took part in the annual Meso-American Bat Survey held across Central America, including Barra Honda National Park.
Students attending Yelebe Fana and Berhane Zare, two schools in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will start 2016 with access to 250 new books, thanks to a donation by Projects Abroad Ethiopia volunteers and staff in November 2015.
Projects Abroad秘魯環保項目團隊與國際動物保護組織 (ADI) 成功在當地一所私營動物園營救十三隻受虐動物。塔利卡亞自然保護區成為動物的新家園。