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March 2009, British Small Business Directors and Entrepreneurs Flee Britian on 'Enterprise Gap Years'

Recession-worn British small business directors and entrepreneurs are increasingly abandoning Britain to join ‘Enterprise gap year’ schemes in developing countries.

More than half of the 60% increase in older volunteers leaving on gap-years in developing countries are British small business directors and entrepreneurs, according to Projects Abroad, the world’s leading commercial volunteer service organisation. Over 500,000 small businesses having ceased trading since the credit crunch began with over 50 businesses per day collapsing, leading to the increased interest in gap year programmes.

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March 2009, Projects Abroad is offering a solution to the shortage of city jobs.

Projects Abroad, the leading global organizer of volunteer placements, is offering a solution to the shortage of city law jobs, as highlighted yesterday in The Evening Standard ( details/City+law+firms+pay+trainees+10,000+to+take+a+gap+year/

A number of city law firms are paying graduates thousands of pounds not to start work for a year after being hit hard by the recession. Many are being told to use the money and time off to do something “meaningful and constructive”.

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November 2008, Projects Abroad and Prime Pump aim to improve water infrastructure in Jamaica

Wendy Tisdell, a volunteer with Projects Abroad in May 2008, is returning to Jamaica with her company in 2009 to help the New Hope Orphanage and McIntosh Primary School. They will receive on the ground expertise from her company, Prime Pump, and manpower from Projects Abroad, a global volunteering organisation, to improve their water infrastructure. The project aims to build a water storage system with an electric pump to carry the water to an ablution block.

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March 2008, Physiotherapy students seek alternative options as job opportunities prove slim

A pioneering physiotherapy project in Nepal offering practical work experience is highlighting the importance of volunteers.

The Self Help Group for Cerebral Palsy in Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation which is fully committed to helping children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and to providing emotional and practical support to their parents.

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March 2008, Law firms in China commend Projects Abroad interns

Projects Abroad now offers the chance to do an internship with a Law firm in a truly unique environment. There are a wide variety of legal areas in which interns work, including corporate, financial and criminal law. All placements are based in Shanghai.

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February 2008, Meet Gerrit and the wonderful wilderness of Botswana

There is now an incredible opportunity for volunteers to live and work on a real-life African wildlife reserve. Covering some 15,000 hectares of land, the Legodimo reserve sits right on the border of South Africa and Botswana, straddling the majestic Limpopo River. On any average day on this unique project volunteers are likely to see Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Zebras, and volunteers have recently completed constructing a large watering hole, which has brought the action even closer to the camp!

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January 2008, Archaeology volunteers required to help excavate sites in Romania

An innovative archaeology programme run by Projects Abroad in Romania is proving a big success with volunteers. Based around the historic town of Brasov in Transylvania, considered to be an area of huge archaeological importance, volunteers are assisting local archaeologists in digging, cleaning and recording information. Artefacts dating to 4000 BC have been found as well as Greek, Roman and Dacian remains.

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August 2007, Celebrating 15 years
Teaching & Projects Abroad becomes Projects Abroad!

This month, the UK’s leading Gap Year company ‘Teaching & Projects Abroad’ changes its name and becomes known simply as ‘Projects Abroad’. The change for the West Sussex-based organisation comes after 15 years of arranging worthwhile voluntary placements – designed to be of benefit to both the volunteers and local communities, for over 15,000 people from the UK, US and elsewhere in Europe.

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July 2007, The ultimate gap year that straddles the best of both worlds

Choosing between spending a year out working or seeing the world is a difficult decision which young people no longer need to face. Thanks to a brand new package from The Year in Industry, the ultimate gap year is now up for grabs – giving young people the opportunity to both work and travel as part of a structured placement for the very first time.

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March 2007, Interns sought for human rights voluntary work in Ghana

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) offers internships at its African headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
UK-based Projects Abroad has been exclusively selected by the CHRI to provide law students as interns for this exciting project based in Ghana.
Law student Danica Mullarkey, currently studying for a Masters at the London School of Economics, took up an internship at the CHRI in Accra during 2005.

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January 2007, UK Gap Year students offered football project in Ghana

An innovative football training project in Ghana offering coaching experience and professional league placements has been launched by Worthing-based Gap Year specialists Projects Abroad.

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