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Newsletters from Philippines

Our staff in Philippines regularly put together a newsletter which is sent to volunteers working in Philippines at the time, those signed up to join a project in Philippines and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Philippines and much more. If you're considering overseas voluntary work the newsletters are a great way to gain a better idea of what to expect.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Lisbet Keis
    Philippines Newsletter - January 2015

    54 year-old Lisbet Keis is a nutritionist from Denmark. She came to the Philippines and joined the public health project of Project Abroad because she wanted to do something that works with health and care since she have worked her whole life dealing with food.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Michael Lee
    Philippines Newsletter - December 2014

    It was 2:00 am when Michael Lee, an American medical volunteer arrived in the Philippines. As he exited Mactan International Airport, he was immediatly hit by the Filipino humidity and heat, even though it was only dawn; he was already sweating and worried about how the day's heat would greet him.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - New Hope
    Philippines Newsletter - November 2014

    Because there is no permanent thing in this world, even after the storm, there is a sunshine waiting.
    November is such a memorable month for typhoon Yolanda survivors as this is the month when that outrageous typhoon hit the Philippines. After typhoon Yolanda, Projects Abroad Philippines focuses more on disaster relief project to rehabilitate damaged schools.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Eoin Kinsella
    Philippines Newsletter - October 2014

    Eoin Kinsella is a disaster relief volunteer from Ireland. He loves art very much and does digital paintings and pen drawings.
    Creating images is very important to him on a creative and personal level as it is a passion he discovered at a young age, and he continues to develop. The portraits he draws are about light and darkness, finding interesting contrasts on the face.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Dr. Terry-Anne Jennet
    Philippines Newsletter - September 2014

    As a doctor in the UK, Dr. Terry-Anne Jennet was delighted when asked if she would be interested in leading a health promotion campaing at Jovencio Nailon Masong National High school in Bogo City. In her everyday practice as a doctor, she promotes a healthy lifestyle to her patients on a one-on-one basis but she had never taught on a larger scale before.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Frances Cassidy
    Philippines Newsletter - August 2014

    The project is about helping out in the district hospital, city health office and rural health units. Volunteers have the opportunity to shadow doctors in a number of different departments in the district hospital or in one or more of the rural health centres and can even assist in delivering babies.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Oliver Bokk
    Philippines Newsletter - July 2014

    After quitting his job in Denmark as a carpenter, Oliver Bokk joined Projects Abroad as a Disaster Relief volunteer. He wanted to travel the world while doing something meaningful. He did some research and found ten organizations which offered volunteering, but only Projects Abroad offered a Building Project, which he was interested in. He chose to travel to the Philippines because aside from the Building Projects, he wanted to learn about the Philippine culture he wanted to learn about the Philippine culture, and he knew that the people were suffering greatly from typhoon Haiyan last year.

  • Newsletter from Philippines - Koreen Walsh
    Philippines Newsletter - June 2014

    Arriving to this charming city in northern Cebu on New Year's Eve 2013, it is amazing to now notice the 'before and after images' of the damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as it is referred to locally). So much has been achieved, in just six short months and the resilience and spirit of local people is truly admirable.