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16 Days of Activism and our Social Justice program   (published in South Africa)

January 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

From the 25th of November until the 10th of December we saw a number of campaigns raising awareness for the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse.

During the 16 days of activism, communities and organisations around the world come together to take a stand against the many violent actions towards women and children.

Issues such as abuse and rape are things that women and children remain victim to,

in increasing numbers each day. While many might imagine that abuse takes place outside the victims’ home, this is often far from reality as the truth is that most abuse attacks take place behind closed doors. It is often the people closest to a victim who would project their violent behaviour on to them; a family member, boyfriend or husband.

Gender based violence (GBV) indicators studies conducted by Gender Links in six countries of Southern Africa, showed that the most common form of GBV faced by women is perpetuated by men, and occurs mostly in intimate relationships.

It makes it more than fitting that this year’s focus for the campaign is to educate young boys and men. By educating men and children on the effects of violent behaviour, we have a greater chance of eliminating abuse from our societies. Women are also educated through workshops, talks and consultations that urge them to protect themselves and to speak out against abuse.

Our Human Rights Organisations’ Social Justice program also plays a great part in this kind of development for women. The organisation works very closely with St Anne’s Homes and Sisters Incorporated, an organisation which provides support and shelter to women who are facing abuse or are without shelter.

Our Social Justice volunteers, under the guidance of our Volunteer Supervisor, Miriam Macdonald, ...

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16 Days of Activism and our Social Justice program
 

Farewell to our Global Gaps!!   (published in South Africa)

January 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

Our Global Gap group arrived in October after their stay in Ghana, to join our Care and Human Rights projects. This was a very stimulating experience for both our staff and volunteers.

The lively group of 17 Global Gap volunteers also participated in other exciting projects; like the Surfing and Music projects. We wish them well on their next projects in Peru, Nepal and Thailand. It was truly great to get to know all of you!

 

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Farewell to our Global Gaps!!
 

Top 3 Volunteers of the Year:2014   (published in South Africa)

January 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

Teaching Project: Renai Chen, 33 years-old, Holland

Renai Chen introduced the Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE) to her Teaching placement and project partner, Floreat Primary school.

Through her marvellous work and dedication, she was able to help children at the school learn about the basics of researching and learning independently as opposed to being given a lesson. The children teach themselves by being presented with a question that they are required to research an answer to on the internet.

Renai further more raised donations that resulted in tablets being donated to the school, in order to continue the SOLE project.

Read more about Renai’s story here.

Music Project: Shane Waxler, 19, USA

Shane was one of the great faces, which almost literally lit up the Projects Abroad South Africa office upon arrival.

Shane was an enthusiastic music volunteer who taught music theory and practice at Floreat Primary School. He is definitely someone whose company was enjoyed by both volunteers and staff.

Read more about Shane’s story here.

Care Project: Steffen Vogel, 18, Germany.

Steffen is a volunteer with a big heart. After organising a cooking day and Christmas celebration for his placement, it’s great to know his hard work has made a positive contribution to their futures. 

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Top 3 Volunteers of the Year:2014
 

Top 3 Volunteers of the Year:2014   (published in South Africa)

January 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

Teaching Project: Renai Chen, 33 years-old, Holland

Renai Chen introduced the Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE) to her Teaching placement and project partner, Floreat Primary school.

Through her marvellous work and dedication, she was able to help children at the school learn about the basics of researching and learning independently as opposed to being given a lesson. The children teach themselves by being presented with a question that they are required to research an answer to on the internet.

Renai further more raised donations that resulted in tablets being donated to the school, in order to continue the SOLE project.

Read more about Renai’s story here.

Music Project: Shane Waxler, 19, USA

Shane was one of the great faces, which almost literally lit up the Projects Abroad South Africa office upon arrival.

Shane was an enthusiastic music volunteer who taught music theory and practice at Floreat Primary School. He is definitely someone whose company was enjoyed by both volunteers and staff.

Read more about Shane’s story here.

Care Project: Steffen Vogel, 18, Germany.

Steffen is a volunteer with a big heart. After organising a cooking day and Christmas celebration for his placement, it’s great to know his hard work has made a positive contribution to their futures. 

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Top 3 Volunteers of the Year:2014
 

Projects Abroad assists PURE Krabi in teaching children the joys of the ocean through snorkelling   (published in Thailand)

January 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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In March 2014, Projects Abroad joined PURE Krabi, a diving and touring agency, in an activity where children from around Thailand, most of whom had never seen the ocean before, came to Ao Nang, Krabi for two days of snorkelling.

This project was started by university professor and marine biologist, Dr Nilnaj and is supported by Thailand’s princess, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Dr Nilnaj asked one of PURE Krabi’s owners, Remy, to make a series of DVDs to showcase Thailand’s marine environment to children, aged 12 to 18-years-old,  around the country in order to create awareness about the ocean.

Children from around Thailand travelled to Ao Nang, Krabi where they swam and snorkelled around, and visited the local islands off of Ao Nang and Koh Hong. “Many of the children had never seen the ocean before, so getting into the water was a great experience for them,” said Remy of PURE Krabi.

Projects Abroad staff and volunteers were there to help out in any way they could, and for the children’s safety. For these children, being in contact with foreigners was not an everyday occurrence for them, “This gave the help of Projects Abroad an extra value,” added Remy.

On the 2nd of March, PURE Krabi will attend a ceremony to receive thanks from Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand for their work on the project. Projects Abroad Thailand’s diving instructor, Wilko, will be there to represent Projects Abroad. 

This snorkelling project will be done again this year, except that it will be over three days, the 4th to the 6th of March, instead of two like last year. Projects Abroad plans to be more involved this time around by contributing fish slates and other educational materials to help ...

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Projects Abroad assists PURE Krabi in teaching children the joys of the ocean through snorkelling
 

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