Some of our achievements
In 2017, Projects Abroad will be 25 years old and we will be sending away our 100,000th volunteer! We really do appreciate all the hard work that our volunteers do to help people, communities, animals and ecosystems all around the world. We simply wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for the selfless determination of our volunteers, both indivuals and groups, to make an impact and work towards positive change in the world. To see some examples of what we have achieved in just the previous year, please watch the following video or read our Global Impact Report for 2016 for the full story.
The numbers below show a few of our achievements over the years. We cannot do justice, though, to the wonderful work done by so many Projects Abroad volunteers who have given up their time to work overseas since 1992.
Here is a snapshot of some of our achievements to date:
|26||The number of schools, spanning 12 countries, where our volunteers launched campaigns in 2015 to help improve literacy.|
|30+||The number of developing countries that we work with across 5 continents.|
|41||The number of different nationalities of our volunteers.|
|50+||The number of projects directly funded and operated by Projects Abroad volunteers and staff.|
|60+||The number of locations where we hold medical outreach and awareness programmes.|
|230||The number of Disaster Relief volunteers who helped rebuild seven schools and a day care centre following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.|
The number of bird species identified in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in Peru – more than one species of bird for every hectare in the reserve.
|1,000+||The number of projects that we offer our volunteers, ranging from Teaching and Conservation to Medicine and Human Rights.|
|2,000+||The number of cases that our Law & Human Rights volunteers have completed to date.|
|4,500||The number of students who can attend school thanks to the efforts of our Disaster Relief volunteers in Nepal and the Philippines.|
|20,580||The number of students, across 350 schools, who benefitted from our Teaching projects in 2015. Our volunteers have taught conversational English, French, German, maths, art, drama, sports, music and IT!|
|100,000+||The number of Projects Abroad volunteers to date.|