20,000th Volunteer joins Projects Abroad
Dr Peter Slowe, Director of Projects Abroad met up with Manon at the ACS Cobham International School with Recruitment Director, Ian Birbeck, to present her with a certificate and camera. Ian was one of Projects Abroad's first twenty volunteers joining a teaching programme in Moldova back in 1992. He said "it is amazing to think that since I first joined Projects Abroad almost a football stadium's worth of other volunteers have joined our programmes. There were 15 of us teaching in local schools in Moldova. I had a great time and have been involved with Projects Abroad ever since."
Manon heard about Projects Abroad through seventeen year old, Kristina Johansson (from the same school) who went away with Projects Abroad on a care project working in an orphanage in Ghana last summer. She came back and did a presentation to the school to help fundraise for the orphanage she worked in. She is going back this summer to help out.