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Newsletters from Philippines

Up until January 2015 our staff in Philippines regularly put together a newsletter, 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. These destination newsletters are now replaced by a country blog, within If you're considering volunteer work abroad in Philippines the newsletters and the blog are a great way to gain more information.

2,49MB 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.

2,04MB 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.

2,60MB 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.

2,09MB 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.

2,12MB 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.

2,76MB 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.

4,02MB 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.

1,40MB 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.

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