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Projects Abroad Introduces New Childcare Initiatives

New Care Management Plans Aim to Increase Quality of Education and Support Given to Children in Underdeveloped Communities

A volunteer with children at a childcare placement in Ghana

NEW YORK – May 29, 2014 – Childcare projects have consistently been a popular option among volunteers seeking to do voluntary work abroad. International volunteer organization Projects Abroad offers a variety of childcare projects in orphanages, care centers, special needs centers, and kindergartens around the world that give volunteers the chance to do meaningful work with children in need.

Our mission for our childcare projects throughout the world has always been to provide sustainable educational support, care, and protection to disadvantaged children and vulnerable groups to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Volunteers travel abroad safe in the knowledge that the work they do with Projects Abroad will benefit children immediately and in the long-term, even after they have left the project. Earlier this year, Projects Abroad sought to increase this support in childcare placements across the globe by implementing more detailed initiatives for each destination.

Care Management Plans are created based on the needs of each destination and establish Projects Abroad’s goals for the year and list the actions necessary for achieving these goals. This also has the added benefit of giving volunteers the guidance they need to make the most significant impact possible on the lives of the children they work with.

“The main goal at all of our childcare placements has been to do work that continuously improves the quality of children’s lives,” says Christian Clark, Deputy Director for Projects Abroad USA. “Implementing the new Care Management Plans allows us to evaluate our impact more carefully at the end of each year, so we can set new and improved goals moving forward. With the help of our partners and volunteers, we can give children in underdeveloped communities the best quality education and care possible.”

For more information on Childcare projects with Projects Abroad, visit www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/care

About Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program had its genesis in post-USSR Romania, where students were given the chance to teach conversational English. After a few years just sending volunteers to Eastern Europe for teaching, the company expanded to sending volunteers of all ages around the world on a wide range of projects.

Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with projects in 29 countries and recruitment offices in the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Hong Kong, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States.

For details on volunteering abroad, visit Projects Abroad’s web site at www.projects-abroad.org

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