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Posted: Jun 23, 2016    Sheila1962
Care Programme 2016 - Cambodia
I have just returned after 8 weeks volunteering in Cambodia with projects Abroad and their chosen charity Khemara. I was horrified to learn that Projects Abroad was a profit making organisation, profiting from children who don't even own their own toothbrush. However this was my error as I...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: May 18, 2016    Camille Davis
Abusing poverty to gain income
I went to Ghana with Projects Abroad. I have been back for about 3 weeks. While the experience was interesting because I was in a large teaching hospital, I did not get to do any real volunteer work, ie making a difference. I was very disappointed and have told them how I felt. The whole s...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Sep 16, 2015    Crelen
Abusing poverty to gain income
I am a nursing student and had been searching for a internship/volunteering opportunity to do over the summer, and when I first found Projects abroad it looked like the perfect organization, a great website, many "stellar" reviews, and the first few review sights I visited had virtually no...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Jul 17, 2015    Jess445
Avoid like the plague !
I would like to add to my previous complaint. Not only did they never refund my 3 grand, but the insurance company that I paid extra for them to organise for my trip is equally untrustworthy and disorganised. They are called "Endsleigh Insurance". After weeks and weeks of emailing back and...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Mar 18, 2015    anonymousss91
False Advertising
Getting to the island was so scary. I was put on a bus with no other English speakers and told my trip would be 3 hours long, 8 hours later with no food we got to a beach where I was told to get out and ushered onto a small wooden boat that looked like it would sink. Luckily I survived the...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Mar 4, 2015    kattaricaya
Abusing poverty to gain income
I went with projects abroad to the conservation Project taricaya in Perú and me and 3 more vols got lost in the rainforest for 2 days and nights. This was not only the most horrible experience in my live it also was 100 % fould of the staff member in charge for not carrying the GPS....

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Jan 22, 2015    Hugely Disappointed Parent
No adult supervision!
Perhaps the answer is to look at the Projects-Abroad financial statements! Those will probably show where all the money is going!...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 22, 2014    Projects Abroad
No adult supervision!
Thank you for highlighting your concerns. It is only through honest feedback that we can continue to improve the services that we provide for thousands of volunteers each year.

As we discussed with you privately, we have taken additional steps to ensure that our expectation...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Aug 5, 2014    Very Concerned Parent
No adult supervision!
As parents, we were SHOCKED at how little adult supervision there was on the programs. Our child went on a supposedly supervised program for 16-19 year olds, and we discovered that the Projects Abroad teens were on their own almost every night, ending up drunk at the local bars and discos ...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Aug 3, 2014    VERY concerned parents
Abusing poverty to gain income
com/complaints/projects-abroad-c462706. html As parents, we were SHOCKED at how little adult supervision there was on the programs. Our child went on a supposedly supervised program for 16-19 year olds, and we discovered that the Projects Abroad teens were on their own almost every night, ending up drunk at the local bars and discos 3-4 nights per week! We paid for the Projects Abroad meal plan, and learned that the first three dinners were (1) chocolate cake and hot chocolate, (2) bread, and (3) a slice of bread and spam...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: May 3, 2014    Listen2Me99
Abusing poverty to gain income
My complaint is that Project Abroad fails to pay staff what they are worth. If anything, it profits on the backs of its workers, not the poor. The needy benefit from devoted staff and volunteers who work with them. I disapprove of Projects Abroad's exploitation of truly altruistic employee...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Oct 9, 2013    BellaDonnaW
Abusing poverty to gain income
I am a qualified Nurse currently 5 days into my 2 months Projects Abroad placement in India. For much over the sum of £2000 I was sold a 'job that's worth doing and needs doing' on one of their nursing placements. I was also sold the support and guidance that I'll need working, inexp...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: May 7, 2013    mryan90
Abusing poverty to gain income
I too went overseas with Projects Abroad, doing a 'Human Rights' placement. There was very little to do with human rights at all. I was aware of the profit margins of the company, and well aware that I was paying for my volunteer placement over there. However, the project description on th...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Oct 22, 2012    TPastorius
misbehave and fraud
please email us at info@projects-abroad. org, disclosing your real identity. Our volunteers’ happiness is of paramount importance to us. As such, we are very much willing to get to the bottom of any actual problems that might arise. Tom Pastorius Vice President...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Oct 18, 2012    tim edwards
misbehave and fraud
Hello
I am one of the volunteer working in Nepal under the projects abroad.
I have some serious problems or issue regarding the management of this organization.
Currently I am in chitwan district of Nepal staying in the relatives of assistant manager nearby his house.<...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Feb 10, 2012    mdunhappy
Abusing poverty to gain income
Absolutely have to agree with above comments. Went to Nepal last year as a fully qualified physician with some physician colleagues - at the time of application the website suggested we would be working with the poor and would be provided with translators (so we could be somewhat effective...

Projects Abroad

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Posted: Jan 13, 2012    Greg Thomson
Terrible Organization
Please email me at gregthomson@projects-abroad. co. uk Thank you. Greg Thomson Operations Director Projects Abroad...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Jan 12, 2012    4thekids
Terrible Organization
Social Care in Jamaica

I spent two months at a Children's home in Mandeville. I was really excited to work with children, the greater was my disappointment when I realized what work was gonna be like! The staff members at the placement (except one of them) were not intereste...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Dec 30, 2011    ptinbolivia
Abusing poverty to gain income
Thanks for the tip, I wish I had known everything you just said before I went though. That's why I'm upset, the website makes it look like it IS a charity organization (call me stupid but I thought it was a non profit before I went), and takes advantage of people like me (there are many ot...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Dec 29, 2011    laurent_albert
Abusing poverty to gain income
Projects-abroad is a pure profit company: they sell poverty and solidarity. Their customers paid for that: they want to be volunteer, to live an adventure but "all-included" and something well organized. Their job is to make money, don't complain that they don't give enough to hospital or the hosting families, they are not a charity organization ...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 12, 2011    TeacherEm84
Abusing poverty to gain income
I agree! I just spent $2, 400 to volunteer in an orphanage in Jamaica. When I got there we were told by the orphange staff members that there was no need for more volunteers. Of course Projects Abroad said there was still a need because I was realized this is a company out for a profit. Ja...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 8, 2011    ptinbolivia
Abusing poverty to gain income
I also agree Projects Abroad is not a well run organization, that likely is not spending money where it is most needed. I also don't agree with having so many different types of projects at a location that they are unable to focus on the needs of any. It's possible they do better work in c...

Projects Abroad

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jun 26, 2011    EdisonFL
Abusing poverty to gain income
I agree, I worked with projects abroad personally as a staff memeber, the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer, projects abroad is way to expensive, and a FRAUD

Projects Abroad

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 4, 2011    MP75
Abusing poverty to gain income
After visiting Arusha in Tanzania to visit local projects, such as schools and orphanages, I visited one specific orphanage where it became clear to me that Projects Abroad, an UK based organization (say Company), sends volunteers there to help at the home and school and stay with local ho...

IVHQ

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: May 29, 2011    Alyssa Spence
refused to refund registration
I volunteered with IVHQ in Tanzania this past September for 3 months and I have got to say that it was the best trip I have ever been on. I felt so safe while I was there and never once felt that I was in danger. The fees were very, very, very fair compared to the almost $5000 Projects Abr...

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