More British students are seeking voluntary working placements abroad, according to the world’s largest volunteering organisation, Projects Abroad.
Dr Peter Slowe, erstwhile economic policy advisor to Tony Blair and current
Director of Projects Abroad, said: “The record
number of A-level passes that are being awarded has resulted in 700,000 students seeking only 480,000 university places. Many young people have realised that volunteering in the developing world is an excellent way to step off the educational treadmill and broaden their outlook, life skills and general education, while enriching the lives of others.”