Entries by aoa

Home Of Hope – South Africa Childcare Volunteer Story

iKhaya le Themba – home of hope. And it’s definitely a home of hope. – for the children, the teachers, and the volunteers. I’ve been there for one month and it was indescribable how many power the children gave me. They welcomed us since the very first moment and included us in their community. Even […]


I’m frequently asked about volunteering overseas, and unfortunately I don’t know much about it. So today, I’m turning the blog over to friend and volunteer tourism expert Shannon O’Donnell from the blog A Little Adrift. She’s been volunteering around the world for years and recently published a book on the subject. She’s the expert, so […]

Tourism & Support For Marine Conservation

My name is Kyle Salek, I am an Environmental Geography student at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. It is my goal to become a Marine Scientist specializing in megafauna. I believe that making scientific data accessible and digestible to the public is an incredibly important role that young scientists must take initiative in, […]

A Family Volunteering Story

  What difference can one person make? Quite a lot, it turns out.   Our family decided to spend the summer holidays volunteering in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Eswatini has the dubious title of having the highest HIV rates in the world. We would be working in Neighbourhood Care Points set up by All Out Africa […]

Mozambican school children explore marine biology in Tofo with AOA Marine Research Centre and Biofund Inhambane

Following the awesome success of our capacity-building AOA funded places on marine field techniques courses for Mozambican university students, we at the AOA MRC thought we wouldn’t stop there.  We partnered with the awesome Biofund initiative to bring school children from all over Inhambane province to Tofo for the day for a marine biology experience […]

Lifeguard Project – Nhatofo Salva Vidas

All Out Africa has programs throughout Southern Africa that promote education, health and improving the general well being of the communities we work in. Sometimes we just can’t reach everyone- but luckily we have an amazing staff that takes it upon themselves to fill the gaps. That is very much what has happened in Mozambique, […]

International University Field Courses welcome Mozambican Students at AOA MRC

All Out Africa (AOA) Marine Research Centre (MRC) is busy every northern hemisphere summer/southern hemisphere winter season running several international university field courses in marine biology and marine field techniques.  Students come from the USA and Canada bringing with them professors from their own universities, to learn in our Tofo-based offices and work with our […]

Lessons Learned – Nutrition Intern

If you were to tell me one year ago that I would be partaking in an independent nutrition internship in the Kingdom of eSwatini for five weeks this summer, I would have clearly not believed you. To be fair, though, even the country went by a different name then. The future truly is unpredictable. This […]