24 Feb 2014 10:33, 5 months ago

Notes from the field - Matty in Sucre, Bolivia

Hola everyone! Having read some fantastic blog reports from the Villa Maria GAP team 2014, I felt it was about time there was a report from a Quest Leader 'in the field'!

My name is Matty and I am currently in the beautiful Bolivian City of Sucre.

Sucre has a chilled out, relaxed atmosphere that I have (as of now) been unable to find in the rest of Bolivia. From the multitude of funky little cafes, stunning plazas and breathtaking architecture, Sucre really is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some of the best aspects of Bolivian culture.

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10 Feb 2014 16:33, 5 months, 2 weeks ago

A day in the life of a Villa Maria volunteer

A Day in the Life of a Villa Maria Volunteer

By Tilly Danby and Zoe Kayton

Ten alarm clocks sound at 6.15 am and the team awakens with the good intention of going for a jog. On a usual day about half us will actually leave the cosy confines of our beds and head out with Pato in the lead.

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5 Nov 2013 09:38, 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Quest Parents getting in on the action

Quest Overseas is predominantly a gap year organisation, but once a year we give a chance to the parents of our volunteers to get a piece of the action. This year six keen kids at heart took part in our South America Parents Expedition, getting active in the Ecuadorian cloud forests and on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but also treating themselves to a bit of luxury, such as an unforgettable cruise through the Galapagos islands.

They also got stuck in at one of our projects, in the shanty towns of Villa Maria, Peru. The video above shows the fruits of their labours - building a house for a family in just 24 hours, well done guys!

Contact us to find out about our 2014 Parents' expeditions.

15 Aug 2013 10:25, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

And the Quest Peru Pop Idol winner is...

Super Junior!!!!???

 

After a month of fierce competition during their project work in the shanty town of Villa Maria, the local Pop Idol competition (or Peru's equivalent at least - Yo Soy!) finally brought out a winner. Super Junior (?) is the artist, but can you work out which of our volunteers is behind the mask??? Congratulations to you, whoever you are!!

Click here to see all the Yo Soy videos from our Villa Maria team this summer.

Click here to find out how to join our project team next summer

7 Aug 2013 10:44, 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Quest Recreates Pop Idol in Peru

So far there has been Beyonce, Brittany, Ricky Martin and many more. Our Quest Villa Maria team has been working hard building houses in the shanty towns of Lima during the week, but weekends have been about entertaining the masses - do they know what has hit them??? Copying the Peruvian equivalent of Pop Idol - Yo Soy! - our team have been driving the young boys and girls wild out there!

With just a week to go until their project ends, we must has a winner this weekend. Follow their progress on the Facebook link to see more videos.

Click here to find out how to join our team next summer.