28 Jul 2014 11:44, 4 days, 17 hours ago

Latest from our Bolivia Team

Unfortunately jungle internet connection is preventing us from getting any photos for our team in Bolivia. This latest update from Laura Pike however is a pretty good illustration in itself!

Quest trip to The Pampas and travel to Ambue!

Aims:

1.       Two days of relaxing after 5 full on days on construction
2.       To spot as many animals as possible
3.       To travel to Ambue Ari

Introduction:

After a few hard days work on construction we were all looking forward to a couple of days off. The Pampas is an area of lowlands in South America consisting of rivers and jungle habitats.

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28 Jul 2014 11:33, 4 days, 17 hours ago

Latest update from Villa Maria

Thanks to Alex for our latest update

Day 5: Today was our first day of construction. We are building a house for a single mother and her son who has severe hip problems. The cost of his six operations has made the family very poor and for the last 15 years they have lived in a house made of cardboard that lets rain in. The sad reality is that they live near the top of huge hill strewn with rubble that is difficult to climb. We are all really excited to get started.

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9 Apr 2014 16:09, 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Quest Team Man the Water Station with Help from Portugual

Hello hello,

Brighton had a great Marathon on Sunday, with over 10.000 participants. Quest4Change marked its presence doing volunteer work. We had a water station at the end of the 6th mile, and me and my fellow Portuguese friends were there to help with the water station, as we are trying to get involved with the Brighton lifestyle and culture!! It was awesome to see so many athletes going so fast, giving everything they had. Most of them were there for the competition, but we also saw people who were there for fun, for example, dressed as Batman, Spiderman, dancers and also some of them with important messages like "Stop Violence" and "Fight Cancer". I think that the most important thing about this Marathon was the spirit of the participants (athletes and volunteers), because there was competition, a lot of fun and mutual respect.

 

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11 Mar 2014 17:27, 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Have you thought through your volunteer placement?

Volunteering overseas to help empoverished or orphaned children leaves little room for criticism, doesn't it?

This blog entry undoubtedly has a different feel to that of my last 'leader in the field' update from Sucre. It may well make a difficult read for some as I do not intend to hold back from some hard truths.

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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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