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Lost in the Jungle – Bolivia Team Update from Matt

Since we were last in touch, we have now visited three of the 5 parks that Inti Wara Yassi are in charge of. We have worked with Pumas, worked with monkeys, carried rocks and sand and had a couple of adventures along the way.   Our first stop was the new park Jacj Cuisi near […]

Lucy King single-handedly saves the Elephants!

Okay, maybe that title is a little bold… but she has more than done her bit though. Ex Quest Overseas Africa director Lucy King has been working on a method of protecting both elephants and local farms in Kenya, as part of her PhD study. After discovering that elephants are scared of bees, they have […]

Lucy King single-handedly saves the Elephants!

Okay, maybe that title is a little bold… but she has more than done her bit though. Ex Quest Overseas Africa director Lucy King has been working on a method of protecting both elephants and local farms in Kenya, as part of her PhD study. After discovering that elephants are scared of bees, they have […]

Sophie Throsby Malawi Gap Update

After another week of mixing cement, plastering, brick carrying and painting we were meant to head to Lake Malawi, but due to the non-African weather we had to replace it with the second best idea- Food Weekend! This involved eating cereal in the internet café, pizza for lunch, ice cream, chips, sweets, more ice cream, […]

Sophie Throsby Malawi Gap Update

After another week of mixing cement, plastering, brick carrying and painting we were meant to head to Lake Malawi, but due to the non-African weather we had to replace it with the second best idea- Food Weekend! This involved eating cereal in the internet café, pizza for lunch, ice cream, chips, sweets, more ice cream, […]

Quest Team come 6th in Rio Carnival Contest!

The Mangueira samba school, one of the most famous in Rio, has sweated and toiled throughout the year to compete in the carnival parade. Our valiant Rio Quest team has been working in the Mangueira favela this last month, and the culmination to their work was to compete with the Mangueira team in the Rio […]

Orange fights in Italy

The little town of Ivrea in Northern Italy descended into Carnival madness with orange fights causing bruises and black eyes every year. This year Heather from the Quest4Change charity was there to get involved in a bit of a battle. Ivrea is a small town which celebrates the chopping off of the head of an […]

Quest Team come 6th in Rio Carnival Contest!

The Mangueira samba school, one of the most famous in Rio, has sweated and toiled throughout the year to compete in the carnival parade. Our valiant Rio Quest team has been working in the Mangueira favela this last month, and the culmination to their work was to compete with the Mangueira team in the Rio […]

Orange fights in Italy

The little town of Ivrea in Northern Italy descended into Carnival madness with orange fights causing bruises and black eyes every year. This year Heather from the Quest4Change charity was there to get involved in a bit of a battle. Ivrea is a small town which celebrates the chopping off of the head of an […]

Rio Language Phase 2009 by Rachel Brown

For the first 3 weeks of our time in Brazil, we had Portuguese lessons to prepare us for the rest of our trip. I thought this was really useful, as the project phase is spent working with kids, and so being able to communicate is essential for getting the most out of it. Also, just […]