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Villa Maria Expedition Update part 2

Sunday was a fairly early start for a day of ice climbing. Feelings were mixed about it in the group, many people apprehensive about what was to come. When we arrived we were immediately hit by the altitude, and so the idea of an hour walking uphill to get to the start wasn´t appreciated. We […]

Rio team update

Lencois/ Diamantina After a long, but eventful bus journey from the surfing town of Itacare we arrived in the scenic town of Lencois. Having checked into the hostel we met Puma, our guide, who briefed us on the plan for the forthcoming trek. Our 4×4 dropped us in what was the ´middle of nowhere´ and […]

Yachana update minus a photo!!! Tim sort it out!

We arrived at the airport at 4 am. Tired. After several games of Uno, we finally found Sophie wandering around the airport looking lost. Four of us got upgraded to business plus due to good looks and charm. The two ugly ones remained in economy surrounded by screaming children. Wondered out into Quito. Met some […]

Sarah Charlton – Tanzania Team South Africa Update

I guess we must all be pretty intense as we have officially emerged on the other side of Sabie, South Africa (the “adrenaline phase” of the trip) in one piece. That isn’t to say that we didn’t have some close calls – Lily falling off a log with a river tube around her waist about […]

Malawi GAP Team Preparations!

Everything is in full swing for the Malawi team’s arrival on 9th April. The foundations have been laid for the building work and materials have been bought and moved by human chain onto site. The team will be building staff housing for the new clinic that was built last year. Without this good quality housing […]

Peru Team Update – Charlie Leechman reports

So it was carnival in South America, but we didn’t want to ignore the British tradition of pancake day! Sophie’s cooking group stepped up and made us pancakes for breakfast (with the help of Alejandro and Danilo) on what we think was pancake day but there is still debate around that topic! Jon arrived just […]

Tanzania GAP team Jan-Feb 2009 what the volunteers had to say

Check out what our volunteers had to say after completing a new classroom in Tanzania.  The team of 10 volunteers spent 6 weeks working and living with the community. Follow the link to our Project Partners the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. “With only one day left in Babati, Tanzania, I cannot help but think back over […]

Tanzania latest Project update!

Photo’s coming soon, watch this space! What follows is a summary of some of the fantastic things we have got up to in the last few weeks, mostly taken from James with a bit of Tom and a sprinkling of Sophie:   The classroom and office that barely more than a month ago were nothing […]