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Parents take on the Inca Trail

The Quest Overseas Parents’ Adventure is in full swing and time is absolutely flying. After spending time in the stunning Galapaogos Islands, snorkelling, relaxing and getting up close and personal with some fantastic wildlife, the intrepid bunch headed down to Lima in Peru to visit Villa Maria, our longest running project. Tomorrow they will be […]

Irish Employers call for compulsory Gap Year

Several Irish employers are calling for the introduction of a compulsory ‘gap year’.  It is felt that students are not ready for life after being ‘spoon fed’ information through school.  A ‘gap year’ will enable them to develop key life skills and the experiences of volunteering could make for an easier transition from School to […]

Gap year fair at Brighton & Hove High School today!

Wish this was you….? If you are interested in taking a Gap Year and want to find out more about what your options are why not come along to the Gap Year Fair being held at Brighton and Hove High School this afternoon. We will be there (amongst other Gap Year providers) so if you […]

Bolivia Project featured … in The Sun!

It gets a lot of stick, but is still one of Britain’s most read rags, and now it’s featuring our animal project! The Sun featured an article on the Inti Wara Yassi wild animal refuges yesterday, we’re quite pleased! Read the article in The Sun here Click here to learn how to take part in […]

Thanks Watson Wyatt from Villa Maria

Funds raised by the Watson Wyatt fundraising event are starting to be spent in Villa Maria. The first step was to improve the facilities of the local school, where children who otherwise would not be able to go to school receive free education. The video above is of the project director, Alejandro, installing TVs into […]

LTT and the electric free fridge

We have all seen wine thermos flasks to keep our white wine chilled on a hot day. Quite how they work has never been of much interest…… until now. The very same heat exchange that cools your wine or beer can be used to keep vegetables fresh for weeks at a time. In Tanzania farming […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON!

Today we are celebrating Chief Expedition Leader and Marketing Manager Simon Tierney’s Birthday. !HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY SIMON! Simon with the Munathi village in Kenya on our Kenya WaterRelief Project. Simon entertaining in Villa Maria. Simon on expedition on the vast Salt Pans of Bolivia.

Danilo’s Diet Challenge – Latest News

Danilo, one of our longest serving local staff at our children’s project in Villa Maria, Peru, has promised to lose 40kgs by the end of March. One month into the challenge, he has already dropped 10 kilos – well done Danilo. The above video is a bit long, but WELL WORTH a watch. Once you’re […]

Hippos, the new Kings of the jungle?

That’s right it’s time for Simba, Mufasa and their buddies to move on over.  Hippos are king in Africa!  They are widely considered the most dangerous large mammal in Africa due to their aggressive nature when weaning calves.  But pictures from the Guardian will make crocs quake in their boots! See hippos on both our […]

RSPB Feed the Birds Day

This weekend marks the RSPB’s Feed the Birds Day – which has been set up to remind us all about all the things we can do to help birds and other garden wildlife through the winter. The RSPBs Top 5 Tips for helping your friendly garden neighbours are as follows: We’re pretty good at providing […]