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Things you collect while travelling – a carnival costume?!

We’ve all collected a few bizarre souvenirs while travelling, this has got to be pretty high on the “what were you thinking” list! Our Brazil Gap Team are partway through their project phase at the moment however everyone in Brazil takes a few days off for Carnival (this weekend). The Mangueira district in Rio where […]

Things you collect while travelling – a carnival costume?!

We’ve all collected a few bizarre souvenirs while travelling, this has got to be pretty high on the “what were you thinking” list! Our Brazil Gap Team are partway through their project phase at the moment however everyone in Brazil takes a few days off for Carnival (this weekend). The Mangueira district in Rio where […]

Working hard in the hot sun – Villa Maria update

Yet another update from our hard working girls in Villa Maria, courtesy of Deborah Owen – thanks and keep up the good work! After a manic first few days getting used to Villa Maria and attempting to impress at Domingos Familiares, we settled into the weekly routine. A record 3 film nights in one week […]

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 […]

Farewell to Nena in Villa Maria

Anyone who has been to Villa Maria in the last 8 years will remember the beloved Nena, long suffering pet to the project and company for Lucho. Sadly, she died last week, which is an extremely sad piece of news, especially for all those which support the project year round in Lima. Nena was one […]

Malawi Gap – settling in

Our intrepid Malawi gappers have officially been welcomed to Chimwemwe township, where they’ll be spending the majority of their time over 6 weeks volunteering with Joshua Orphan and Community Care in Malawi.  Although the weather has been less than welcoming (being rainy season!), the community have more than made up for this with their own […]

Gappers – all settling into Rio, Peru, and Malawi

Three of our 2013 gap year teams are settling nicely into their new environments, on their 3-month exciting adventures in Malawi, Rio and Villa Maria, Peru… Our intrepid Malawi gappers have officially been welcomed to Chimwemwe township, where they’ll be spending the majority of their time over 6 weeks volunteering with Joshua Orphan and Community […]

Malawi Gap #2 – baggage delay and renaming

A note care of Darcy… Muli bwanji everyone! We safely arrived here on Saturday, extremely tired I think it would be fair to say. After our initial excitement after following Steve Jones (T4 presenter) all the way to Lilongwe, we met Joe our project leader. Inevitably, someone’s bag had to get lost, and poor Darcy […]

Malawi Feeding Centre taking shape

Hello from Malawi! Having entered our second week of our journey here in Africa, we’re happy to say that we’ve made major progress on the building of the feeding centre. It’s amazing to see the difference – as of last week we could barely see a structure standing and now the building is starting to […]

Video Footage from Villa Maria Team in Peru

Just over a week into their time at our project in Villa Maria and our team has been keeping very busy! Stage shows, funfairs, community outreach and even a bit of international relations with the local mayoress – well done guys! Click here to find out about how to join our Gap Expedition to Villa […]