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Who are Quest Overseas? Part 2.

Waang’waray East Africa Expedition Volunteer Ambue Ari Project, Bolivia Carnival Swaziland Tanzania projects Mangueira, Brazil Fair Trade partners QUEST OVERSEAS Excellent Development Andean Expedition Malawi Children Kenya Ethical Volunteering East Africa Expedition Malawi Quest4Change Gap Years Inti Wara Yassi Brazil ethical Rainforest Concern africa Summer Trips South America Joshua Orphan Care Trust Tanzania gap year […]

Kenya Summer Team Update 1 – getting stuck into work!

Getting stuck in… Day One: Gabby arrives early to meet Alix and Richard in Nairobi, then take’s a taxi to a backpackers lodge twenty minutes from the airport to await the arrival of Rosa later that night. Day Two: We have a long wait in the airport café for the rest of the team to […]

Villa Maria Team Photos

We’re keenly waiting for a written update from the guys out working on our project in Lima this summer (they claim they are working too hard…), but in the meantime here are a few photos to give you an idea of what is to come. Here we have a demonstration of the professional blueprints they […]

Bolivia Team Finally out of the jungle – update

Six weeks all crammed into a few lines, prepare yourselves… The private bus journey from La Paz to Rurrenebaque consisted of 18 hours of extreme Bolivian Boy Racing around cliff edges. ´Sit on the left´ is the advice is you want to stare death in the face. Suprisingly only one Questy member hurled, whether this […]

Successful businessmen who didn’t need uni

  So we’re told that university is the path to a good career and a successful life. Yes that’s true for many but it’s definitely not for everyone. Here are a few names who didn’t finish uni, but didn’t do too badly for themselves either: Sir Alan Sugar Sir Richard Branson Bill Gates Bernie Ecclestone […]

Why pay to volunteer?

Why should I pay to Volunteer on a Quest Overseas Project? It’s not an uncommon question – if I am giving my time why do they also need my money? Below is a brief summary of where the money goes on a Quest Overseas project.  To start with it pays for your lodging, transport, activities […]

Thanks from Malawi

  As all of the Malawi summer team this year can testify, Malawi really is the warm heart of Africa. The welcome we had in Pensulo was amazing and more than a few tears were shed when we said goodbye last week. Congratulations and huge thanks to the team for all their hard work and […]

Snapshots from the Malawi Project

A brief insight into the Malawi project 2010… Constructing the waiting area for the clinic in Pensulo…. Working at the feeding centre…. Teaching first aid, sign language, dance and theatre with the local Scouts… Playing (and watching) football matches with the youth group and against local teams… Organising a sports day for primary school children… […]

www.freerice.com

Why not improve your vocabulary, learn a language or brush up on your maths skills whilst donating grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme to help end hunger. For each question you answer correctly, www.freerice.com donates 20 grains of rice to the WFP to be distributed in areas which need it most. […]

Expedition British Standard Layman’s Guide

A few years ago, the British Standards Institute brought out a standard for overseas expeditions, known as BS8848 (8848 is the height in metres of Everest). The standard itself was made up of a hefty tome of a document, well over a hundred pages long. While those who actually ran expeditions may take the time […]