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 […]

A Long Walk for Malawi

This Sunday saw the inaugral fundraising “Walk for Malawi” in aid of our project partner Joshua Orphan and Community Care. Quest’s Sarah & Heather took up the challenge joined by Tom Faith and conquered a mammoth 23mile round trip across the South Downs Way to and from Eastbourne. Starting from a pub in Eastbourne at […]

Fundraiser for our Bolivia Project in London

For all of you which took part in our Bolivia project over the past 8 years, this could be for you. The project’s charity – Inti Wara Yassi – are holding a fundraising event in London on Friday 8th October 2010, in honour of Nena’s visit to the UK. It’s taking place at the Artesian Well, […]

Gap Fairs this week in Reading and Oxford

If you are thinking of taking a Gap Year but are not sure what your options are then why not come along to one of the two Gap Year Fairs happening in Reading and Oxford this week. A whole range of Gap Year providers will be there, including ourselves to answer any of your questions. […]

Gap Year Fair at Ampleforth College this Friday

Ampleforth College near York will be hosting a Gap Year Fair this Friday. If you want to find out what your Gap Year options are, perhaps find out more about our projects and expeditions in South America and Africa, or just get some advice on travelling to these continents then why not come and say […]

An Excellent report

  This summer Johny Wood from Excellent Development came away to work alongside the 17-strong Quest Kenya 2010 team in the Kibwezi District, bordering Tsavo East National Park. They spent six weeks mixing cement, carrying rocks, sand and water, and doing a little bit of teaching, football and safari-ing on the side. Team 2010 did […]

Construction project in Peru continues

This is a video of the latest house built at our shanty town project in Villa Maria, Lima. Thanks to the support of an ex student, we received the funds to be able to build this house for Eva Suarez, who is more commonly known as Beckham, because of her fancy football skills. Since this […]

Congratulations to the Livingstone Tanzania Trust

Congratulations go to our project partner out in Tanzania, the Livingstone Tanzania Trust, who’s work developing a sustainable school farm at Waang’waray Primary School has culminated in being awarded the accolade “Best Farm in Babati District 2010”. The farm demonstrates to the wider community different ways of farming that can help them grow their way […]

Updates from Marangu, Tanzania

After completing a succesful school project at Nkoaranga Secondary School, near Arusha, Tanzania, our leaders Alix and Pete made the short journey over to Marangu, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro to check out the work that was done by Quest Overseas in conjunction with the Village Education Project (Kilimanjaro) – VEPK. It’s great to see […]