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Beware of fake World Cup tickets

Only 254 days to go and FIFA are continuing warnings of fraudulent World Cup tickets currently being sold over the web.  They have also praised British efforts to stamp out such websites but it is still feared that 1000’s of fans will be caught out and disappointed.  The BBC commented that “In order to prevent […]

Internship Opportunities

If you’re looking for ways to get into the volunteering, expedition or travel industry, Quest Overseas may be able to help. We will shortly be looking for a new intern to get involved either in the operational or marketing side of our organisation (or even both). Working here is a lot of fun and our […]

Update from the Swazi team

I HATE ICELAND! It changed everything, everyone was late…Two arrived at two in Joburg from Nairobi, they were tall Toby and the often oblivious Dave, it was supposed to be three…where was Whalley? He had lost his passport in Nairobi airport and was pretty much an illegal citizen for 2 days! Zac Effron-esque hard rocker […]

Life – the fantastic new BBC series

Being huge fans of the previous BBC environmental and wildlife series Planet Earth and generally having a lot of love for David Attenborough in the office, it wasnt surprising that on Monday night we were all glued to our TVs to watch the new, spectacular wildlife series – Life. And it was fantastic – a […]

Run the Greenwich Santa Run for Quest4Change!

How do you fancy dressing as Santa Claus with over 2,000 other people and running, walking, skipping or jumping your way around Greenwich Park this December? Sounds like quite a bit of fun doesn’t it?  One of Quest4Change’s trustees Kunal Patel will be Santa-fied himself getting involved in this festive fundraiser and with a registration […]

Latin Frenzy Fun

The Quest Overseas and Quest4Change crew headed up to London on Tuesday night to support La Vida, a fantastic charity which aims to help further the development of Latin American economies through funding specific projects in health and education. The event was a huge success with over £7,500 raised for the charity.  We all had […]

World Food Day – 16th October 2009

Today marks World Food Day 2009 – originally proclaimed in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (the FAO) the aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The theme for World Food Day 2009 […]

Jane Goodall visits Inti Wara Yassi

Our Bolivian wild animal sanctuary project was incredibly fortunate last week to have a visit from UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall. She was visiting Bolivia as part of a South American tour, where she was giving talks to many different groups of people about her work to help prevent the destruction of our planet. […]

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 […]