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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 […]

Walls, sack races & porridge in Malawi

Internet is not of the best quality in Malawi, so thanks very much for this note from our Malawi Gappers – sounds and looks like they’re having a whale of a time! Update from Malawi Quest team in Nancholi, Blantyre: So, we’ve been busy! Yesterday we organised a local sports day for the children… All […]

Walls, sack races & porridge in Malawi

Internet is not of the best quality in Malawi, so thanks very much for this note from our Malawi Gappers – sounds and looks like they’re having a whale of a time! Update from Malawi Quest team in Nancholi, Blantyre: So, we’ve been busy! Yesterday we organised a local sports day for the children… All […]

Quest Parents getting in on the action

Quest Overseas is predominantly a gap year organisation, but once a year we give a chance to the parents of our volunteers to get a piece of the action. This year six keen kids at heart took part in our South America Parents Expedition, getting active in the Ecuadorian cloud forests and on the Inca […]

Expedition Team Update – Peru onto Bolivia

Thanks to Natalie and Stephanie for the latest update. After surviving the perils of the Colca Canyon trek – in cluding earthquakes, landslides and one very hungry alpaca – we headed back to Arequipa for a day. There, we took delight in sleeping in real beds and eating food that wasn’t trail mix or porridge! […]

News from the Peruvian Amazon – Manu Team Update

Still no photos I’m afraid, jungle internet not being too kind to our team. Do read on however to get a taster of the team’s work so far. With not a single team member being spared a restless sleep, Wednesday we departed for Reynaldo’s house, an award winning conservationist, where we were given a brief […]

Life in the Jungle

    Bolivia Team Updates are like buses it seems….  We wait with anticipation for what seems like eternity and suddenly, a wave of tales and photos come in all at once!!  We will forgive them as internet and electricity are a little scarce in the Animal Parks where they have been working away…  Alas […]