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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 […]

How to deal with a man cold

We’ve had it on here before, but with the cold weather coming on, we felt it our civic duty to help women and men alike prepare for the onset of the plague better known as Man Cold. If the world’s greatest minds spent more time looking for a cure for this rather than all those […]

Flamingos in Performance Art Installation

An awesome opportunity of a shot for wildlife photographer Robert Haas… Who knew flamingos were artistic?? Having got rather excited by this photo on a Friday afternoon, we googled a few other flamingo fun facts for your edification… Did you know? – Their pink colour comes from the beta-carotene in their diets (found in shrimp […]

Quest Overseas Reunion – Going ahead!

Here at Quest Overseas we’ve never been ones to let a bit of bad weather get in the way of a good party and as such we just want to confirm for you all that the Quest Overseas reunion in Clapham this Sunday, 19th December will definitly be going ahead despite the snowy conditions! If […]

Quest Office Christmas Opening

Well providing we can all get across the country to visit our respective families in this snowy weather, the Quest office will be closed for a few days over Christmas and New Years. Please see below for our office opening hours. THURSDAY 23rd DECEMBER – OPEN AS USUAL FRIDAY 24th DECEMBER – CLOSED MONDAY 27th […]

Supporting a Teacher for Villa Maria

A big thank you to Selsey Walking Group, including Katie’s aunt, who have raised £120 which will support a teacher in the Quest school in Villa Maria for a year.  Achievements like this are massively important in determining the success of the school – the building may be built, but without support for the teachers, it can’t fulfil […]