Hey there, I’m Ellie; a 22-year-old music lover from North Yorkshire, I like to think I’m a people person and a team player! Studying at University while working part-time has given me the confidence to get stuck into challenges that I am faced with. I have saved since being a student, which as you may… Read More

After arriving to the blistering heat of Kuching airport on January 5th and meeting our guide Seth the group quickly inquired about food. Despite having had about six meals (on and off flight food) and being sat down for the best part of 18 hours we still felt compelled to feed ourselves. We headed to… Read More

Hi, my name is Isla Stenhouse and I’m 19 years old and am only days away from setting off on an adventure of a life time. I decided to take a gap year because I wanted to experience the world outside of education that has made up the majority of my life for 18 years… Read More

Melvin and his sister Madalyn – members of our new host family – stood to greet us as our boat slid up to shore on Ticao Island.  He then took those of us staying with him – Florence, Mikaela, and myself – down the beach a little way to his village.  Along the way we… Read More

I read in the Lonely Planet guide to The Philippines that Filipinos are shockingly friendly.  This was proved entirely true during our stay with the Bartilet Family – Philip, Angel, and their five sons – in Bulusan. We spent mornings and early afternoons contributing to community projects: ground improvements at the lake, planting trees to… Read More

Coming out of the tree-enclosed path from the village to the beach I was taken aback by the view: a palm-tree lined empty, white beach with glistening turquoise waters.  We looked at each other, exchanging glances of astonishment as if to say ‘we get to spend five days here?!’ before charging onto the beach to dip… Read More

 After an exciting few days exploring Mulu National Park we were back to work.  Though we’d recently finished a week of hard labor, many of us articulated that we were actually more nervous for the upcoming project: teaching English. The school we helped is run by Borneo Child Aid, an organization that provides education to… Read More