We arrived in Moshi on Sunday after a two hour van drive. On Monday we had a tour of the town and was shown where all the amenities such as the bank were, it’s a much smaller town than Arusha and easy and safe to walk around. I needed to go to a bureau de… Read More


On Monday we continued at Rau Primary School with me and Harry working on the toilet again. Sadly despite hiring a better builder and pulling out al of the stops we didn’t complete the toilet block this week. All of the walls are currently five foot high and it will be completely by the next… Read More


Think you’ve missed the boat on Gap Years? Think again! If you are at university and are looking for something exciting and worthwhile to do during your holidays, or your are a recent graduate resisting the rat race and you fancy doing something more challenging than lazing on a beach with your mates, then venture… Read More


September’s South Africa team did us proud by using their Leap donation to help at-risk children in the townships near to Kwa Madwala. After spending a week teaching at Mjokwane School they felt they wanted to give something extra to the kids, many of whom had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. After interviewing the children… Read More


I’m sorry I havnet been in touch for a while, internet access has been hard to come by! I’ll try and fill you in on what ive been up too since week 2… On Sunday we moved on from the town of Arusha to Lake Manyara, I was quite glad to be heading to new… Read More


Hello Again from sunny Cambodia! Not really sure where to start …. ! It’s all a bit surreal in Phnom Penh, all of a sudden we have been taken out of our comfort zone and routine in Siem Reap and we are in the big city. This week has been a real eye opener and… Read More


We know January’s never the cheeriest month of the year, so how’s this for a silver lining to the snow clouds…If you or a member of your family has previously traveled with the Leap we will give you a not-to-be-scoffed-at £100 discount off your next placement with us. Alternatively, take 2 Leaps back to back… Read More


It’s week 2 in Tanzania and we have been working at three different orphanages. Firstly between Monday and Wednesday we worked at Camp Joshua, where we built a cow shed. It may sound a strange thing to do at a Tanzanian Orphanage, but it was vital to provide shade for their two cows which give… Read More


Our placements are the perfect introduction to volunteering overseas, whether you’re already an international jet-setter or totally new to travel. Mix it up and discover talents and passions you never knew you had, whether it’s teaching AIDS orphans, running an eco-lodge in the Amazon Rainforest or tracking pods of dolphin in the Indian Ocean, The… Read More


As you all know I’m off on my gap year, travelling in East Africa until early May! I’m going to be in Tanzania volunteering with The Leap for the majority but may try and venture into Malawi and possibly Kenya before coming home…we shall see how it goes. The team arrived in Nairobi at 6.30… Read More