We arrived in Lake Manyara last Monday and went straight away to the Amani Orphanage, home to around 40 orphans, where we did some teaching. Tuesday morning was spent at the Women’s Institute helping with cooking before heading back to the orphanage after lunch. On Wednesday we visited a local Masai village and were dressed… Read More

Our fourth weekend started off with a bang as our squadie went off for a night at the circus! The Siem Reap Circus is made up of young people from all across Cambodia who have attended the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak or “The Brightness of the Arts” school, a Cambodian association which aims to improve… Read More

Hey everyone reading this week’s blog. Sorry it has been a bit of a while but sadly I haven’t had charge for my phone and so have found it difficult to write entries, but now I have a charger again so that will change, I promise. Okay where do I start ? So Coparaque was… Read More

Last week was spent volunteering at Machwa School. A day and boarding school for over 300 pupils which was for us a stark contrast to some of the other schools we have seen. We helped out making plaster for the girls new dormitories and planting trees. We helped out with serving lunch most days and… Read More

So this week we started our surfing lessons. We were all extremely excited to be getting out in to the water to finally learn how to surf. The first day was extremely frustrating for everyone I believe as the majority of us couldn’t get up on to our boards until near the end of the… Read More

So last weekend, as expected we spent Saturday lying by a very nice pool at a very nice hotel and I enjoyed a very nice grilled ham and cheese sandwich and a mango smoothie! On Sunday Keira, Marina, Jaz, Toby, India, Jasper and I ventured to the war museum whilst Ruby, Kirsty and Amelia went… Read More

What a happy week… It’s been incredible in every way imaginable – from adorable school children and thank you ceremonies to an amazing artisan market in Otavalo which blew our minds completely and to end, a goodbye party with people from our amazing community here in Agato. We finished work at the school in Peguche… Read More

So, this week started off with all of us heading of to Montezuma to work with ASVO on their turtle conservation project. I will say the general vibe about going was a negative one as we all felt quite settled at Jakera and now we are going to a new place for 4 days. But… 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

We have spent the last week volunteering at the Jane Olevolos Orphan Centre outside of Arusha. The orphanage is home to 42 orphans who range in age from babies to those who attend university. Monday to Thursday was spent gardening; planting vegetables for the children with some of us helping with cooking the children’s lunch.… Read More