Hey guys! A week ago I touched down in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and what a week it has been. I was greeted by both a wall of heat and humidity, and the lovely Cambodian Leap team, and taken to a hostel not too far from the town centre. Soon enough, all the Leapers were getting… Read More

We have spent the last week in the rural community of Coporaque. Located deep in the Colca Canyon, it is a far cry from Arequipa. We spent our remaining time there exploring Arequipa’s largest market on our day off. It’s an incredible spectacle of sound and smell: pig tongues hanging worryingly close to fruit stands,… Read More

We arrived in Sihanoukville in the afternoon on the Sunday. We spent the day relaxing after spending the previous night out in Phomn Penh. The next day we began volunteering at the local schools, as usual we split into two groups, my group went to a school named Computer Development Centre (CDC). Here we began… Read More

Our project for this week was nestled at the base of Mount Meru, a Maasai school in the most picturesque location. In our brief time at the school, we managed to complete the painting of the exterior wall, and we hope this gives the school and its community a more positive atmosphere in which to… Read More

As we are now at the halfway point I thought I’d share everyone’s experience of the trip so far! Emily: Best = Cascada de Peguche in Otovalo. Worst = Food Poisoning Laura Best = Hot Springs in Papallacta Worst = No water in Chilcapamba Ryan Best = Watching South American football finals in Quito Worst=… Read More

Work Continues with the Tsachila This week we continued our volunteering in the Tsachila village, which currently hosts us. We have been helping to improve the community sports facilities and spent some time clearing overgrown vegetation around the football pitch, but for the most part our work entailed walking into the jungle to cut down… Read More

Our lovely Leap blogger Mili is two weeks into her Team placement in Cambodia, and starting to get used to heat! This week we finished building the pumping well and the martial arts school for the Kro Bi Rei Village. It was quite satisfying carving ‘The Leap’ into the finished products, after many hours of… Read More

Hello Everyone! Today is the last day of our trip in Venezuela. Nine and a half weeks ago we arrived here apprehensively and now we´re all leaving knowing that we´ve all achieved so much. We´ve renovated the local primary school in Punta Morena, renovated Jakera Club and held classes for four weeks, continued reforestation work… Read More

Hi, This week has been really exciting; we have learned a lot from each other and about the customs of Ecuadorians. Today the last team member (Rob) arrived safely and enjoyed a delicious breakfast for dinner we all shared! The team have been learning Spanish and started working on Monday in two different groups: 1.… Read More