Week 3 has mainly consisted of work. Both groups made good progress building the toilets for the chosen families and are well on the way to completing them. Teaching at KidTEA has been so much fun, although the we didn’t get the opportunity to teach there as much as we would’ve liked to, it’s been… Read More


Today Holly and I said our final goodbyes to turtle cove and all of the amazing volunteers on Nosy Komba. The past 10 weeks have gone by in a blink of an eye! I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am to have had this experience especially getting to share it with a… Read More


  After arriving in the late afternoon on Monday from our weekend of island hopping, The Leapers were ready get back to work. But no before we celebrated Pepe´s birthday party! Pepe works at the hacienda and has been helping and directing us for the past week. We signed an ´I love boobies!´ shirt (blue-footed… Read More


The past week has passed incredibly quickly, and we can’t believe that we are already approaching our half way point! After having a leisurely weekend, we started our placement at Machwa pre and primary school, where I am doing my internship. When we arrived at the school we were surprised by how clean and well… Read More


  T.I.A One week in and we are now settling into the African ways of life. Freezing cold showers: 8, car breakdowns: 2, dormitory buildings in process: 1, Screams ( resulting from bugs, lizards, cold showers… main culprit is miss Katie and lucia…too many to count). After Izzi and Charlie missed their flight we all… Read More


Hello all, What a week I have had, it has been all go, go, go! Excitement grew as we left Nelspruit airport, (complete with a thatched roof!) to set off for Kwa Madwala home for the next ten weeks! A few minutes into the reserve we saw a herd of impala and to everyone’s excitement… Read More


Our first week in Ecuador has been an incredible one. After a late night arrival in Quito I met Fenner, the team leader. He immediately stood out as being extremely charismatic, and as he says, ¨overbearingly optimistic¨. Meeting my Team That same night I met Dylan, a fellow leaper who had been travelling in Ecuador… Read More