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April 6, 2019

The developing journey with the TTV initiative facilitated a truly life changing experience. After finishing the program, I am truly taken aback at how much my perspective of the world has shifted. It was during my time out in The Gambia where I could see the invaluabl...

January 22, 2019

... clearly something about the Gambian experience opened something up within my writing.  While in England I'd struggled and hesitated for weeks just over the opening lines of my work, in Gunjur I could power through both of my pieces in a matter of days, from first d...

January 7, 2019

The Gunjur - Gambia. 7 - 21 August

In the summer of 2018, the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust helped me reach my goal, my goal was to experience a community unlike mine, and to offer teachings within. 

On arrival to the small village of Gunjur, I was apprehensive; I so...

September 15, 2018

Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre is a centre for wolves taken from illegal captivity and zoos.  There is one group of three brothers and five pairs, parents and mates. Their aim is to educate the public about wolves and the dangers they face, in both Portugal and Spain and...

May 23, 2018

The aim of this trip was to do some volunteering, which was not a part of the epidemic of “voluntourist” ventures frequently offered to gap year students, the majority of which I found expensive, commercialised and quite different from the unique experience I wished to...

February 22, 2018

I know Africa very well and have travelled it extensively, therefore I thought there were not many landscapes that could still take my breath away.  I was very mistaken.  Ol Ari Nyero conservancy sits with the Great African Rift Valley to the west and a great expanse o...

March 25, 2017

On a personal level, the benefits of taking a gap year were clear. I was able to travel to spectacular places I could not have otherwise visited, witness a whole range of different cultures and meet interesting people from all over the world.

Aside from a sense of perso...

The main purpose of our trip had been to see as much wildlife as possible, and we were not disappointed. We saw four species of lemur and four species of chameleon and countless other lizards along with an amazing variety of birds and fish. The somewhat unexpected part...

October 2, 2016

A gap year can prepare you mentally and physically by helping you improve life skills such as time management, communication and meeting new people.

The volunteers you meet are always friendly and easy to get to know. The memories and adventures you share together help...

September 23, 2016

I am confident that I will never forget my time in Fiji for so many reasons, living in paradise, learning to dive in one of the most biodiverse spots in the world, the people I met, the volleyball, the kava, the lobo, the night sky, learning about our coral and reef sy...

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