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‘A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.’  FOREST E. WITCRAFT

‘A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.’ FOREST E. WITCRAFT

Back in the summer of 2013, my life changed when I decided to volunteer abroad for the first time. I was an unhappy and unfulfilled first-year University student who had contemplated dropping out on a near-daily basis. With Summer holidays just around the corner, I...
It’s not all about Cape Town

It’s not all about Cape Town

Sometimes, the best experiences are unplanned and unpredictable. If travelling has taught me anything it’s that going with the flow is the best mantra to live by. Going against my own advice, I pre-booked a ziplining canopy tour with some of the volunteers only to...
5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s Bay is the Western Cape’s best kept secret. This small seaside town offers both relaxing beaches and adrenaline pumping activities which makes it the perfect retreat for backpackers and families a like. Here is a list of five ‘must-do’s’ in and around Gordons...