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Author: Nigel Pegler

crees volunteers – all together

crees volunteers – all together

  Finally we are all together, we all got together at crees headquaters and Nicola and Andy ran us through what we would be doing for the next two weeks at Shipetiari although I will be leaving after a week with Nic to go back to the MLC so that I can work on the community programme, biogardens etc and meet Renaldo the rain forest hero! Tomorrow at 6.30 we leave for a journey to the jungle, we will climb…

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Chilling in Cusco

Chilling in Cusco

Today is a fairly laid back with all of the volunteers and interns assembling at the hotel, some of us who arrived earlier went out for lunch and a bit of shopping and we are all going out for a meal later. We are in Cusco tomorrow and Wednesday our journey to the rainforest begins, then the hard work! From what I hear we will be off grid for two weeks so if I stop blogging there is a good…

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Volunteer Nigel`s update on his placement in Peru

Volunteer Nigel`s update on his placement in Peru

    Well I think I`ve done everything I need to do before I fly to Peru on July 12th and as luck would have it there was a programme on BBC2 last night . . . I bought a rainforest and it was filmed in and around the Manu national park and at the crees project in Peru, to say I am excited after watching it would be an understatement but of course I am now getting nervous about…

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well I’ve gone and done it again! – by volunteer Nigel

well I’ve gone and done it again! – by volunteer Nigel

….volunteered that is, I’m off to Peru in July to spend 32 days working with crees the people and places partner in Peru, to be honest I didn’t know if there was anything I could do in Peru but after Kate spoke to Crees there is apparently quite a lot I can do!         I will be based at the Manu Learning Centre in the Amazon rain forest not bad is it!

my favourite place to volunteer – Dianne in Kenya

my favourite place to volunteer – Dianne in Kenya

  Last month I returned to Kenya to re-visit Gede Special School and to meet up again with our local partners Damian and Ken.  I last went to Kenya in 2012, right in the middle of the Kenyan teachers’ strike, so although I had visited the school before and met the Head-teacher, I had not met any of the staff or children or had the chance to see the school in action.  This trip, I went there with Yvonne – I…

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volunteering in Peru, things to do

volunteering in Peru, things to do

accommodation in Peru   Well today has been busy, apart from problems at work to sort out I have been in contact with Kate who has now introduced me to Alex at crees and I have been goggling flights to Peru, being a pessimist or as I like to call it an optimist with experience, I am endeavoring to get to Cusco a day early and leave a day later in case there are any problems with flights as I…

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So I am off to Peru!

So I am off to Peru!

  So after talking about it for far too long I have decided to get off my butt and do some more volunteering, as Editor of the newsletter it is about time I hear you say, problem is to volunteer in Peru I need to spend 32 days on the project and spend about 2 days each way travelling and as the project dates start during school term time and being a Site manager of two schools I needed permission…

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Adama graduates

Adama graduates

Among Adama’s many achievements a list of which can be found on Harold Goodwin’s blog he has now graduated with an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. I have been fortunate enough to meet Adama on a couple of occasions when he has visited England and when I spent a month volunteering in The Gambia. He struck me as a man who gets things done and I know he has huge respect from the people he works with in The Gambia.

“Don’t pre-judge” – says volunteer Lesley

“Don’t pre-judge” – says volunteer Lesley

          I simply didn’t get it. For many years I really did not understand what colour prejudice is all about. After all, surely the colour of someone’s skin is unimportant? It’s the quality of the person within that’s the important factor. But that was before I went to South Africa.