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Mad Chief 'Stays Classy' in California

Check out our MAD Chief in California as he hits the airwaves Ron Burgundy style to help promote this summer's projects to Peru, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa!

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 16th Jan 2015 in project news

How did this all get started anyway?

Once upon a time (in 1998) there was a gap year student from Newcastle upon Tyne called John. Wearing a tweed-jacket (John wanted to teach) and with a rucksack on his back John flew to Ghana, West Africa. During his time there he broke his ankle, become a chief, and got quite a Mad idea...

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 9th Jan 2015 in project news

Take a Team, Make a Difference

Meet Cathy, a resident of Gibraltar who rallied her community to gain the support and volunteers to go to Ghana and build a school. Could you be the next Cathy?

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 7th Jan 2015 in project news, university and student teams

You Know You Want to Bubugo

Hailed as the "Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of staggering beauty - a lush green land whose stunning, diverse countryside supports incredible wildlife - lions, elephants, cape buffalo, leopards, rhinoceros, and half of the world's population of Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Become part of a rural community village and experience true East African Culture in Bubugo, Uganda.

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 5th Jan 2015 in project news

Development Goals for 2015

We could not be more excited for all the good to come in the next year.

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 30th Dec 2014 in project news

If I Hadn't Gone Mad....

If I had never gone Mad, there are a lot of experiences I never would have had.

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 29th Dec 2014 in project news, volunteer reviews

What We Love About Africa

There is a lot going on in Africa, and we are glad to be a part of it. Here are a just a few things that we love about Africa.

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 19th Dec 2014 in project news

Short Projects and Adventures for School Groups

Are you a teacher looking to expand the horizons of your students but are restricted for time and funds? Then why not join us on an Educational Visit to Tanzania! Our tried and tested 12 Day Project and Safari Itinerary could be the perfect combination of study and adventure for your group.....

Posted by John Lawler Posted by John Lawler on 18th Dec 2014 in project news, adventure challenges, university and student teams

Lots of Reasons to GO MAD in Ghana

Our Ghanaian and International Volunteers have come together to produce this fantastic short video showing why Ghana is the place to be in 2015. Amazing beaches, amazing people, amazing projects ... but don't just take our word for it ...

Posted by John Lawler Posted by John Lawler on 16th Dec 2014 in university and student teams, project news, volunteer reviews

Mad in Peru: The History of the First Five Years

Walls, toilets, trees, 5 miles of water pipes, English classes, children's centers, showers, and lots of futbol. Madventurers have been getting their hands dirty in Peru since 2003, and we don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

Posted by Emily Posted by Emily on 10th Dec 2014 in project news

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