Our Asia Projects

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Bhutan

Tarayana Foundation

Our Bhutan project helps to bridge the local needs of disadvantaged remote communities with larger national initiatives. Their mission is to help the vulnerable and the disadvantaged help themselves through training schemes and long-term projects in rural areas.

Our local Bhutan project
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India

Odanadi

Odanadi is a pioneering anti-trafficking organization based in Mysore, South India, working for the rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked women and children. Odanadi currently runs two residential rehabilitation centres in Mysore, housing up to 85 women and young people at any one time.

Our local India project
Nepal Porter sitting with a big bag of belongings on his back in the Nepal valley
Nepal

International Porter Protection Group

The International Porter Protection Group work to improve the well being of mountain porters in Nepal. Their rescue post aims to offer shelter for mountain porters, provide immediate care to those in need and to improve the education of trekkers and tourists.

Our local Nepal project
group of children drinking milk
Sri Lanka

The Rainbow Centre

In Sri Lanka we support the Rainbow Centre, a daily haven for children who live in extreme poverty in South Western Sri Lanka. It provides welfare, education and support to children living in appalling conditions. The Rainbow Centre works to ensure that children can access the mainstream school system and succeed with their studies. It also runs medical programmes for children and their families.

Our local Sri Lanka project
woman smiling with local children at school for the blind in tibet
Tibet

Braille Without Borders

Braille Without Borders is an international development organisation which aims to create training programs and print Braille books for blind and visually impaired people in Tibet and across the world. They also facilitate the set-up of other projects and schools for those with visual impairment.

Our local Tibet project

Our South East Asia Projects

Releasing turtles in Borneo
Borneo

Reef Guardian

Reef Guardian was established in 2004 to fully manage 46,317 hectares of marine conservation area in Sabah, Borneo. These marine conservation areas are located within the high marine biodiversity Coral Triangle and consist of 3 islands which are nesting grounds for sea turtles.

Our local Borneo project
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Cambodia

Cambodia-Dutch Foundation

The Cambodia-Dutch Foundation raises funds and collects much needed goods such as clothing, tools and toys for those in need. The foundation also coordinates the activities of volunteers working on various projects throughout Cambodia.

Our local Cambodia project
school girls sitting on wall
Indonesia

Villa Arjuna School Fund

We’re really proud to support a school fund for girls in east Bali, a fund which was set up by the Dutch couple that run the Villa Arjuna bungalows from our bite-sized trip Take a Break on the East Coast. With the help of their guests, Els and Hans have set up the fund to provide secondary school scholarships for young girls from underprivileged families.

Our local Indonesia project
football team with certificates
Laos

Lone Buffalo Foundation

The Lone Buffalo foundation offers free tuition in English, football and creative skills for the towns’ young people. They create a unique environment in which boys and girls can study English, develop personal skills, build self-confidence and enjoy sport together.

Our local Laos project
Thailand

Save Elephant Foundation

Save Elephant Foundation is dedicated to caring for elephants in Thailand through rescue and rehabilitation, community participation and education on eco-tourism. Although we are not partnered or affilated with them, we have chosen to support this project’s work and break away from the practice of riding elephants during our trips

Our local Thailand project
woman helping boy with learning
Vietnam

Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

The Blue Dragon Foundation is an Australian grassroots charity that reaches out to children in crisis throughout Vietnam. Blue Dragon kids are from very poor families and are often victims of human trafficking and slavery. They aim to break the poverty cycle by offering education and opportunities to those most in need.

Our local Vietnam project

Our Central America Projects

Nicaragua

Renewable World

The project we have chosen to support in Nicaragua is run by international NGO, Renewable World who support villages situated along the Rio Escondido river. Communities are provided with solar energy systems that give them a clean, safe alternative to burning of harmful chemicals like in their homes providing significant benefits to the health of the families. Solar energy also means children can study in the evenings and small businesses like restaurants can operate, providing an income.

Our local Nicaragua project
children playing guitar
Cuba

Music Fund for Cuba

As music is such an important part of Cuban culture, we’ve chosen to support Music fund for Cuba, a UK based charity that was established in 2001. They support education and development of music and performing arts in Cuba. The project provides much needed support and equipment for children and young Cuban musicians, dancers and artists through the island.

Our local Cuba project

Our South America Projects

argentina local project
Argentina

Alimentar Emseñando

Alimentar Enseñando is a community project based in Buenos Aires who support low income families with their basic needs. Improving their health, offering education and the chance to improve the quality of their lives. The project aims to feed, teach, strengthen and support the poorest families in Buenos Aires.

Our local Argentina project
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Brazil

Casa de Santa Ana

Casa de Santa Ana (Santa Ana’s House) is a home for the elderly in one of the poorest slums in Rio de Janeiro. By assisting the elderly they are able to stay in their own familiar family environment without having to wither away in the streets – as many do. This Brazil project also strives to improve living standards for entire families in the community.

Our local Brazil project
local children growing vegetables
Peru

Project Peru

Project Peru is a small, lively, totally voluntary UK-based charity. They offer food, clothes, shelter, education and fun to those who live in their children’s refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima. Their refuge in Zapallal, cares for over 40 children and offers real opportunities to children and staff alike.

Our local Peru project

Our Africa Projects

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Morocco

Moroccan Youth UK

Moroccan Youth UK is a UK based charity which is devoted to the relief of poverty and hardship, by providing facilities for their care, education and health. They run the ‘Shelter project’ which facilitates efforts to improve the quality of life and tackle poverty and other social issues in some of Morocco’s most impoverished areas.

Our local Morocco project
Group of South African children and woman smiling for the camera
South Africa

Emzini Tours

Emzini Tours was set up in 2008 by Ella, a lady who grew up in the township and her friend Penny. Many children in the Kynsna Township are abused, neglected or in danger, so projects like this, which look after the needs of the townships children, are extremely important and beneficial to the community.

Our local South Africa project
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Doing our bit on Orangutan Awareness Week 2016

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Orangutans are now on the edge of extinction & it breaks our heart. Find out what we're doing to support Orangutan Awareness Week & how you can do your bit too.
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On his trip to Brazil, Ross took the opportunity to visit our local project in Rio, Casa de Santa Ana which cares for communities in the 'City of God' favela.
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