Our Asia Projects

Local partner group in green tops Japan
Japan

Mirai No Mori

Our Japan project is a not-for-profit who run day, weekend and summer camps for underprivileged children in Japan. These children have often been abused, neglected or orphaned, so by providing them with long-term role models and teaching they’re really able to make an impact.

Our local Japan project
indian woman learning and smiling
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
China

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 China 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
children collection water at water fountain
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

Lone Buffalo offer 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
Malaysia

Kechara Soup Kitchen

In Malaysia we support the Kechara soup kitchen, a grassroots organisation who provide vegetarian food (to suit all religions) to the homeless. They also offer laundry services, on-street medical care and work with the homeless community to find accommodation and shelter.

Our local Malaysia 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

Costa Rica

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center

This local project provides a safe haven for rescued animals in Costa Rica. Each animal has its own story to tell; loss of habitat, injury in the wild or at the hands of people, victims of the exotic pet trade and even hunting. Whatever their story, at the Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center they’re nursed back to health ready for release into the wild again.

Our local Costa Rica 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
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
Panama

Esperanza Social Venture Club

In Panama we support a gang intervention and reintegration program: The Esperanza Social Venture Club. They work closely with the local community to support young men out of gangs and into the workforce by providing coaching, psychological support and help with addiction.

Our local Panama 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
locals smiling and hugging
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
Chile

Save the Wild Chinchillas

Did you know that Chilean chinchillas are endangered? That’s why Save the Wild Chinchillas are working to restore essential habitat and deterring further habitat degradation for these amazing (and seriously cute) animals. Best of all though is that they work closely with the local community, providing education and volunteering opportunities.

Our local Chile project
Bolivia

Amigos de Potosí

Many inhabitants of Potosi in Bolivia have little option but to work in the silver mines of Cerro Rico under incredibly dangerous conditions. Amigos de Potosi was set up to provide them with alternative opportunities by running small-scale education projects across the city and neighbouring countryside that encourage children to go to (and remain in) school.

Our local Bolivia project

Meaningful Travel

Doing our bit on Orangutan Awareness Week 2016

8th November 2016 by Hannah

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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Meaningful Travel

Visiting our Local Project in Brazil

28th October 2014 by Ross

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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