Throughout its 36 years of promoting tourism to Africa, African Travel has supported numerous philanthropic programs, all the while creating jobs to alleviate poverty and helping preserve Africa’s wildlife, its key visitor attraction.
Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at African Travel. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit working to ensure that the environment and communities we explore remain vibrant for future generations.
TreadRight is The Travel Corporation’s hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects.
To date, TreadRight has committed more than $1.5 million to projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practice through our support for the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.
To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org.
Do your bit…
There are many things we can all do in our day-to-day lives to minimize our environmental impact – both at home and while travelling. TreadRight has compiled a list of ideas and suggestions for all travelers. Take a moment to learn about some simple actions you can take to reduce your impact and do your bit.
Crucial to its ongoing investment in Africa’s future is the company’s support for The Amy Biehl Foundation, operating programs to empower youth living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within Cape Town since 1997.
Started in memory of young Stanford University student, Amy Biehl, who was killed in an act of political mob violence in 1993, the Amy Biehl Foundation contributes to community building programs and projects to alleviate hiv/ aids, poverty, gangs, violence and crime. Now reaching 2,300 children weekly, the foundation teaches literacy, sports, the arts, peer education and essential life skills, helping keep youth off the streets and away from negative influences.
Understanding that many safari guests want to offer personal support for these causes, African Travel President Jim Holden notes, “We invite all of you to visit one of the foundations’ many dynamic programs during your stay in South Africa.” African Travel safari specialists can also facilitate those who want to donate their time, expertise, or physical labor to a variety of projects in East and Southern Africa. As part of your personalized African journey, you may wish to spend a few days working in a medical clinic, teaching a class, help build a shelter or school or give a helping hand in an animal orphanage.