Zimbabwe is currently facing one of its worst droughts on record, causing a crisis level of food insecurity and more than five million people in need of food aid. In order to help combat this hunger, Global Basecamps is excited to partner with Imvelo’s Hwange School Feeding Program. For every Global Basecamps booking made this year, we've sponsored a Zimbabwean school child's lunch for one month.
Global Basecamps has taken on the task of bringing clean drinking water to the 105 families of the Kampong Khleang village community near Tonle Sap Lake. We encourage our travelers to set aside room in their luggage for a special delivery of a water filter, provided by our partners at Waves for Water. During their time in Siem Reap, our travelers will visit the Kampong Khleang village and deliver their water filter to an awaiting family. This is one of Global Basecamps' most measurable methods of giving back to the destinations in which we travel.
Reforestation projects are one of the best ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that's in the atmosphere. In 2014 and 2015, Global Basecamps, along with local partners, financially supported the planting of tens of thousands of Quena trees in the mountain communities around Cusco, Peru.
Global Basecamps funded the construction of a teacher's office in Tanzania. Teachers at the primary school in Le Manyatta village lacked a space to meet. Adding this facility improved the students' lives by way of their teachers. This is just a part of Global Basecamps' continuing contributions to the community of Le Manyatta.
Global Basecamps contributed to the Condor Huasi Project, whose aim is to conserve the population of Andean Condors. Listed as "critically endangered" in Ecuador, this iconic bird is a part of the history and culture of the region. Funds go towards paying for tracking equipment, which will help study the life of a newly released condor in the wild.
We are pround members of the Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) program. TAP Campaign is an outreach initiative which aims to educate global travelers about the harmful impacts of plastic water bottles usage and encourage travelers to be prepared to clean their own drinking water.
After visiting the school in 2004 our in country partners in Tanzania, Maasai Wanderings, began a community project in Ilkurot to raise funds for the school and make education more accessible to the Maasai children.Tours called ‘Maasai Village Experience’ allow tourists the opportunity to eat, dance, and interact with the Maasai village people to learn about their culture. Global Basecamps is proud to donate funds directly to the Illkurot community project.
Global Basecamps sponsors community events and directly contributes to Kids for Peace. Kids for Peace is a chapter-based nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating every child's innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects. With over 100 chapters spanning six continents, boys and girls of all ages meet regularly to creatively put their "Peace Pledge" into action.
Global Basecamps directly sponsors three young Kenyan students through Kids For Peace, ensuring half their school tuition is paid for, ensuring they are dressed in new uniforms, and ensuring their breakfast daily for one year.