“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”– Mother Teresa
As part of our effort to connect with the local population and support the numerous charitable organizations and NGOs working in Asia, Travel with Teri is able to arrange site visits for interested travelers to many of our partners’ programs.
Sustainable travel, ecotourism, philanthropy-we have all heard these adjectives describing travel, but what do these terms actually mean to us? The real message behind any term is to be aware of the social as well as economic impact that we have on the country’s people we visit, make sound decisions regarding flora, fauna and litter and educate ourselves in ways that we can be a part of a culture. Interacting with our cultural and physical environment in a positive way, while visiting a destination, is simply called responsible travel.
Responsible travel is our behavior, our actions in a destination.Travels with Teri does not green wash travel using terms but insists that we all travel responsibly using our conscious as a social meter knowing when we visit a country we visit with dignity and when we depart a country that dignity still remains intact. Many cultures have needs that we alone cannot provide for but opportunities to help do exist. Below are a few organizations helping people that we endorse.
Cy Curnin, from the FIXX for Love Hope Strength: MOVING MOUNTAINS
Protecting Whales and Dolphins Since 1967 American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Founded in 1967, it is a non-profit, volunteer membership organization with regional U.S. chapters and members in 22 countries. ACS is dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education and outreach, [...]
The Nepal Youth Foundation transforms the lives of impoverished Nepali children by providing them with what should be every child’s birthright – education, housing, medical care, and loving support. If you are interested in supporting the Nepal Youth Foundation and learning more about their work, let Teri know when you are planning your Nepal itinerary.
Lotus Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal, is committed to aiding Tibetan artists and developing new avenues to expose their art exclusively representing master artists such as Lama Tenzing of Dolpo and Prem Lama of Kathmandu. The owners Jim Aplington and Santosh Gupta continually work on collaborative projects to generate financial aid for underpriveleged villages in Nepal.
Love Hope Strength Foundation is an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. Their mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care. They do not fund cancer research, rather they use their funds to: Build and support cancer centers [...]
Himalayan Healers is a Healing Arts School and collection of Spa Boutiques, with branches in both Nepal and in the United States. It is the only project in the world that trains “Untouchables” in the Healing Arts. By addressing the issues of “Untouchability” via Touch Therapies we are facilitating both personal and community healing in a [...]
Carol Stevenson (The Elephant Photographer) is a fine art, travel and nature photographer whose love of travel has taken her to remote regions of the world. Her latest work features portraiture of the Asian elephant, a conservation project in conjunction with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in northern Thailand, with a goal to raise [...]
MAITI Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. A group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against [...]
Tangible Hope Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization committed to empowering young women and families in Ethiopia to break the cycle of poverty and create a thriving community through community-based sustainable development projects that will address their needs of education, food security,and primary/preventive medical care. Founder Lily Yoseph started Tangible hope after returning to her [...]
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