Travel Teacher partners with WIF to provide opportunites for high impact volunteering in India
Travel Teacher Partners with Worldview Impact Foundation to provide opportunities for high Impact volunteering and adventure travel in India.
We are delighted to announce a partnership with Worldview Impact Foundation (WIF). Our ambition is to form effective working relationships with global organisations that share our philosophy and desire to make an impact. Our partnership with WIF will provide an opportunity for Travel Teacher to extend it global footprint and deliver unique volunteering experiences in India.
Worldview Impact Foundation is a non-profit international organisation with a mission to making an impact at the grass roots to create positive changes. It is working on mitigating climate change by creating sustainable livelihoods for the poor while reducing poverty to improve living conditions in the developing world. Its objective is to create an enabling environment for local people to actively participate in an array of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects such as carbon sequestration through reforestation and afforestation projects in both terrestrial and marine fragile ecosystems.
The organisation promotes and supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. It provides capacity building and training for young people in the developing countries for employment generation. It generates awareness and supports initiatives that addresses the health implications of global climate change. It creates awareness and provides support to initiatives that addresses the nexus of poverty and environment. Finally it provides a forum for young people and social entrepreneurs in the developing world to connect with their peers in the developed world and engage in global life changing projects.
Our partnered school is the Providence School in Shillong, a school that takes an alternative view of educating children who are too poor to attend regular primary schools in India due to the cost of books, uniforms and stationary. Providence School provides students with an education that will directly benefit them, even if they can only afford the opportunity cost of attending school for a few years. The students of Providence are not only trained in the traditional academic subjects, but also trades such a carpentry, cooking, tailoring and hairdressing. This ensures that they are employable, even if they cannot afford further training after their school years. Graduates of Providence now work in these areas and earn enough to support their families.
We believe that our partnership will enable us to connect classrooms and provide a platform for participants from the UK to make an impact at the Providence School whilst broadening their own horizons in the unique setting of Shillong, north east India and capital of the state of Meghalaya.