The fact is that most of the people who travel abroad do that in order to experience new cultures and visit historical landmarks. However, there are also those travelers who have decided to take it one step further and try to help out the locals as much as they can. Not only is this is a sign of goodwill on the part of the visitor, but it can also go a long way towards helping people in need.
It is obvious that sometimes it can be really difficult for travelers to figure out the best way to help the locals. Don’t worry, though, because the people from the organization called Pack for a Purpose are there to help you.
The official website of the organization features a number of supply lists created by various community-based projects around the world. Visitors can use these lists to see what kind of supplies would be most helpful to the communities they visit during their travels.
More about the Organization
This organization is comprised of experienced travelers who have visited countries all over the world and came across many communities in need of help. Its members come from all walks of life, but there’s one thing that all of them have – the desire to help the people in need.
Each member of Pack for a Purpose is driven by the desire to help out the people living in less developed parts of the world. Their members are already involved with a number of other non-profit organizations that have similar goals.
So, if you would like to play your part in helping the less fortunate, you can get all the information you need from the people behind this organization. The best thing is that getting involved in the charity is a pretty straightforward process.
How to Take Part?
The process created by this organization is very simple. It all starts with picking your destination. At the moment, there are literally hundreds of places out there that are in a dire need of some help. Once you’ve picked one, the next step is to find a tour company or an accommodation and see what projects are being supported.
A list of supplies will then appear that shows the items that would be most helpful to the local community. Choose the supplies you want to provide from the available selection and drop them off at your destination. The items will then be delivered to the community as soon as possible.
Pack for a Purpose Destinations
At the moment, there are more than 440 destinations to choose from. Each one of them has several projects that you can get involved with. Some of the most recent destinations and projects on the website of Pack for a Purpose include the following:
· Safari Surf Adventures
A special center for children ranging between 1 and 3 years has recently opened in the province of La Libertad, Peru. The institution is called Centro de Estimulación Temprana Porteñitos del Futuro and is already trying to assist 30 children.
The province where the center is located is a very beautiful place that attracts plenty of tourists from all over the world. However, the life there is still very difficult. It’s all due to the region’s desert coast climate. Unfortunately, the harsh climate and limited resources are the reasons that prevent the locals from producing everything they need to live normal lives.
· Adventure Heart Peru
Here’s another place in Peru that needs your help. This time, we’re talking Peru countryside, where two schools are struggling to remain operational due to very limited resources. The schools known as MIsimay and Chonta are teaching students ranging from 5 to 13-years-old but each of them only has a single classroom.
· Mashatu Game Reserve
The project supports the Limpopo Valley branch of Children in the Wilderness, an NGO that focuses all of its efforts on the conservation of African wildlife. What’s particularly interesting about this organization is that its aim is to train and educate children in rural Africa about the importance of wildlife conservation.
Africa is home to many species of plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. By teaching children from a young age to care for the natural world, the organization hopes to preserve these unique species for many generations to come.
· Only Love Foundation Travel Program
The goal of this project is to help rebuild a primary school in Kenya that burned down back in December 2017. The school in question is located in the Kibera region and was known as Mobjap Primary School. Around 150 children aged 5 through 12 were enrolled at the school before the incident and are now struggling to find an institution where they can continue their education.
· Fairmont Mayakoba
Save the Children is an organization that works with socially and economically deprived families in order to help children in need. Children in less developed areas are often left home alone as their parents struggle to provide for them.
Save the Children aims to provide a safe environment for them during these times while also helping them. This organization is already helping around 1,000 children in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, receive a proper education.
This project supports the Ideas Partnership Learning Center located near Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. The learning center is meant for children from minority groups that live on the outskirts of the city. These children are often forced to spend their days begging and scavenging for food.
As a result of this, families often don’t send their children to school and illiteracy in these communities is very high. The project provides kindergarten education and supplies for these children, as well as preparing them to enroll in a proper school.
The world is a beautiful place, but not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy it. There are millions of people out there who are finding it difficult to cope with the challenges that the life poses to them on the regular basis. This includes problems with even the most basic human needs, such as food and water.