G Adventures has partnered with Planeterra Foundation to connect travelers with community development projects around the world as part of the G Adventures for Good experiences. Now, in honor of National Women’s History Month, G Adventures is highlighting four of its newest projects that are dedicated to empowering women.
In Kandy, Sri Lanka, G Adventures guests can visit the Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe, which is operated by the local Women’s Development Center with the goal of empowering women and at-risk youth through opportunities to earn their own livelihood. Guests can indulge in high tea and a handicraft-making demonstration from a member of the shop’s training program, then hear from one of the project organizers while they sip on tea and nibble on an assortment of sweet cakes and pastries. This project directly involves 100 female entrepreneurs and impacts another 400 people indirectly. This G Adventures for Good experience is part of several G Adventures tours including the 12-day Discover Sri Lanka tour with National Geographic Journeys.
In Windhoek, Namibia, the Penduka restaurant and handicraft workshop directly employs 30 disadvantaged women and creates livelihoods for more than 300 others. Working with local people from the Katutura township and surrounding rural communities, Penduka trains and employs those who are at risk through poverty, disability, ill-health, or lack of education, and helps them develop skills in textiles, beading and pottery. On this G Adventures for Good experience, travelers enjoy a meal, courtesy of Penduka, before touring the facilities and their handmade crafts. This experience is available on several tours including the 12-day Cape and Namibia Adventure with G Adventures.
On a tour like the 15-day Absolute Turkey tour, guests can visit the Cop(m)adam workshop in Ayvalik, where more than 40 women are part of a cooperative using recycled materials to make fashionable accessories.
Located in the Kigali community of Nyamirambo, the largest township in Rwanda, the Nyamirambo Women’s Center provides women and girls from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to get an education and participate in training programs. Six female guides host a community walk through the township, introducing travelers to some of the women who have benefited from the center’s training programs, sampling popular local foods, and seeing their local businesses and initiatives in action. After lunch, they take time to browse the center’s shop, which features handmade crafts and clothes made by local Rwandan women. Travelers can participate in this G Adventures for Good experience on several tours including the 9-day Gorilla Discovery tour.
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