The Mountain Institute is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, community development, and cultural preservation in the Andes, Appalachian, Himalayan, and other mountain ranges of the world.
My name is Mitchell Jacob, I am 23 years young, and some would call me a little crazy. You, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and I are going on a trip. It's not on a magic carpet or through the plains of Africa, but a little closer to home. Journey with me as I bicycle across the United States and raise money for charity while discovering this country that we love so much.
Travelteerism was founded on the philosophy that travelers are distinctly positioned to make lasting and meaningful impact on the places they visit. We believe that traveling should not just be about enriching one’s own experience, but also enriching the experiences of those we meet along the way. Its quite simple really: Travel. Volunteer. Volunteerism.
Turquoise Mountain is investing in the regeneration of the historic commercial centre of Kabul, providing basic services, saving historic buildings and constructing a new bazaar and galleries for traditional craft businesses. It has established Afghanistan?s first Centre for Traditional Afghan Arts and Architecture, gathering some of the greatest Masters in Afghanistan and training students to produce masterpieces in wood, calligraphy and ceramics
most importantly, I’m here to inspire you to utilize the unique & special skills you already have within you to give back to the world around us and to the very places we travel to, experience & learn from.
This may be the first time that you have ever considered combining travel and service. Prior to this you may have been unsure that these two experiences, and the joy and fulfillment associated with them, could be synergized and harmoniously blended into one consumable opportunity. VolunTourism represents the blending of your favorite passions and, perhaps, pastimes.
We are walking 7000 miles across Africa to raise awareness and funds for the clean water projects because we recognize that bringing safe water to everyone is the first step toward eliminating extreme poverty worldwide. We are raising funds for charity:water, which uses 100% of the money for clean water projects, working with grassroots organizations in the poorest countries around the world to create long-term, sustainable solutions to this global crisis.