Exodus Travels Foundation: Projects in Africa
Exodus Travels Foundation: Projects in Africa
We have led curious travellers through the land of contrasts for many decades now, and as we went, we formed lasting partnerships with the communities who have opened their doors to us. Find out below how our diverse projects across this magnificent continent are improving lives in hard-to-reach places.
Creating a secure “buffer” area on the border of Tsavo National Park for elephants and other animals to roam. Read more and donate here.
Increasing livelihood opportunities for Kilimanjaro’s mountain crew, including our Mountain Lioness Scholarship, empowering and enabling local women to become mountain guides. Read more here.
Supporting various educational workshops and cultural campaigns to end FGM (female genital mutilation) in the Maasai Mara. Find out more about the initiative here.
Empowering local women with training in culinary skills at a non-profit restaurant and café in central Marrakesh. Read more here.
Funding a community centre that supports the education and development of local school-aged children. Read more here.
Combatting water poverty in the Maasai Mara with the implementation of a rainwater harvest system to provide safe and clean drinking water to all 1,426 residents of the village. Read more here.
Uniting disadvantaged children with the wonders of the world on their very doorsteps, in Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa & Zimbabwe. Read more here.
Supporting our destinations communities in times of disaster or pandemic. Read more here.
Enabling our global partners and tour leaders to kickstart initiatives to help their local communities recover and rebuild following the impact of COVID. Read more about these initiatives here.
E T H I O P I A
- The Hot Meals Project, 2012 – 2013 – We partnered with the Kindu Trust to provide hot meals to every child that visited the centre in Gondor. During this period, a total of 1903 nourishing hot meals were served to the children and young people attending the Kindu Klub and Playgroup.
- The Simien Mountains Medical Project 2012 – Our donation facilitated the running of a First Aid course for the National Park Scouts and Guides. Several First Aid kits were also donated and are now in use throughout the park.
- The Rest House Project, 2019 – we donated US$1000 towards building a rest house next to a maternity clinic.
M O R O C C O
- The Tijhza Project, 2010 – Our most successful volunteer trip to date. A two-day medical clinic was set up where over 10% of the village’s population sought medical assistance. In conjunction with the Forestry Commission and the local Caid, one day was spent planting 220 saplings and another was spent painting the three functioning classrooms at Tijhza School. Matt Ashton of Exodus also fixed more than a dozen leaks in the village’s water pipes.
- The Get Involved Project, 2012 – Exodus successfully built a water tower which now provides running water to the poorer village homes. An annual medical clinic is now in operation in Animeter, and an eco-friendly Hammam has been built to help mitigate hygiene problems as well as provide employment opportunities for local villagers.
- Disaster relief, 2014 – This storm caused widespread damage across Morocco. Exodus raised £9,000 and rebuilt 21 homes from the ground, up.
T A N Z A N I A
- The Smokeless Stoves Project, 2012 – Exodus donated £21,697 to implement 140 smokeless stoves in seven villages and trained 70 members of the community on how to use these sustainably. This will reduce exposure to pollutants from burning wood which were causing severe eye and lung problems among villagers.
- The Farm for the Future Project, 2017 – We donated £5,000 to engage local experts to train women to farm and sell their produce more effectively and widely to different communities. Eventually, they will connect these farmers with local hotels and tour operators where they can sell their produce more efficiently on a broader scale.
K E N Y A
- The Masai Community Projects, 2010 – We have supported the secondary education of 11 children at the Balanites School by providing books, furniture, a water tank, new toilets, and kitchen equipment.
- The Clinic Project, 2013 – we provide the Aitong Health Clinic, which serves local communities, in the Masai Mara with a regular supply of essential drugs and equipment, both for maternity & dental wards.
- The Ilbaan and Oloosokon Community Projects, 2018 – 2019 – We partnered with the Maa Trust to build a rainwater collection point at the centre of the village. This has provided clean and safe drinking water for human consumption, providing 1200 Oloosokon residents with access to nearly 7 litres of water.
- The Mara Watch Project, 2012– thanks to funds raised by our clients, we have now erected several chain-link fences which act as shields for livestock from nearby lions as well as financial protection for local farmers who depend on this income.
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