A foundational part of our activities is to facilitate opportunities for travellers to responsibly engage in sightseeing and cultural activities, from a base amongst collaborators in the village. Travellers are afforded immersion and experiential learning opportunities and, potentially, an impetus to develop solidarity bonds and supportive practices after leaving the host. This in turn helps to generate funding for facilitation of community development projects – in particular, our soon-to-be International Play Association (IPA) affiliated children/youth play centre.
The operation functions, ultimately, to provide
opportunities for youth (particularly girls) to develop play and leadership
skills, and to help improve the status of local leaders (particularly
women) by supporting skill development resource access (so existing skills can be deployed). In this way the homestay tourism/ecotourism/community tourism economic initiative has
complementarity with the social projects – all of which travellers/volunteers
and others are welcome to contribute to, if requisite capacity can be