Category: Asia

Giving Back to the World We Travel—Even When We’re Not Traveling

In this sometimes heartbreaking time, I found a true ray of sunlight in the actions of Ole and the team here in Thailand. By Pavi Kulatunga, Vice President, Asia Business Operations A few weeks ago we started closing down the Bangkok office. We’ve been in this particular office space for almost 10 years, but more… Read more »

Walking less to learn more in Mongolia

If you’ve visited Mongolia with OAT, chances are you stopped in at the Ger District Kindergarten also known as The Art of Living Rightfully.

Minh Tu orphanage in Vietnam

Minh Tu Duc Son orphanage was started when a baby was left at Nun Minh Tu’s doorstep in 1986.

O.A.T. Thailand Team & the Royal Thai Navy Restore Coral Reefs

In cooperation with the Royal Thai Navy, more than 30 Overseas Adventure Travel associates from the Bangkok office spent a day restoring dying and damaged coral reefs, helping to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation for staff and the local community. The navy officers  provided a lecture on marine ecology and basic training… Read more »

The WASH Initiative at Tin Keo Village, Laos

Twenty-two years ago, the local government developed a plan to turn the Lao lowland, source of the Kuong Xi waterfall, into a tourist destination. Located 13 miles from the center of Luang Prabang, the village of Tin Keo fell into that territory. Yet, this community of fewer than 500 people, including 90 Hmong residents, remains… Read more »

Himalayan Trust Nepal

Khumjung Blog Post

One of Grand Circle Foundation’s strongest and most enduring partnerships is with the Himalayan Trust Nepal. The partnership began in 1993, with a focus on improving education, and our donations total $793,499 to date. The next project we are supporting will provide $40,988 in funding for the Shree Juving Secondary School in the Mapya Dudhkoshi… Read more »

Aye Yeik Mon Orphanage, Burma

Muyanmar Aye Yeik Mon

A sad aspect of life in Burma is the number of orphans and abandoned children, which has increased in recent years. It is estimated there are now more than 280 centers that care for 36,000 children, many of whom were abandoned by single mothers living in rural areas and students who felt they could not… Read more »

Ali Mae Reagan Memorial Fund

Alison Mae Regan—”Ali,” to her family and friends—was a gifted athlete … an excellent student … and a friendly, blonde young woman with a big heart and a warm smile. After graduating from college, she devoted herself with energy and enthusiasm to her job as a teacher at a school for autistic children. Too soon,… Read more »

Clean & Bright: Bringing Water and Light to India

Grand Circle Foundation recently funded a project in India to bring clean water and light to a local village. Solar Village Project (SVP) and Community Pure Water (CPW) completed the project and brought these life-saving necessities to the community. In September of 2017, Solar Village Project (SVP) implemented projects in the off-grid villages of Chikulia… Read more »

Clean Water for Cambodia

At Cheuteal village (“Spider Village”) in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia, we recently built four bathrooms, two washing basins, and connected two clean water supplies from the highway, which is 2,020 meters away. The village chief with villagers and children are so happy for this project to support their community. They would like to say thank… Read more »