Category: World Wide Initiatives

How you can help us protect the Amazon Rain Forest

“We are here, and we will continue here. Anglo America (mining) out! The people will continue to resist!” ~ Alessandra Korap Munduruku Dear friends, Last week I had the privilege to attend the Goldman Prize ceremony in Washington, DC as a guest of Amazon Watch.  These awards are considered one of the top recognitions for… Read more »

Greetings…..Jambo…..Habari?

This is a quick note to update you all on what’s happening in East Africa and what part Grand Circle Foundation is playing. The end of March is near, and the year is running away. To date, the Foundation has invested 157, 000$ in various projects throughout East Africa. Here’s a quick recap. Last week… Read more »

Continuing our support for Ukraine & Turkey

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~Maya Angelou Dear traveler, Last month the world marked the one year anniversary of the unjust invasion by Russia into Ukraine. At its onset, few of us could imagine that it would last so long given the… Read more »

Together, we are making an impact in Turkey and Syria

“En geveze kuş ümittir. Kalbimizde hiç susmaz.” (The most talkative bird is hope. It never stops in our hearts.) ~ Turkish proverb Donate Now to Support Earthquake Survivors This week, I have been reminded of how amazing our regional associates and trip experience leaders are. The Grand Circle family is so blessed to have so… Read more »

Support for Turkey’s earthquake victims

“Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.” ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   … Read more »

A day of daring leadership at the Alnoba 2022 Environmental Leadership Awards

    “It is easy to get to habituated to the threads and disasters we hear on morning news. Don’t. The morning news is yours to change.” – Samantha Power Dear Friends, On October 19th, we were honored to host the Alnoba Environmental Leadership Teach-In Day and awards dinner.   More than 150 leaders joined us… Read more »

Patience….rewarded

“Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” Buddha The Khewan Lhakhang monastery of Gangtey, Bhutan is home and school to young monks, ages 7 to 15.  And at 9600 feet, already challenged in the living conditions of these young disciples but when an OAT traveler saw the condition of the kitchen she… Read more »

Providing housing & necessities for 2,500 refugees in Poland

“The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.” ~ Paul Coelho Local governments in Poland have stopped providing support to non-profit organizations. Instead, they have opened large warehouse-style refugee centers to house the refugees. Please help us continue to provide dignified housing, food and education for Ukrainian refugees by… Read more »

Sotang School – Nepal

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“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary On May 29, 1953 a tall, quiet beekeeper from New Zealand, Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa companion, Tenzing Norgay stood atop the ‘roof of the world’ at 29,035 feet. It has been said that while many could… Read more »

An update on supporting Ukrainians

Kadir Tasdelen shares news of a new partner and a change in support for another. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” ~ Abraham Lincoln An update from Strefan Mototolea on support for refugees in Romania. Thank you for your generous support of the work we are doing to support refugees in and displaced… Read more »