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Morocco Earthquake Relief

Saturday Sept. 9th, a devastating earthquake struck western Morocco, resulting in over 2,000 lives lost and widespread destruction. The regional OAT team sprang into action, providing help with the aid of OAT travelers onsite, purchasing critical supplies and delivering them to a local hospital. Likewise, Grand Circle Foundation immediately sent $10,000 to our Morocco Regional… Read more »

Lukhosi Secondary School

Founded by the government of Zimbabwe and opened in January 1984, Lukosi Secondary School serves 7 neighboring primary schools. With 360 students, 18 staff members in 10 classrooms – it is a large and sprawling suburban school located in the Matabeland North area outside of Victoria Falls.   One of our first projects at this… Read more »

Batoka Centres of Hope – Jafuta Foundation

Batoka Centres of Hope Situated 18kms from Victoria Falls itself this infrastructure provides the following: • Sport & Play – Two Multisport Courts; Football Field; Playground • Clean Water to Surrounding Villages & Nutritional Community Gardens • Tree Nurseries and Chaya Tree project And the following: Women and Youth Creative & Empowerment Centre – we… Read more »

Chidobe Primary School

  Chidobe Primary School is located 15 kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North. The school was built by the local community in 1958 and has grown considerably to this day, with 280 students now attending. It serves a community of 10 villages with each village being made up of approximately… Read more »

Turkey Earthquake Relief

Monday, February 6th saw Turkey and neighboring Syria rocked by 7.8 earthquakes, destroying towns and killing thousands. Our regional leadership in Istanbul quickly jumped into action to deliver water, food staples, warm clothing and medical supplies. We are also collaborating with two trusted partners whom we have worked with on relief efforts in Ukraine. Our… Read more »

Wine to Water – East Africa

Women in Tanzania are the primary people responsible for collecting water in Masaai communities, often spending hours walking many kilometers to the nearest source.  Usually a stagnant watering hole, shared with animals so the risk of water contamination is very high.     When we learned that Wine to Water was expanding into Tanzania, there… Read more »

Sinfonietta Vidin

Sinfonietta Vidin is the largest and only state musical cultural institute of its kind in the province of Vidin. There are 43 members of the symphony orchestra employed at Sinfonietta Vidin with an administration team. Many members of the Vidin orchestra come from the city itself. A government cultural institute is co-financed by the Ministry… Read more »

Instituto Terra

Instituto Terra is the result of the initiative of the couple, Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado, to give back to nature what decades of environmental degradation had destroyed. What was once pasture is now forest. Instituto Terra is a non-profit civil organization founded in April 1998. It focuses on environmental restoration and sustainable… Read more »

Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon

Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon or COIAB is a Brazilian indigenous organization composed by several indigenous rights organizations of the Brazilian Amazon Basin. It was created at a meeting of indigenous leaders in April 1989 and is now composed of 75 member organizations from all 9 states of Brazilian Amazon. The… Read more »

Isaaten Primary School

Another new school in Kenya’s Mara region becomes a GCF partner with OAT travelers to begin visiting in January 2023. The children enthusiastically welcomed Sandra: And gratefully helped unload the much needed school supplies such as books, pencils, chalk for the 140 children studying there. Gardening supplies were also brought to help them develop a… Read more »