Giving Back for the Holidays - Remote Lands Newsletter December 2014

17 December 2014
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Remote Lands Newsletter December 2014
The festive season is upon us once again, and this year we'd like to celebrate by sharing with you some of the community projects we work with in different parts of Asia. We strongly believe in giving back to the people who provide such a warm welcome and such amazing experiences for our clients, and we support various organisations in the region that dedicate themselves to helping local people (and animals!). We believe tourism should have a positive impact, and as well as supporting these projects we also enable our clients to get involved in a hands-on capacity during their trip. 

In this seasonal newsletter we take a look at four of our favourite projects, in Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand and Tibet. All can be included in your bespoke travel itinerary, so email us on [email protected] or call +1 646 415 8092 to find out how you can give something back on your next holiday. And now all that remains is for us to wish you happy holidays for you and yours, and we look forward to working with you in 2015!

Bhutan - Tarayana Foundation Established in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, as a solution to the problems of the disadvantaged that she witnessed firsthand during her tours to the remote corners of the nation, Tarayana's mission is to help the vulnerable and disadvantaged help themselves, with the goal of creating a happy and poverty-free Bhutan. The foundation looks at life through the eyes of the most vulnerable people, understanding their dreams, and providing means for them to reach out to achieve those dreams. 
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Cambodian Living Arts The mission of Cambodian Living Arts is to facilitate transformation in Cambodia through advancements in the performing arts including music, dance and theater. Cambodian Living Arts is creating an environment where Cambodian arts empower and change lives of individuals and communities, with a focus on building the capacity of artists and the arts community, arts education, promoting awareness of the arts, and advocating for the arts with cultural policymakers and major institutions. Cambodian Living Art‘s philosophy of art and art making is to understand what it means to be Cambodian and to create a sense of unity and shared culture in a post war nation. 
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Thailand - Elephant Nature Park Located about 60 kilometers outside Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, The Elephant Nature Park or ENP was established in the 1990's with the aim of providing a sanctuary and rescue center for injured elephants, and is the result of decades of work, sweat and risk on behalf of Thailand's elephants as carried out by Lek Chailert. Known as "the Mother Teresa of endangered and at-risk elephants," Lek was selected as Time Magazine's  "Hero of Asia." She's been featured on Animal Planet, in National Geographic and the San Francisco Chronicle.  
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Tibetan Village Project Tibetan Village Project (TVP) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development while preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. The organization was founded in 2001 by Tamdin Wangdu to fund a medical clinic in after he lost his father in the village. Several years later, TVP has expanded its program in other villages to support more clinics, schools and community projects throughout the Tibetan Plateau. Most of its projects are small-scale initiatives that work directly with Tibetan villagers and with local government through project-coordinators chosen from each village who know the local situation, understand the culture, and speak the language.
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