The Treadright Foundation

Adventure World is proud to be an active partner and supporter of the Treadright Foundation's sustainability work and projects. 

Created as a joint initiative between the Travel Corporation's (TTC) family of brands, the Treadright Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. To date, Treadright has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

Treadright's guiding principal is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. 

By providing grants to organisations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. 

To learn more about our past and current work at Treadright, please visit us at treadright.org
 

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The Treadright Foundation Ambassador, Céline Cousteau

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Celine Cousteau truly embodies the Treadright philosophy. 

As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Celine has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife and people. In 2015, Treadright welcomed Celine as our official ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners.

 
 

UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

 

In Dec. 2015, The United Nations 70th General Assembly designated 2017 as the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, framed within the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The International Year intends to support changes in policies, business practices, and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contributes to SDGs.

The Travel Corporation (TTC) is honoured to support this important initiative as a Diamond Sponsor, in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the duration of 2017.

See more about this initiative which hopes to encourage travellers around the globe to Travel. Enjoy. Respect.
 



 
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Happy Hearts Fund

Happy Hearts Fund Petra Nemcova

Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.The organization works during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities. Happy Hearts Fund is active in 10 countries and has rebuilt 130 schools that were damaged or destroyed by natural disasters.

The Damage:


On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people, and leveling homes and buildings across the country. Children’s educational facilities were decimated, with 8,000 schools destroyed and some 25,000 classrooms damaged. Rounds of aftershocks led to a second earthquake, this one of 7.3-magnitude, with many of the hardest hit areas located in hard-to-access outlying regions.
                                                             
In November, Happy Hearts Fund staff joined with HHF founder Petra Nemcova to travel to Nepal to assess the damage caused by the earthquake and align with partners on the ground. They were staggered by what they saw: children studying in dangerous, collapsing buildings like the Prithivi Secondary School in Bidur village, where over 350 girls and boys were at risk every day.

On the second floor of this two-story school, the walls had literally fallen away from the building structure, leaving students in perilous physical jeopardy of falling. Stairs leading up to this level had also crumbled during the quake, leaving a most dangerous path to the second-floor classrooms.

With any additional small shake, the entire school could tumble to pieces. However the children were so hungry for education, and placed such value on learning, that they remarkably showed up for class and braved the treacherous building day after day.  The desire to attend school far outweighed their fears, even the fear of death.
 

The Transformation:


In January of 2017, with the generous support of Travel Corp, Happy Hearts Fund celebrated the opening of a much stronger and more resilient Prithivi Secondary School.  The very school that one year earlier was sadly unsafe had become a symbol of hope for the whole community—children, families, teachers, community leaders, and business owners.  Everyone gathered for the opening ceremony, which was a truly beautiful moment to share.

Under the leadership of a director who has poured his heart and soul into every detail of the school’s operations, the project has and will continue to positively impact the surrounding region.  However the greatest achievement by far is that over 350 children now study in a safe, resilient school, where they can access.

Philanthropist and international supermodeal Petra Nemcova founded the Happy Hearts Fund to restore hope and opportunity to restore hope and opportunity to children affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Since that time the organization has grown in response to other natural disasters, and is now active in 10 countries around the world. 

 "Every day, children of the Prithivi school were afraid to go to classes, and teachers were afraid to teach. But thanks to The Travel Corporation and The TreadRight Foundation, the very school that one year earlier was treacherous has now become a symbol of hope for the whole community. Students are thriving in a safe, resilient school, blossoming through new educational opportunities, and having their lives brightened by the love of their teachers and those around the world who care for them."

"The Travel Corporation and The TreadRight Foundation are wonderful examples of active change makers within communities, transforming lives and empowering generations."

- Petra Nemcova, Founder, Happy Hearts Fund.

 

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RESPONSIBLE TOURISM & TRAVEL 

 

At Adventure World, we promote responsible travel to areas that conserve the natural environment and improve the well-being of the local indigenous people. We believe that responsible tourism promotes positive cultural and environmental ethics and practices. Understanding the potential harm that can come from promoting tourism through many of the delicate environments in which we operate is reflected on our ideology of 'leave no trace' tourism. Working with our local ground operators, several who have won the prestigious AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) Responsible Tourism Award, we aim to promote responsible, sustainable tourism in all areas we visit. Learn more about ourcommitment to responsible travel and tourism. 
 

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