On The Go Tours believes that travel should be a rewarding experience for our travellers and for the local people in the places we visit. In Egypt, India and China we provide all our passengers with an envelope to place inside all their unwanted local currency. On The Go Tours will then puts money to work by purchasing clothes, educational supplies and other items for underprivileged children.
In Cairo we support a children’s orphanage and many of our passengers get to visit the children whilst on tour. In the past, donations have gone towards providing new bed mattresses for the children and most recently the orphanage have requested the likes of pasta, rice, beans, lentils, tomato puree, sugar, salt, cleaning liquids, milk bottles, shampoo, skin powder, hair oil, etc. The crew will usually take a delivery to the orphanage every Sunday and sometimes passengers like to visit and hand the items by themselves.
We often distribute a list of items the orphanage required and while the passengers do their shopping in the local supermarket they buy all the required items. Additionally, half the proceeds from our special Eco Egypt tour will directly benefit change for children.
In India we support a local primary school and the surrounding village of Peharsar. We put the money we collect to work by purchasing educational supplies and equipment for the benefit of the local village school.
There are no wasted rupees in India and we donate teaching resources, food, clothing and most recently some new fans for the children.
In Morocco we support the village of Ait Bougamez, via the Ait Ouham Association for Development and often stop by the school with our passengers and pull up a chair in the classroom. An association collection box is located at the school allowing donations to be made.
Meanwhile in China we support the Bu Yang village pre-school in the Shandong Province. The centre’s facilities are limited to say the least, whilst endeavouring to offer a basic education to more than 200 3-6 year olds from the surrounding villages. On our Mandarin Sunrise 15-day tour passengers get to visit the school and experience village life first-hand. All donations go towards purchasing teaching aids, educational supplies and other desperately needed items for the centre.
If you’d like to find out more about our efforts to promote sustainable tourism on each of our tours, take a look at our website.