We send 100% of donations from individuals and over 80% of other donations to our projects. How is this possible? We are run entirely by a team of passionate, professional volunteer staff.
About RoundTrip Foundation
RoundTrip is a volunteer-run international development organisation based in Australia. RoundTrip, whose roots come from Lonely Planet authors and staff, encourages tourists to give back from their travels. We believe that all travellers – from backpackers to cruise boat junkies – can have a positive impact and change the world. We actively nurture the growth of responsible travel via online resources and support grassroots programs in local communities that deliver sustainable development. If you’ve ever thought about making a difference, we operate in areas where large NGOs do not. We believe that real change can be forged by thoughtful giving. Our aim is to harness the power of travel to fight poverty.
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Our Xmas Appeal raised $3,280. A huge thank you to the generous people who made a donation. These are valuable funds, as our bakery school project is in desperate need, with the terrorist bombings keeping tourists away from Sri Lanka.
The 12th batch of students are progressing extremely well. The statistics tell the story – 93% of graduates have found employment, the other 7% often choosing to return to school. And 65% have been reunited with their families.
India. Nowhere else on Earth is quite as addictive. And volunteering in India can be an amazingly rewarding experience for visitors, but there are a number of important considerations to take into account before rushing off and signing up with the first volunteer organisation you come across.
RoundTrip currently has projects in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Zambia. We recently had project work in northern Namibia, on the Angolan border. We are currently looking at opportunities to contribute to local communities in the Pacific, with the aim of opening new projects in 2020.