Intrepid Foundation record support!

deepalaya children in indiaWe are delighted to announce The Intrepid Foundation’s latest funds distribution. We have hit a new high in donations from Intrepid travellers and along with contributions from Intrepid Travel we are disbursing AU$394,601 between 55 non profit organisations or projects around the world for the 2010-11 financial year. This brings us to now having distributed over AU$2.6 million since inception of The Intrepid Foundation in 2002!

It’s a wonderfully long list of beneficiaries and below we are pleased to highlight some of the great projects that will receive financial support. For the full list of dedicated organisations who have benefitted from the generosity of Intrepid travellers, please visit the Beneficiaries page on our website. Sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this great outcome for our Intrepid destination communities…

Starfish Foundation AU$10,832 – giving person to person welfare assistance in the Sihanoukville area.
The Green Gecko Project AU$20,691 – supporting disadvantaged kids in the Siem Reap area.

Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre AU$21,963 – rehabilitating bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and providing conservation education.

Friends of the Asian Elephant AU$2,456 – caring for the welfare of elephants, many whom have been injured through land mines or other forms of human-induced harm.

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation AU$45,092 – supporting vulnerable children in Northern and Central Vietnam.

Bumi Sehat AU$1,320 – providing free maternal and infant health services to reduce maternal and child illness and mortality and improve the health of the community. (Our newest beneficiary – just 2 months of support).

Deepalaya AU$10,025 – providing care and education for working, street and run away children.

Earthquake emergency assistance AU$2,904 – the purchase of 200 ‘Mandarin’ solar lamps.

Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) AU$4,026 – supporting the Porters’ Clothing Bank.

Animal Care in Egypt (ACE) AU$11,431 – improving the lives of the working animals of Egypt. And thank-you to all the Intrepid donors who have stepped up this year, during Egypt’s difficult times. ACE still faces many challenges as the price of feed has skyrocketed, and many animals suffered neglect when their owners were struggling to feed their families.

Handicapped Project Horizon AU$10,748 – supporting the rehabilitation, health and social and economic empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Amani Children’s Home AU$11,979 – providing a loving home, education and medical care for street children and orphans.

New Hope Children’s Home AU$11,608 – providing a home, care and education for disadvantaged children in the Limuru region.

Mavi Kalem AU$19,527 – helping needy women and children in poorer areas of Istanbul. We are supporting their supplementary Children’s Education Program.

Escuela Winaypaq AU$17,750 – provide free primary bilingual education and nutritional support to needy children from villages around the Taray District of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to Intrepid travellers, these funds have made a significant contribution to the rebuilding of the school, after it was destroyed in the 2010 floods.

Charles Darwin Foundation AU$4,639 – supporting the restoration of the habitat of Floreana Island and the Floreana mockingbird project in the Galapagos Islands.

Nochlezhka AU$3,383 – working with the homeless on the streets of St Petersburg and supporting their Night Bus project.

Czech Republic:
The Fund for Children in Need (Fond ohrozenych deti) AU$4,911 – helping children in need with temporary shelters, foster homes, holiday camps and guidance.

For details of ALL funds distributed from The Intrepid Foundation in 2010-11, please visit the Beneficiaries page on our website.

The Intrepid Foundation – travellers making a difference
You can help us to continue to support many great organisations, plus find out how your donation can be matched* by Intrepid Travel!

* Donations will be matched by Intrepid Travel up to AU$5000 (or equivalent) per donor and a total of AU$400,000 each financial year.

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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