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Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2016
ME to WE offers travelers a unique opportunity to be part of sustainable change in communities around the world. Working alongside charity partner Free The Children, the company organizes weeklong “Volunteer Adventures” for visitors to Kenya and India. During their stay, travelers will participate in sustainable development projects alongside local communities, and be immersed in local culture, all while enjoying the safety, security, and comfortable accommodations Classic Vacations offers all its clients.
“Safety is our number-one priority,” said Gabrielle Nijdam, Director of Corporate and Family Travel for ME to WE. “We began these trips with groups of student volunteers, so the model was built for a secure, fun, meaningful experience from beginning to end, for all ages. ME to WE facilitators and local guides accompany groups at all times, guiding them through their entire trip. Daily activities, excursions, and work projects are diverse and customized to ensure each guest enjoys an incredible, truly unique experience.”
After embarking on her first Volunteer Adventure, “I came back a believer,” declared Bari Jain, Senior Director of Marketing for Classic Vacations. “Traveling to Kenya with ME to WE was truly a transformational experience. In one incredible week, we spent time with the local community, helped build a hospital, went on early morning walking safaris with Maasai warriors, and celebrated with the first graduating class of girls at the Kisaruni Girls Secondary School.” She continued, “I think the children in our group enjoyed it the most. And having shared this amazing experience, I know we made friends for life.”
Classic Vacations’ clients also enjoy exclusive benefits as they “Travel with Purpose”, including a Classic Exclusive Welcome Pack, pre- and post-stay options, and a Classic Exclusive activity at no extra cost: a visit to the Elephant Orphanage in Kenya, or a camel ride to Kumbhalgarh in India.