InsideAsia Tours Charities
As well as supporting the sustainable development of Southeast Asian countries by arranging trips every year, we like to give something back more directly by supporting charities operating there.
Our chosen charity in this region is called "Child's Dream".
This charity focuses on offering education to the Children of Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand as they believe that it is the most important element required for successful social and economic development. They are strong believers in a grassroots, community-based approach, whereby they listen closely to each community they work with to understand their true needs and the best way to support them.
The charity's support begins by offering healthcare to infants and children up to the age of 12 who wouldn't otherwise be able to access the specialist medical treatment they need.
Child's Dream also offer basic education to those aged 6 to 18, to help improve their numeracy, literacy, and offer them alternatives for their future. Towards this aim they work on a wide range of projects, one of their key endeavours being to provide the essential infrastructure required to offer a good level of education.
As well as building schools they build boarding houses so children living far have somewhere to stay during term time. They also offer a wide range of scholarships to help those who wouldn't otherwise be able to receive secondary education.
The final part of their work is to offer higher education to children aged 18 and above. To this effect they offer a broad range of scholarships. As well as providing financial support to those who plan study at university, they assist those children who are looking for a more vocational career by arranging fair on-the-job training and social entrepreneurship grants.
Why we support them
Sadly, when visiting these beautiful countries, all of our clients and staff are confronted with the realities of poverty. As these destinations are close to our hearts, and have given us all such amazing experiences, we want to give something back.
All our staff were involved in selecting Child's Dream as our charity, and we are all enjoying playing a very small part in helping those in need across Burma, Laos and Cambodia. You can find Child's Dream information on the web as well as on Facebook.
How we support them
Our main method of support for Child's Dream is financial donations from our clients. Their money then goes towards funding the schemes running in our destinations: Laos, Cambodia, and Burma.
What can clients do
If you would like to join our other customers and support the brilliant work carried out by Child's Dream, please follow the link below and donate on our JustGiving Page.