“[T]ourism can make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives and our planet, and create opportunities for our local communities” — Rhotia Valley Children’s Home
At the boundary of the Ngorongoro Forest in Tanzania lies the Rhotia Valley Children’s Home, a school that provides not only an education, but a safe environment for orphaned children to grow and thrive. The home’s model is unique; sitting on the same land as a lodge for visiting tourists, children and volunteers spend their evenings playing and speaking with visitors.
Beth Whitman, Founder of the WanderWorld Foundation and WanderTours, along with two groups of avid travelers visited the Children’s Home in January and February of 2017 where they stayed at the Lodge for a few nights. Jeff Hill, one of these travelers, remarked the the most memorable part of the visit was, “seeing the smiles on the children’s faces — knowing the problem and hurdles they [had] to overcome, their smiles showed a hope for a better future and the courage to strive for it.”
Impacted by the work of the Children’s Home, Jeff and his peers gave a series of gifts totaling nearly $2,000. The WanderWorld Foundation is pleased to share that 100% of the funds have been sent to the Children’s Home. The Foundation, in partnership with WanderTours is thrilled to have played a small role in the work of the Children’s Home and looks forward to reporting back about the impact made by this donation.
Thank you to all of those who generously gave to the Rhotia Valley Children’s Home!