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Planning an Overland Expedition? This presentation will explain how you can use your trip to make a difference in the communities you visit. The Muskoka Foundation provides meaningful volunteer ...

Planning an Overland Expedition? This presentation will explain how you can use your trip to make a difference in the communities you visit. The Muskoka Foundation provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for global travelers.

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    • So, you’re going on a trip…
      So, you’re going on a trip…
    • Overlanding can be great fun…
      Overlanding can be great fun…
    • But wouldn’t it be great to build deeper relationships with the communities you’re visiting?
      But wouldn’t it be great to build deeper relationships with the communities you’re visiting?
    • …and actually make a
      difference?
    • Without just hauling cement
      …or giving away pencils
    • Now there’s a way…
      Now there’s a way…
    • THE
      foundation
      Meaningful Volunteer Programsfor Overland Travelers
    • OUR MISSION:
      To create a lasting Net Positive Impact ("NPI") in developing communities around the world, by inspiring and equipping a network of overland travelers to: "Do Good As They Go”
      training • development • cross-cultural relationships
    • we enable our travelers to become“Change Makers”
      leveraging past experiences:
      teachers, entrepreneurs, doctors, consultants
      “Use what you know to make a difference where you go.”
      training • development • cross-cultural relationships
    • HOW IT WORKS:
      experienced
      travelers
      Muskoka
      villages
      Muskoka Foundation
      Rwanda
      provides:
      workshop curricula
      donated materials
      network infrastructure
      pairing with local partners
      Cambodia
      Mexico
    • THE MUSKOKA VILLAGES:
      Each Muskoka Village has been hand picked, based on the following criteria:
      • Must be in a developing community
      • Must have an existing local partner (eg: School, Orphanage, MicroFinanceInsitution)
      • Must be in direct contact with us, via an internal point person (i.e. – no 3rd parties)
      • Must be willing / interested to accept Muskoka Travelers & 1 week workshops
      • Must be within a one-day drive of a known overland travel destination
    • SAMPLE PROGRAMS
      one week on-site workshops within the community

      • Photography workshop and digital camera kits for youths
      • Create photo exhibitions and sales (exposure & income for kids)‏
      • Builds self-confidence and provides a creative outlet for children in difficult situations to have self-expression
      Art/
      Photography
      Education
      Children
      • Technology training on laptops, connectivity; class management and support online, links to classrooms in other cultures
      • Engaging, relevant courses and ideas: drama, arts & science workshops
      Sports
      • Train coaches on how to start popular sport training, e.g. soccer
      • Provide donated sports equipment
      Business
      • Business training course taught to entrepreneurs to build business skills
      • Encourage business growth and job growth
      • Establish mentor relationships & connect entrepreneurs to capital, inspiring leaders and ideas
      Market Access
      Communities & Adults
      • Support local crafts people to put their works on-line for global market sales
      • Training provided in cataloging, product descriptions, product tailoring, distribution, taking orders and payments
      Culture
      • Preserve local culture using new media
      • Record music and provide online sales platform through Net Impact Music (100% of all sales and copyrights goes to musicians)‏
      • Transcribe local languages and customs to post on Wikipedia / other sites
      For a complete list of Muskoka Programs, please see:
      www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/programs
    • SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS
      RoseannandJonathan Hanson
      • Roseannis founder of Conserventures – Producers of Overland Expo
      • Jonathan is Executive Editor of Overland Journal
      • They are the authors of dozens of books including Skill and Knowledge for Outdoors, Nature Almanac & 50 Common Reptiles
      • Executive directors of The African Conservation Fund
      view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers
    • SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS
      Doug and Stephanie Hackney
      • Traveled to over 40 countries together “exploring the world and meeting its people” traveling by bike, sailboat and their custom built Fuso BEV
      • Doug has written award winning books including How the World Works and The Next Name
      • Background in business, entrepreneurship, event planning, and public speaking
      • Creators of the “Giving Images” photography program
      view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers
    • SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS
      Gary & Monika Wescott
      • They have traveled all over the globe over the past 36 years in several iterations of their special overland truck, known as the “Turtle Expedition”
      • Background in education, journalism, automotive equipment, and photography
      • Combining a sense of wonder, respect and ability to build relationships has allowed them to become personally involved in many of the communities they visit
      view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers
    • OUR VIEW OF SUCCESS
      While we are constantly striving to have a Net Positive Impact on the villages we visit,we measure our level of success in two ways:
      The Journey:
      The Destination:
      • Listen to communities' ideas about their training needs and workshops to understand what would be truly useful
      • Create and deploy workshops with significant input from the communities
      • Match communities with high caliber travelers that can train with understanding and heart
      • Measurable results from adult programs through economic development & job creation
      • More engaged & optimistic children from youth programs
      • On-going relationships and contacts that improve the outlook and prospects for individuals in the communities
      • Constructive feedback from communities on workshops and travelers to facilitate better matching
    • FRINGE BENEFITS
      Our vision, is to not just build a charity; but rather a networkof like-minded philanthropic travelers, who share their ideas, plans & passions with each other and the villages they visit.
      • Private ‘travelers-only’ website with discussions, calendars, maps
      • Annual fireside gathering of the travelers somewhere on the planet
      • Negotiated discounts & benefits from foundation sponsors
      www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/Basecamp
    • Start your journey
      Start your journey
      Step ONE:
      Talk to us about your route
      We’ll work with you to find a Muskoka village that fits with your plans
      & we’ll introduce you to our other travelers who may have valuable
      lessons.
    • Start your journey
      Start your journey
      Step TWO:
      Choose your program
      We have many different programs to match your skills & experience.
      …if we don’t have it, we’ll work with you to make one!
    • Start your journey
      Start your journey
      Step THREE:
      Prep for your trip
      We will provide you with all of the materials & supplies needed for your programs. You will receive a full briefing on the villages you’ll
      be visiting & we will introduce you to your contacts before you depart.
      .
    • Make a difference onthis trip…
      Make a difference onthis trip…
    • The Muskoka Foundation is a privately funded, non-partisan, secular 501(c)3 registered charity in the United States.
      For further information, please contact:
      Alice Gugelev
      tel: +1(650)888-1283
      Alice @ TheMuskokaFoundation.org
      www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org
      All rights reserved – © 2009, The Muskoka Foundation