So, you’re going on a trip…<br />So, you’re going on a trip…<br />
Overlanding can be great fun…<br />Overlanding can be great fun…<br />
But wouldn’t it be great to build deeper       relationships with the communities                        you’re visiting?<...
…and actually       make a <br />         difference?<br />
   Without  just hauling cement <br />								  …or giving away pencils<br />
Now there’s a way…<br />Now there’s a way…<br />
THE<br />foundation<br />Meaningful Volunteer Programsfor Overland Travelers<br />
OUR  MISSION:<br />To create a lasting Net Positive Impact (&quot;NPI&quot;) in developing communities around the world, b...
we enable our travelers to become“Change  Makers”<br />leveraging past experiences:<br />teachers,  entrepreneurs, doctors...
HOW IT WORKS:<br />experienced<br />travelers<br />Muskoka<br />villages<br />Muskoka Foundation<br />Rwanda<br />provides...
THE MUSKOKA VILLAGES:<br />Each Muskoka Village has been hand picked, based on the following criteria:<br /><ul><li> Must ...
 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</li></li></ul><li>SAMPLE PROGRAMS<br />one week on-...
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</li></u...
Engaging, relevant courses and ideas: drama, arts & science workshops </li></ul>Sports<br /><ul><li>Train coaches on how t...
Provide donated sports equipment</li></ul>Business<br /><ul><li>Business training course taught to entrepreneurs to build ...
Encourage business growth and job growth
Establish mentor relationships & connect entrepreneurs to capital, inspiring leaders and ideas</li></ul>Market Access<br /...
Training provided in cataloging, product descriptions, product tailoring, distribution, taking orders and payments</li></u...
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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 opportunities for global travelers.

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Overland Travel Volunteering - The Muskoka Foundation - A new take on Voluntourism

  1. 1. So, you’re going on a trip…<br />So, you’re going on a trip…<br />
  2. 2. Overlanding can be great fun…<br />Overlanding can be great fun…<br />
  3. 3. But wouldn’t it be great to build deeper relationships with the communities you’re visiting?<br />But wouldn’t it be great to build deeper relationships with the communities you’re visiting?<br />
  4. 4. …and actually make a <br /> difference?<br />
  5. 5. Without just hauling cement <br /> …or giving away pencils<br />
  6. 6. Now there’s a way…<br />Now there’s a way…<br />
  7. 7. THE<br />foundation<br />Meaningful Volunteer Programsfor Overland Travelers<br />
  8. 8. OUR MISSION:<br />To create a lasting Net Positive Impact (&quot;NPI&quot;) in developing communities around the world, by inspiring and equipping a network of overland travelers to: &quot;Do Good As They Go”<br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  9. 9. we enable our travelers to become“Change Makers”<br />leveraging past experiences:<br />teachers, entrepreneurs, doctors, consultants<br />“Use what you know to make a difference where you go.”<br /> training • development • cross-cultural relationships<br />
  10. 10. HOW IT WORKS:<br />experienced<br />travelers<br />Muskoka<br />villages<br />Muskoka Foundation<br />Rwanda<br />provides:<br />workshop curricula<br />donated materials<br />network infrastructure<br />pairing with local partners<br />Cambodia<br />Mexico<br />
  11. 11. THE MUSKOKA VILLAGES:<br />Each Muskoka Village has been hand picked, based on the following criteria:<br /><ul><li> Must be in a developing community
  12. 12. Must have an existing local partner (eg: School, Orphanage, MicroFinanceInsitution)
  13. 13. Must be in direct contact with us, via an internal point person (i.e. – no 3rd parties)
  14. 14. Must be willing / interested to accept Muskoka Travelers & 1 week workshops
  15. 15. Must be within a one-day drive of a known overland travel destination</li></li></ul><li>SAMPLE PROGRAMS<br />one week on-site workshops within the community<br />‏<br /><ul><li>Photography workshop and digital camera kits for youths
  16. 16. Create photo exhibitions and sales (exposure & income for kids)‏
  17. 17. Builds self-confidence and provides a creative outlet for children in difficult situations to have self-expression</li></ul>Art/<br />Photography<br />Education<br />Children<br /><ul><li>Technology training on laptops, connectivity; class management and support online, links to classrooms in other cultures
  18. 18. Engaging, relevant courses and ideas: drama, arts & science workshops </li></ul>Sports<br /><ul><li>Train coaches on how to start popular sport training, e.g. soccer
  19. 19. Provide donated sports equipment</li></ul>Business<br /><ul><li>Business training course taught to entrepreneurs to build business skills
  20. 20. Encourage business growth and job growth
  21. 21. Establish mentor relationships & connect entrepreneurs to capital, inspiring leaders and ideas</li></ul>Market Access<br />Communities & Adults<br /><ul><li>Support local crafts people to put their works on-line for global market sales
  22. 22. Training provided in cataloging, product descriptions, product tailoring, distribution, taking orders and payments</li></ul>Culture<br /><ul><li>Preserve local culture using new media
  23. 23. Record music and provide online sales platform through Net Impact Music (100% of all sales and copyrights goes to musicians)‏
  24. 24. Transcribe local languages and customs to post on Wikipedia / other sites</li></ul>For a complete list of Muskoka Programs, please see:<br />www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/programs<br />
  25. 25. SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS<br />RoseannandJonathan Hanson<br /><ul><li>Roseannis founder of Conserventures – Producers of Overland Expo
  26. 26. Jonathan is Executive Editor of Overland Journal
  27. 27. They are the authors of dozens of books including Skill and Knowledge for Outdoors, Nature Almanac & 50 Common Reptiles
  28. 28. Executive directors of The African Conservation Fund</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  29. 29. SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS<br />Doug and Stephanie Hackney<br /><ul><li>Traveled to over 40 countries together “exploring the world and meeting its people” traveling by bike, sailboat and their custom built Fuso BEV
  30. 30. Doug has written award winning books including How the World Works and The Next Name
  31. 31. Background in business, entrepreneurship, event planning, and public speaking
  32. 32. Creators of the “Giving Images” photography program</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  33. 33. SOME OF OUR TRAVELERS<br />Gary & Monika Wescott<br /><ul><li>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”
  34. 34. Background in education, journalism, automotive equipment, and photography
  35. 35. 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</li></ul>view more profiles online www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/travelers<br />
  36. 36. OUR VIEW OF SUCCESS<br />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: <br />The Journey:<br />The Destination:<br /><ul><li>Listen to communities' ideas about their training needs and workshops to understand what would be truly useful
  37. 37. Create and deploy workshops with significant input from the communities
  38. 38. Match communities with high caliber travelers that can train with understanding and heart
  39. 39. Measurable results from adult programs through economic development & job creation
  40. 40. More engaged & optimistic children from youth programs
  41. 41. On-going relationships and contacts that improve the outlook and prospects for individuals in the communities
  42. 42. Constructive feedback from communities on workshops and travelers to facilitate better matching</li></li></ul><li>FRINGE BENEFITS<br />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.<br /><ul><li> Private ‘travelers-only’ website with discussions, calendars, maps
  43. 43. Annual fireside gathering of the travelers somewhere on the planet
  44. 44. Negotiated discounts & benefits from foundation sponsors </li></ul>www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org/Basecamp<br />
  45. 45. Start your journey<br />Start your journey<br />Step ONE:<br />Talk to us about your route<br />We’ll work with you to find a Muskoka village that fits with your plans<br />& we’ll introduce you to our other travelers who may have valuable<br />lessons.<br />
  46. 46. Start your journey<br />Start your journey<br />Step TWO:<br />Choose your program<br />We have many different programs to match your skills & experience.<br />…if we don’t have it, we’ll work with you to make one!<br />
  47. 47. Start your journey<br />Start your journey<br />Step THREE:<br />Prep for your trip<br />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<br />be visiting & we will introduce you to your contacts before you depart.<br />.<br />
  48. 48. Make a difference onthis trip…<br /> Make a difference onthis trip…<br />
  49. 49. The Muskoka Foundation is a privately funded, non-partisan, secular 501(c)3 registered charity in the United States.<br />For further information, please contact:<br />Alice Gugelev<br />tel: +1(650)888-1283<br />Alice @ TheMuskokaFoundation.org<br />www.TheMuskokaFoundation.org<br />All rights reserved – © 2009, The Muskoka Foundation<br />

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