At Painted Circle, our mission has always been more than just helping travelers explore new places. It's about creating a global community that thrives on the principle of giving back and fostering partnerships that transcend borders.
Today, I’m excited to share with you a significant step we are taking in this direction – our partnership with Justice Tourism Foundation in Uganda.
As the founder of Painted Circle, I've always believed that success is not solely measured by the growth of our own platform. It's also about the positive impact we can create within the broader ecosystem of travel and tourism. Our collaboration with Justice Tourism Foundation is part of this work.
We are proud to support Justice Tourism Foundation, a grassroots social impact travel enterprise with a powerful mission. They focus on socially responsible slow travel as a way to connect travelers with indigenous communities, promoting the local economy and uplifting the wellbeing of host communities in Uganda.
Justice Tourism Foundation's work is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). They are committed to addressing various critical issues, including access to quality formal and vocational education, access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, climate change adaptation and management, environmental conservation, improved food security, promotion of Human rights, gender equality, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous cultures.
The Mission of Justice Tourism Foundation
The mission of Justice Tourism Foundation is to build a global community of impact-minded (conscious) travelers who want to move beyond traditional tourism to engage in genuine cross-cultural connection and learning opportunities – inspiring compassion towards fellow human beings. Their goals are:
To provide ethical, engaging, transformative, immersive, and creative slow travel experiences for culturally, socially, and environmentally conscious travelers with a purpose and passion to explore Uganda in a meaningful and impactful way that facilitates genuine cross-cultural connection and learning opportunities, inspiring compassion towards fellow human beings.
To create equitable opportunities for indigenous communities and to increase the social, economic, and environmental benefits to ensure a balance between the environment, wildlife conservation, and sustainable development programs among the indigenous communities living around the protected area of Kibale National Park in western Uganda.
To utilize responsible travel to promote and support grassroots community projects and benefit host communities.
Endeavor to be a responsible tourism role model and collaborate with others to innovate and inspire ethical travel best practices.
How You Can Be a Part of This Journey
Throughout the month of September 2023, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey. As the founder of Painted Circle, I believe that travel should be a force for good. When you join Painted Circle and get one of our Radius memberships during September, you become a part of something much greater. Use code ADVENTURE1050 when checking out to include your membership signup with this fundraiser.
Wherever your travel plans will take you, by purchasing our Radius membership you not only gain access to a lifetime of incredible travel deals but also become an integral part of our effort to support Justice Tourism Foundation. All proceeds from your membership purchase will directly contribute to their vital work in Uganda.
We are traveling forward!
I am incredibly proud of the strides we are taking at Painted Circle to make our travel platform place to celebrate authentic, meaningful, and impactful travel. Our partnership with Justice Tourism Foundation is just one of many steps we are taking to fulfill our mission of creating a global community that thrives on giving back.
Join us in this journey. Choose travel that matters, and let's make a lasting difference together. By supporting community tourism projects like Justice Tourism Foundation, we can not only explore the world but also leave a positive imprint on the places we visit.
Thank you for being a part of the Painted Circle community, and for sharing in our commitment to a more compassionate and equitable world through travel.