cazenove+loyd work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world. We are always conscious of operating in a way which has a positive impact on both the environment and the people. Tourism is our livelihood and the livelihood of those we work with in Africa+Indian Ocean, Central+South America and Asia+The Middle East – it is our responsibility to promote sustainable development in tourism.
As a small company we believe that the best way to have a positive impact is to work with individuals who share our values. Similar to the locally-owned, small-scale lodges and hotels which we tend to favor for our clients, we also seek out charities that affect tangible change through small, local projects. We currently support the following three charities which operate in our three regions of expertise.
The All About the Light Foundation gives small but powerful inflatable solar-powered lights- ‘Luci Lights’- to travelers of the world so that they may in turn personally give the lights to those who live without electricity, the 1.3 billion energy-impoverished people of the world.
A Luci Light allows a child to do their homework after their chores are done and to thus stay in school longer and have a better life. It allows a midwife to assist in the best way possible at a difficult night birth and supports a mother in taking care of her family when daylight is gone.
Our Africa Destination Experts are gifting these powerful pocket lights to villages in Zambia and Zimbabwe and will continue to light up communities throughout Africa.
From its inception in 2006, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools has been committed to the concept that transformative travel can, and will, bring tangible benefit to local communities. cazenove+loyd’s contribution directly supports communities in Cambodia which our clients can visit, so that – if they so wish – they can see for themselves the positive impact their travel is having.
Tourism is the primary means of upward economic mobility in northwest Cambodia, and abilities in the English language is the single greatest direct predictor of success within tourism in Cambodia. To bring familiarity with the English language from a younger age, the charity partner with government schools to teach English to children. These classes are fully funded by ABOUTAsia Schools, with teachers paid, trained, and supplied in-house.
ABOUTAsia Schools’ newest and most exciting project began in late 2014, with the opening of their first village learning center, just north of Siem Reap. They are one part library, one part classroom, and one part community center. Each have two full-time staff-members who function as English teachers and librarians, and they are well stocked with a library, art supplies, sporting equipment, and much more.
There are hundreds of thousands of children living on the streets in Bolivia – children without homes, with insufficient food, mostly without anyone to care for them.
The Bolivian Alalay Foundation rescues these children from the streets and offers them a loving environment living together in family cabins where they feed, clothe and educate them to encourage them in their future working lives. The name Alalay was chosen by the street children themselves and means “I am cold” in the local Aymara language.
cazenove+loyd’s support will aid in educating and training these children in order to help them find successful employment in the future. Destination Expert Milly Warr travelled to Bolivia to volunteer for Alalay and saw first-hand the positive impact this charity has made.