Sustainable Projects in Morocco with Journey Beyond Travel
Since Journey Beyond Travel is run by former Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff, we’ve always had a central goal of supporting local causes, associations, and initiatives throughout the country, especially in the places our travelers visit. We’ve listed some of the current causes below that we support at the grassroots level. A percentage from each tour goes directly to these projects. We are proud to be members of the ATTA, the International Eco-Tourism Society, and are certified in Sustainable Community Development and completing certification in Sustainable Tourism Management.
Fair Trade Program in Morocco
After much planning, Journey Beyond Travel is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as the exclusive parter of The Anou – a fair trade revolution taking place in Morocco. The initiative has already received overwhelming kudos for bringing shoppers directly to artisans, both online and off, and for the empowerment of local communities, artisans, and families. Feel free to read more about Anou and the JBT partnership for all the details. Initially, JBT will be sharing information about Anou, including an pre-departure informational packet, with our travelers so that they will be able to access certified ‘Fair Trade’ centers throughout the country on our trips.
High Atlas Foundation
Since 2011, we’ve been collecting donations from travelers at the time of booking a trip that goes directly to the High Atlas Foundation. The donation helps locals in the mountains plant trees and help locals with sustainable initiatives. All of this helps to carbon offset your trip. You can donate at the time of booking. We are now matching all donations made by our travelers, which adds up significantly each year.
Education for All
In 2013, we started helping with Education for All (EFA) by allocating funds that go directly to this organization each year. Additionally, we do our best to promote the organization’s efforts to our travelers in hopes of sponsorship for girls. We are proud to support such initiatives for education in Morocco – this one focusing on offering housing and support for girls from rural communities. We plan on increasing our donations to EFA and if you’d like to offer a helping hand, read more in our in-depth article about Education for All. Do feel free to contact us for any details.
Village of Khemlia
Since we began, we’ve had travelers visit the village of Khemlia, just past Merzouga. In every trip we do, we donate directly to a village. The locals here pride themselves on their Gnawa music and put on a quite a show and sell their CDs after a performance.
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Journey Beyond Travel works hard to ensure that each trip we do meets modern environmental standards. At the grass-root level we promote ecotourism projects throughout the country.
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We promote sustainable and responsible travel in Morocco. Our niche of offering high-quality tours ensures low impact on the special places you'll visit with our team.