Community Service Sustainability
At the core of Perillo’s Learning Journeys is the mission of giving back through travel. We are proud members of Tourism Cares and support community service and sustainability travel initiatives throughout the globe. A portion of your program goes back to the projects you will visit during your experience.
Here are a few of the projects we are proud to be involved with.
During our visits in Northern India, we discovered a meaningful NGO which directly impacts lives in rural India: The seeds of PYDS were sown fifteen years ago, when on observing the marginal level of education among the poor rural children of Purkal, G.K. Swamy decided to literally take matters in his own hands. He identified students who showed promise and put in long hours with them after school to help them cope up in their studies
Their Vision is to "To enhance the lives of underprivileged rural children through holistic education, nutrition and healthcare”
PYDS is dedicated to enhancing the lives of underprivileged rural young people. To achieve this they offer holistic care and education, and foster in these children a desire for excellence. Part of this mission is instilling in the students a sense of community; a respect for responsible, ethical living, and a desire to preserve the beautiful environment of the Himalayan foothills of their birth.
Matraanchal Orphange For Girls
Matraanchal Orphanage For Girls provides a home to children and teaches them the skills and support they need to reach their fullest potential while providing quality education for at risk and destitute girls.
For over 30 years, Musade, an NGO in San Ramon Costa Rica, has been fighting in defense of human rights for women. Musade provides a safe haven for women to grow and live in safety, love and hope. Fostering support and empowerment is the mission, and the organization supports this goal through activities and job development skills. Lovely crafts are produced by the ladies of Musade and can be purchased during your visit a center to help women escaping domestic violence in the San Ramon area.
Victor, The Horse Whisper-Dreams of Horses Farm
A visit to Gozo provided a moving experience with Victor, an animal whisperer, and founder of Dreams of Horses Farm.
Victor’s intuitive gift with rescued animals taught us the methods animals use to communicate. With his guiding compassion and respect, the animals are integrated in large open air areas displaying tolerance for one another and exhibit a loving, therapeutic kindness in their work with people with special needs and the emotionally challenged.
A visit with Victor is included in our Malta collection.