Sports coaching in Kenya

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sports coaching in Kenya

Environment

The health of our oceans, rivers and forests is crucial to our survival and wellbeing, yet unsustainable human activities are putting increasing pressure on our planet. As a company, we are constantly developing new and innovative solutions to tackle the challenges posed by climate change through exploration of sustainable ‘green’ options. Our environmental projects protect the environment and help people use the resources they need without compromising them for future generations.

As an organisation, we are carbon neutral. In Kenya, we minimise the use of harmful substances such as pesticides, cleaning products and paints, substituting them for innocuous and environmentally friendly products. The use and disposal of chemicals is properly managed.

Camp Tsavo is designed to minimise pollution from noise, light, run-off, erosion, ozone-damaging compounds and air and soil contaminants. We choose only environmentally friendly products for building materials, capital goods, food and consumables.

In addition, we encourage the principles of permaculture in our Kenyan projects and we have developed a community tree nursery for the neighbouring communities in Tsavo that provide fast- growing, sustainable wood.

Community

All of the camp locations that you stay in during your programme are staffed by members of the surrounding communities. Our projects are ongoing and sustainable, allowing us to commit to permanent employment for locals.

We employ staff transparently, creating a diverse workforce in terms of gender, ethnicity, age and disability. We pay all our employees fairly and treat ethically, respecting International and/or national legal protection of employees. By working in areas where tourism is less established, we contribute to the even distribution of income and economic growth. Most of our fresh produce and project materials are source from sustainable, local supplies.

The vision behind our sports programme was to create an opportunity for university students to develop their coaching and leadership skills, whilst promoting physical education in African schools. The power of sport is phenomenal and can be used successfully as a social development tool, helping to:

• Instil values such as discipline, teamwork, respect and fair play
• Foster skills such as leadership, problem solving and organisation
• Bridge cultural and ethnical divides and address gender equality
• Improve health and fitness
• Identify and harness talent and create ambition
• Create business opportunities, enterprise and employment

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