Travel

DFW’s Member Travel Program

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DFW’s Travel Program provides meaningful and inspirational travel experiences for our members. These trips offer opportunities for members to connect face-to-face with our grantees and the women and girls we serve. Our goal is that these experiences will deepen our members’ understanding of the issues facing women and girls in the developing world, especially the women we support, while fostering strong bonds of friendship with travelers.

DFW’s exclusive travel provider is Elevate Destinations, based in Cambridge MA, which specializes in designing and implementing travel programs for nonprofit organizations while empowering and respecting the local destinations. It is a female-owned and operated social enterprise with a strong commitment to sustainability practices and gender issues.

DFW works with Elevate Destinations to select trip destinations that are of interest to our members and allow visits to DFW grantees. We are committed to offering unique travel experiences at a variety of price points in order to appeal to as many of our members as possible.

For questions or more information on any DFW trip, please contact Elevate Destinations at dfwtravel@elevatedestinations.com.

 

Visiting Dining for Women Grantees

 

DFW members interested in visiting one of our grantees are encouraged to participate in a DFW sanctioned trip through Elevate Destinations. On occasion, our members are interested in connecting with grantees when they are travelling on their own. Some of our grantees have their own visitor/volunteer models and are well-equipped to handle tourists.  For others, accommodating visitors can cause undue hardship because of their limited staff and resources. DFW has developed some guidelines that will help to minimize any hardship on our grantees while allowing our members to connect face-to-face with the women and girls we serve.

 

Guidelines for Visiting DFW Grantees

 

 

2021 Trips

 

India

February 2021

With visits to grantees Anchal, Asia Initiatives, Edu-Girls, and GRAVIS.

Exact dates and itineraries will be shared soon by our travel provider, Elevate Destinations. For updates, follow us on Facebook, check our website or watch for future issues of The Dish.

 

Malawi

Fall 2021

With visits to RIPPLE Africa, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, AGE Africa, and Shared Interest.

Exact dates and itineraries will be shared soon by our travel provider, Elevate Destinations. For updates, follow us on Facebook, check our website or watch for future issues of The Dish.

 

 

2020 Trips

 

Tanzania

July 16 – 25, 2020

Join DFW in Tanzania, one of the most beloved and enchanting destinations in the world. Far more than just a place to see the Big Five and the Wildebeest Migration, Tanzania offers a wealth of hospitality and the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange to be treasured for a lifetime. On this DFW journey you will have the opportunity to experience Tanzania’s natural beauty and connect with Tanzanian women and girls you have supported through Secondary Education for Girls Advancement (SEGA) and African People & Wildlife (APW).

Highlights:

  • Spend a weekend with students at the SEGA Girls School in Morogoro, where you’ll be immersed in the school’s community while staying at the on-campus lodge
  • Hike the enchanting Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro
  • Visit the APOPO hero rats that are trained to detect land mines and Tuberculosis
  • Learn about African People & Wildlife’s unique model to support community-driven conservation at their headquarters, the Noloholo Environmental Center
  • Search for large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, and even cheetah on a safari in Tarangire National Park

This trip is now FULL.  Please use this link if you would like to be added to the wait list.

For questions or more information, please contact DFW’s travel provider Elevate Destinations at dfwtravel@elevatedestinations.com.

 

Nepal

October 8 – 17, 2020

Spend an enriching and enlightening ten days with Dining for Women in Nepal — a country known as the “cultural powerhouse of the Himalayas.” Nepal is truly the perfect destination for every type of traveler. Situated in the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is a country rich in history, culture and majestic wildlife. Experience the beauty and tranquility of palaces, sacred temples, shrines and artwork here in Buddha’s birthplace.

Aside from learning about the Nepalese context, you will also have the unique opportunity to visit and learn alongside four of DFW’s grantees in Nepal and experience, firsthand, how they are impacting the lives of Nepalese women and children. In a country where there are tremendous gender disparities, these impactful organizations equip women and children with the skills and resources to become leaders of their own futures. We invite you to join this inspiring and uniquely customized journey with DFW that highlights holistic approaches to uplifting communities in Nepal.

Highlights:

  • Discover the vibrant culture and traditions of Nepal through cuisine, sightseeing and interacting with local communities.
  • Learn about local efforts to promote development through equality, improved healthcare and education, and global advocacy.
  • Engage with four of Dining for Women’s Nepalese grantees; Little Sisters FundBlinkNow FoundationHands in Outreach and One Heart Worldwide
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Bhaktapur, one of the best preserved medieval city-states of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Spend two days at Chitwan National Park, a protected jungle recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984.

This trip is now FULL.  Please use this link if you would like to be added to the wait list.

For questions or more information, please contact DFW’s travel provider Elevate Destinations at dfwtravel@elevatedestinations.com.

 

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