This is an introduction to a project and a social business idea that will promote sustainable tourism, job creation and creating cultural awareness through traditional music and cultural exchange programs. Through this concept, tourists and visitors will be treated fairly as well as their host to everybody’s satisfaction.
The project has support and training from Glokala’s Folkhögskolan Social Entrepreneurship program, where the founder is a student.
Follow the link: http://samhallsentreprenor.glokala.net/2015-2016/18-19-januari-internat/ see some of the activities which Jessey has participated in during the course, study visit to local Entrepreneurs with members of his class and students from Centrum för Publikt Entreprenörskap
Fair Traveling concept is structured to comply with international fair trade criteria and fair labour practices. It will also make creative use of climate compensation practices and comply with ecologically sustainable standards. Fair travelling will also adapt to Eco tourism practices, thus, advocating for responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, the attractions and at the same time improves the well-being of the local people. Fair travelling is a concept which offers a win-win arrangement for both the tourists and the host.The concept will also comply with ILO rules and regulations.
The main purpose of this concept is to inform and promote travellers to Africa and to create the awareness about the beauty and hospitality of Africans, which is often misinformed by the media. We also want to act as an intermediary between the travellers and the locals.This project is aiming at giving visitors the opportunity to experience Africa at its best which possibly could not be experienced with the traditional charter agencies. The concept will also allow visitors to engage in meaningful and possitive social projects whilst exploring the continent of Africa. Fair travelling is a concept which offers a win-win arrangement for both the tourists and the hosts.
The target groups
- Individuals and groups,
- established travel organisations
- Institutions (schools)
- curious about Africa and its cultures
- want to travel in an environmentally and socially responsible way
- interested in home-stay arrangement and voluntary work
Invitation to travel with the Fair Traveling Concept
Are you an individual, a group or an institution, who is curious about Africa and its cultures? Tourism schools looking for new destinations to travel for their practical? Are you looking for a safe, friendly, local, educative, ecological and a responsible way to travel to west Africa for voluntary work?
Choose the Fair Traveling concept (FTC) as your guides and tours to arrange a safe and a mind-lingering trip to the sunshine continent. The concept is an initiative design to cater for the different needs of travelers to West Africa as outlined above. It is a win-win arrangement between our guests and the locals, because we trust that in the area of human development, sharing and exchanging of ideas between people from different ethnic backgrounds is paramount to meeting some of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe this can be achieved through fair, ethical, cultural and responsible tourism.
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development
With our wealth of knowledge, links and experience in tour guiding in rural Africa over the past 16 years, we guarantee our guests a memorable trip, and a trip worth your money to Africa. We provide local pleasure tours and offer home stays to our guest as well as introducing them to interesting communal activities with their hosts. This way our guests will experience Africa at its best and behind the facades. We specialize in areas such as arranging a tour package and offering excellent guidance.
We have a profound knowledge about our country and all tourist attractions. We are recommended in many western travel guide books as professional guides in Ghana. e.g. lonely planet, Bradt guide etc. We also have Links and contacts in the tourism industry in Ghana, including the tourist board, hence, giving us an absolute right to show visitors around. And crucially, knowledge in project management with support and training from Glokala Folkhögskolan’s social entrepreneurship program which the founder has studied.
Tour Package, Activities for tourists with FTC, 2 to 4 weeks visit to Ghana
Greater Accra region, capital city: A visit to Accra National museum, the art and crafts market, makola market, visit to the beach and a taste of night life in the capital city. There are lots of activities and things to see in the night, e.g. listen to hip life music concerts, cultural music and performers, night clubs, beach party, salsa lessons etc.
Central region, Cape coast:
- A visit to Kakum National park, the biggest rain forest in Ghana. Guests will get an informative guidance through the rain forest, learn about the plants and the animal species that lives in the forest. Its also a mecca for bird lovers as the forest has a variety of birds species. You can see all these going through the CANOPY walk way, suspended several meters from the forest floor.
- A visit to Cape coast and elmina castles, some of the last remaining European trading post/forts in West Africa. An ideal place to learn and get a glimpse on European colonization and slave trade in Ghana and in west Africa. A historic place worth a visit. Lodging will be at Hans cottage, a place to see wild crocodiles in the natural habitat.
Eastern region, Koforidua: A visit to Oburi botanical gardens, Boti water falls, krobo glass beads market, and visit to the mystical rock.
Ashanti region, Kumasi: A visit to lake Bosumtwi and spend a night there. A visit to Kumasi national museum.
Volta region: A visit to Akosombo hydro electric dam, visit Nzulezo village( a village built over water) amazing to see how the inhabitants live and do things over water. There is a possibility to catch an over night ferry with lodging facilities to the northern part of Ghana.
Brong-Ahafo, Kintampo. A visit to Kintampo water falls, a visit to Boabeng monkey sanctuary, a spectacular place to see different kinds of monkey species in the country.
Northern region, Tamale: A visit to Tamale arts and crafts market, a visit to Gambaga witches camp and escapement. A visit to Mole National park and Larabanga Ancient mosque and near by, the larabanga mystical rock. The inhabitants in this village are Muslims and Animistic in belief.
Upper east region, Bolgatanga: A special reception and host by Nongre crafts and culture organisation, a visit to Bolga crafts and art market, a visit to Tongo hills and Tenzug shrine, a visit to Paga Crocodile pond and sanctuary, a visit to paga Nania slave camp, a visit to Navrongo mud cathedral, a visit to sirigu art and pottery village.
Upper west region, Wa : We pay a visit to Wechiau Community hippo sanctuary, to see hippos in their habitat and learn about conservation.
Note: Trips for the following reasons: Volunteering opportunities, staying with a local family(home stay arrangement), backpacking, business, cultural travels etc… should contact us in advance so that we can arrange your trip.
Current Volunteer work program at Nongre’s Foundation
Engage youth in sustainable livelihood through education and vocational training programs or initiatives.
Contact us to learn more. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our foundation.