Outdoor adventure can play a key part in developing students’ resilience and leadership skills. As well as being a whole lot of fun, GROUND programs offer students an opportunity to explore new geographies, gain a deeper cultural understanding of host communities and discover their personal strengths.
We work with local community trekking and adventure guides, stay at locally owned homestays and guest houses, and eat local foods prepared by people in the villages that we visit throughout our programs. This not only creates a more authentic experience for our student groups, but also means that local communities benefit from tourism in a responsible and sustainable way.
WHAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Taksim ensured safety at all times and was professional and sensitive to the needs of each team member. He displayed genuine care and a desire to make sure that everyone enjoyed the trek. His knowledge of local flora and cultural diversity along the trek route was informative and gave experience authenticity. I would highly recommend Taksim and his team. They were all dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive to everyone.
I love the jungle trek in Banlung! Since childhood, I loved being outdoors and spending time with nature so this was a great experience to be surrounded by the sounds of the jungle for a few days.
Trekking in Knuckles Range was fantastic. The students really liked their accommodation and they had a really wonderful time interacting with the local staff and exchanging knowledge.