Wall Cares believes that working toward sustainable community
development through travel requires the fervor and power of a
The sustainable tourism movement is being
motivated by several sectors of society: grassroots community
groups, international charities and NGOs, global governmental
organizations, academic institutions, private sector associations,
and the travel industry itself.
Great Wall Cares wishes to partner with several
organizations within these sectors in order to become a global voice
and to strengthen this movement toward sustainable community
development through travel.
When it comes to creating a broad, global
movement these are the types of groups we are looking for in order
to make a serious and profound impact:
International charity groups: These are charity organizations
such as Make-A-Wish, an organization with offices and staff in many
different countries around the world. What we wish to do with these
international charity organizations is to donate or allows us to add
some charitable initiatives to student groups traveling to China in
order to help us with our programs for rural China.
sponsors: Many businesses have a tradition of donating to those
less fortunate, and we’d like to invite them to take part in our
causes. Some businesses donate to build schools and some donate when
there are natural disasters. Whatever the occasion, we’d like your
Volunteer groups: University students from around the world are
interested in charitable causes, and many work as volunteers to help
those in need. We have seen this firsthand with university students
in Beijing volunteering to help those in communities around the
Great Wall. We plan on talking to those schools and inviting them to
join us. In return, they'll get certificates for charity work in
order to demonstrate their merits.
If you are part of any of the groups described
above (and even if you aren’t), then we’d love to hear from you and
your ideas about helping rural China.