The idea behind the Be a Better Guide Foundation is developing world class tour guides in the poorest countries around the world.
Why? Because, time and time again, tourism has proved that it can be a powerful and sustainable way for communities to tackle poverty in their own backyard. By working side by side with grassroots organizations on the ground, we as globally-minded tour guides, will help these emerging tourism sectors grow and thrive.
Through innovative and specialized online training, mentoring and one-on-one coaching, the Be a Better Guide Foundation aims to build capacity, partnerships and life-long friendships with guides in the developing world.
We will actively seek community supported tourism initiatives and engage with models that are already working in these countries.We are committed not only to personal excellence and growth, but also to sharing those skills and empowering those who may be in need of a helping hand.
Do note that we are in the early stages of this foundation and have not yet registered as a legal charity.
We are getting legal council on how best to proceed and which organizational structure will help us best achieve our goals. This being said, we are presently rallying people together and actively seeking motivated individuals, organizations and businesses to join in our efforts.