Do Good as You Go

Do Good as You Go

About

We are a non-profit network of global travelers committed to the idea of “use what you know, to do good as you go.” Our vision is to inspire and enable all travelers to leverage their interests and professional skills to make a difference during their trips. We work closely with local communities to understand needs and challenges, build relationships with mutual respect, structure programs that foster empowerment and ensure sustainability through collaboration and knowledge building.

We believe that by working together, all of our small individual actions will lead to a significant impact on the world we visit, reducing poverty, improving education, arts and health, and inspiring others to do the same.

We are a self-funded, secular, non-partisan 501(c)3 registered non-profit charity.

Founded
2009
Headquarters

United States

Reviews

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Allana
10/10

This opportunity has been one that will have a lasting impact on me for life, and was such a profound and rewarding experience. This program is very organised and well-planned. I felt safe at all times, and always had support from the organisers and the other volunteers. It was a very positive environment. I felt like we all became a family, and it was so nice to meet people from all over the world. Volunteering with the children was the most rewarding experience. I was able to bond with them and form friendships with them. It felt good knowing that I was able to make a difference in their lives. I felt like I was able to interact and form relationships with many members of the community, and I was also able to learn a lot about their culture. This opportunity was so valuable and has given me knowledge that only can be learned through an experience such as this.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to get even more time interacting with the kids and their families. We got to spend time with the children at the school and at after school sports programs, but never really got to meet their families.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Husam
9/10

The children cried very much when I told them I will leave the next day and suddenly I found myself crying also, I was not expecting this. I hugged them as if they are my own children. They have held my hand always as if I am their father, played with my hair, touch my skin and invited me to their families (if there is one) and fight to have the camera to make photos. they were waiting the end of school to run to me. they told me they never catch a camera or saw one before, and I was the first foreigner they meet in their life. I gave them freedom, listen to them, laughed with them and shared with them part of their life, I went with them to the village, to the small mountain close to school, asked them to photograph their families. it was real fun for both of us. I never forget a small short child who is 10 years old, they call him Michael Jackson, i don't why :) we were walking in the village and he was holding my hand and then we met by accident his drunken father. Michael jackson was ashamed, looked at me as if want to say: why you´r not my father. it was not a workshop about teaching photography, it was most touching human experience I had in my life. This children are so poor, their mothers work in Gulf countries as cleaning women, they need love and attention. I was also amazed that they have a talent, I have at end more then 800 photos done by the children, and some are really awesome. I think a lot of them, remember their names one by one. and can not wait to visit them again. I must thank the foundation for sending me there and also the school ECF which offer them good education for free and a give them hope of better future.

How can this program be improved?
At the school I had only one camera and I had 15 children so it was hard for me to give them all same chance of making fotos. that was the only problem I had. but I used also my camera although i worried that the children will damage it :) but at the end they where awesome. I miss them so much.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jennifer
10/10

We have volunteered in many locations, but this one was by far our favorite place to visit. The organization was extremely well run by enthusiastic and friendly staff and volunteers. This is one organization that is making a huge difference by supporting children so that the can attend school. They ensure that they are clothed, fed, have school supplies, and provide homework help too! We were so impressed that we decided to sponsor a child ourselves!

Oaxaca City is also a wonderful location to visit. The food is amazing and the people are so friendly. There are many lovely and interesting places to visit nearby in the region too.

Yes, I recommend this program

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