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When you travel with ME to WE, you’re in for an experience you won’t get anywhere else. Our partnership with WE Charity and the local communities the charity works with gives you the unique opportunity to connect with locals, truly immersing yourself in the place you visit. Go beyond a safari to walk in the footsteps of a family in rural Kenya, trek the Amazon jungle to meet the people who call it home, learn how to spin a pottery wheel in Nicaragua or make a traditional tie-dye piece in India. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to join a community to contribute to a development project like building a new classroom—making an impact that will last long after you return home. This is travel that gives back, and stays with you.

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www.metowe.com
Founded
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Headquarters

339 Queen Street East
Toronto ON M5A 1S9
Canada

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Joanne
10/10

My trip to Tanzania started off with my luggage being stolen. However when I arrived in Tanzania my facilitators were more then accommodating. They found a place for me to get under garments and even lent me tshirts to wear. They knowledgable, fun and worked so well with the kids and myself. Dayvo and Shaza are such beautiful people inside and out. I cannot wait to go back for another trip. I will be requesting them. Our Maasai warrior guides were so much fun and knowledgable! I loved hearing the story of Maasai culture and spending time with them and the kids at night during our down time. The accommodations were better then I ever expected and the staff at our camp was amazing. We all look forward to going back. If it were not for the group of employees we were paired with I truly believe my experience would have been much different. Dayvo, Shaza, Langoi and Lebahati are amazing people!!

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to work with the children a little more.
Yes, I recommend
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Louise
8/10

Our facilitators in Kenya were beyond remarkable and what has been done by me to we with regards to the schools and hospital are also commendable! Though I believe that me to we needs to declare that this is a social awareness program rather than volunteer.

Having volunteered with other organizations, there was little time dedicated to volunteering in both India and Kenya. I was also add that as Me to We invites adults on this trip that they integrate their skills to aid the program. Fortunately this year those of us that could work I the hospital did, a total of three days out of two weeks. In the past we have brought suitcases of supplies and braces to other volunteer projects. We were told by me to we that it was not necessary - we beg to differ, there was plenty that we could have brought that would've helped with just the basics.

Lastly the cost of camping in army tents at a tune of $3000 was incomparable to the other location with the "cottages". I would rather me to we asked less all the way around and have everybody stay in army tents with outhouses, this would be closer to the people's reality to whom you are serving.

How can this program be improved?
Yes though with the changes stated above.
Yes, I recommend
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Alexander
10/10

could not have asked for a better experience on my ME to WE trip to Ecuador! great staff and program, met some of the kindest and coolest people ever. life changing experiences and highly recommend to everyone! the food is great, the Minga Lodge was awesome as well. the program is very well organized and everyday is packed with fun activities and memorable service work. Looking forward to more ME to WE trips in the future!

Yes, I recommend
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Abby
10/10

I have never had a better experience in my life. My Kenya trip was eye-opening as it showed me a reality much different than mine, but also provided me with the opportunity to help better this lifestyle for the people I met there. I made both a Kenyan family and a Canadian family (people who went on the trip with me) and I can truly say I will never forget them. Me to We is incredible as it provided so many chances to get a feel for how the Massai people live and gave me the opportunity to get to know some extremely empowering people in process! My facilitators and Warriors were supportive, knowledgeable and so much fun, and I felt the trip ran so smoothly. Thank you Me to We for giving me the trip of a lifetime! 11/10 would recommend!!

How can this program be improved?
It was incredible start to finish. Absolutely no complaints.
Yes, I recommend
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Karina
10/10

In July 2015, I was fortunate to travel on an Alumni Me to We Trip to the Mewar region of Rajasthan, India with 22 incredible world-changers. I had traveled to Kenya with Me to We the previous summer, and I was eager to further my impact overseas ever since I returned from the beautiful Masai Mara.

India holds a special place in my heart. It is the place of origin of my ancestors, and a large part of my culture today revolves around Indian customs and practices. I had always wanted to travel to India to "return back to my roots". The Alumni Trip was definitely the perfect opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, as one might say, as there was a great balance between cultural immersion and volunteer work.

To say that my trip to India changed my life would be an understatement. All of my expectations were surpassed throughout the trip, from the sight-seeing, to the food, to the group activities, the overall experience was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined.

One of the highlights of my trip was interacting with the children in the community we were working in. They were all so sweet and welcoming. They were excited to be in school, and they cherished every moment because many of them would have been unable to receive an adequate education without Free The Children's help. The smiles on their faces were very motivating and encouraged everyone in my group to give 110% of effort every time we were at the buildsite.

There were a few stumbles in the road due to the weather, given that it was monsoon season; however, the trip facilitators were always prepared with a Plan B to ensure that we would not be missing out on any major activities listed in the Trip Itinerary. The facilitators also helped our group to become a family in such a short amount of time, which is often difficult to achieve in other types of group settings.

Overall, I would recommend traveling with Me to We to India if you are interested in having the full "Indian Experience", while also making a lasting difference in a developing community. I can guarantee that the memories you will make while in India will be priceless! :)

How can this program be improved?
One improvement would be to allot a longer amount of time to purchase souvenirs in the Udaipur market at the beginning of the trip, rather than on the day of departure as it can be difficult to pack mementos into a hiking backpack minutes before heading to the airport!
Response from ME to WE

Dear Karina,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we truly appreciate and value your comments. We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing experience with us in India and appreciate your suggestion in regards to having more time in the Udaipur market. We have shared this information with the relevant teams and your feedback will allow us to continue to create life changing experiences for youth in the future.

Thank you again for joining us to help make a sustainable difference in the communities we work with in India. If you have any more suggestions or thoughts, please contact us at [email protected].

Sincerely,
Me to We Trips

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