G Adventures and Planeterra Foundation Award $25,000 Grant

Winner Lee-Ann Gibbs will use the grant to help human trafficking survivors gain financial independence By: Chelsee Lowe
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Lee-Ann Gibbs accepts grant from G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip. // © 2013 G Adventures

 


In an effort to create positive change worldwide, adventure travel company G Adventures collaborated with its nonprofit Planeterra Foundation in the inaugural G Project event. Part of the G Project was the Summit in the Jungle, a meeting in Costa Rica during which select participants pitched ideas on how to help solve specific social and environmental issues. Lee-Ann Gibbs, a volunteer with Samrakshak Samuha Nepal, won the competition and a $25,000 development grant to bring her project to life.  
Gibbs’ project focuses on the growing tourist industry in Nepal and how it can be leveraged to help train Nepal’s human trafficking survivors. Through her project, survivors will gain the skills and confidence necessary to work in the hospitality industry and be economically independent.
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