Soulcial Travel : Travel with a Cause
Do you always have a longing to travel and do good at the same time? And want to impact someone’s life. Here ‘s a wonderful campaign and organisation based in New Delhi whose aim is exactly the same. A few days back I had a chance to have a chat with Michael, the founder of Soucial Travel
a) Can you tell a little about your campaign please ?
The objective of the campaign is to raise funds for disabled people living in Delhi. The non-profit that will benefit is called ESCIP “Empowering Spinal Chord Injured Persons” and they have a home where people who have become paraplegic or quadriplegic can seek treatment, mentoring and training to help them become more autonomous. They do a great deal of excellent work for people who would otherwise be excluded from society. They also empower disabled people through sport, by organising wheelchair rugby training practices so they can in their minds become “differently or specially abled” as opposed to “disabled”.
b) Thought behind Soulcial travel. The vision going forward ?
Since its creation in 2014, Soulcialtravel has served as a platform to connect people who wish to volunteer or make a positive impact on society with NGOs, social enterprises, charity shops etc. Going forward we intend to become more than a “connectivity platform” and make more of a concrete impact. We will start to raise funds for certain causes, like ESCIP by organising events, such as social, cultural or sporting events initially. We also plan to help companies with their CSR strategies by advising them of the type of projects and organisations they can fund, based on their company’s respective desired areas of intervention.
c) What can we expect going forward ? How can one reach to Soulcial Travel beyond the campaign ?
Soulcial travel exists through our website : www.soulcialtravel.com where anyone can come and see the opportunities for volunteering or the social enterprises and charity shops, whether in Delhi, elsewhere in India, Asia and even one project in Europe. It’s a free service both for users and the organisations we promote.
The campaign is visible online at this link: http://igg.me/at/soulcialtravel