Category: Asia

Giving Back to the World We Travel: Making a Difference in Vietnam

Minh Tu Orphanage

Get a firsthand glimpse of daily life at Minh Tu Orphanage, and see before-and-after photos of improvements supported by Grand Circle Foundation, in the video above. Help Wanted: Buddhist women to live at orphanage with 200 children, many of whom are disabled. Must be willing to rise at 3am for two hours of prayer before… Read more »

Aye Yeik Mon orphange – Myanmar

Since the military took over the power in Burma from Feb 01, 2021.The situation in the country is getting worse and facing with a civil war. There are many protects in over the country, some of them became violence and caused many people died by military government. The civil war is starting happened at the… Read more »

Giving Women Skills to Succeed

Grand Circle Foundation’s efforts to support women’s cooperatives worldwide A Message from Harriet Lewis Here in America, we sometimes take for granted the ability we have to make the choices that shape our future. In some cultures, women especially are prevented by tradition or circumstance from pursuing their dreams. As I reflect upon the meaning… Read more »

Long Tho Disability Child-Rearing Center- HUE city

Every year, Hue and Central Vietnam are hit by several storms and flooding which have been impacting the life of local people heavily. Long Tho Disability Child-rearing Center is a shelter and school for 87 disadvantaged and disabled kids, who cannot go to the normal public school to study. Fifty of them are permanent residents… Read more »

Vietnam is facing the fourth typhoon to hit the country in October

As if a pandemic isn’t enough in 2020, natural disasters from fires to flooding have been everywhere as well. Our O.A.T. team in Vietnam sent us an urgent appeal this week to help the Minh Tu Orphanage after another typhoon recently hit Vietnam’s central and coastal regions. “The center of Vietnam is facing it’s fourth… Read more »

Giving Back to the World We Travel—Even When We’re Not Traveling

In this sometimes heartbreaking time, I found a true ray of sunlight in the actions of Ole and the team here in Thailand. By Pavi Kulatunga, Vice President, Asia Business Operations A few weeks ago we started closing down the Bangkok office. We’ve been in this particular office space for almost 10 years, but more… Read more »

Walking less to learn more in Mongolia

If you’ve visited Mongolia with OAT, chances are you stopped in at the Ger District Kindergarten also known as The Art of Living Rightfully.

Minh Tu orphanage in Vietnam

Minh Tu Duc Son orphanage was started when a baby was left at Nun Minh Tu’s doorstep in 1986.

O.A.T. Thailand Team & the Royal Thai Navy Restore Coral Reefs

In cooperation with the Royal Thai Navy, more than 30 Overseas Adventure Travel associates from the Bangkok office spent a day restoring dying and damaged coral reefs, helping to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation for staff and the local community. The navy officers  provided a lecture on marine ecology and basic training… Read more »

The WASH Initiative at Tin Keo Village, Laos

Twenty-two years ago, the local government developed a plan to turn the Lao lowland, source of the Kuong Xi waterfall, into a tourist destination. Located 13 miles from the center of Luang Prabang, the village of Tin Keo fell into that territory. Yet, this community of fewer than 500 people, including 90 Hmong residents, remains… Read more »