Category Archives: Projects

Grant 2012 – Young Cultural Ambassador Project (YCAP), Nongkiaw Town, Laung Prabang, Lao PDR

The project is managed by Community Learning International (CLI), a US-registered NGO.   Nongkiaw, a small town in Ngoi District, Laung Prabang Province, experienced virtually no tourism when CLI began working there. But the area has been discovered and tourism

Grant 2011 – Waan Aelõñ in Majel Visitors Centre, Marshall Islands

The Waan Aelõñ in Majel Program based in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands has received a grant to renovate one of its buildings into a Visitors Centre. Waan Aelõñ in Majel, an NGO, trains local young people in carpentry

Grant 2010 – Mihintale Rock Temple, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka

Mihintale is a mountain peak, only 8 km away from Anuradhapura which is the ancient city of Sri Lanka.  It is, quite literally, the primary location of significance on the Sri Lanka Buddhism trail, as it is the first Buddhist

Grant 2010 – Community Tourism Training Exchange Project, Sapa, Vietnam

This project builds from the previous successful community based tourism training project completed in the village of Ta Phin and Ta Van in Sapa, Vietnam which has enabled the community to manage the impact of tourist visitation that was imminent

Grant 2010 – New directions for the nusantara weavers’ network, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

The project, led by the Yayasan Pecinta Budaya Bebali (YPBB), is to help the weavers’ communities understand the nature of the available resources and to develop management plans that helps preserve the forests and raise their incomes. The YPBB also

Grant 2009 – Responsible Trekking for Waste Management in Tamang Heritage Trail, Nepal

The Tamang Heritage Trail is the newly promoted destination developed by Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation and promoted by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for the cultural heritage of the ethnic Tamangs community.  Every year the region has seen increased tourists

Grant 2009 – Sea Turtles Clinic, Moorea, French Polynesia

The Sea turtles clinic, appointed by the Government Office for Environment, shelters and treats turtles found sick, wounded, mutilated or seized by the authorities.   Two species of sea turtles can be seen at the clinic: the green turtle and

Grant 2008 – Baltit Fort Library, Karimabad, Hunza, Pakistan

Baltit Fort is located at the top of a natural amphi-theatre formed by terraced slopes, in Karimabad in the northern area of Pakistan. The Fort is the testimony of the Rule of the Mirs for 900 years.  The Fort itself

Grant 2007 – Pang Soong Nature Trail, Chiengmai, Thailand

To ensure a sustainable development and growth for the villagers of Pang Soong, Track of the Tiger is awarded with the PATA Foundation grant to develop the trails, as well as a plant nursery in the woods around the village.

Grant 2007 – Viengxay Story – Houaphanh, Lao PDR

In partnership with UNWTO- ST-EP Programme, the PATA Foundation is pleased to offer its funding to turn this historical site as tourist attraction, whereby local community can further benefit from the development. The story of Viengxay lies in the personal