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 is rapidly increasing.   Nongkiaw is situated on both sides of the beautiful Ou River, immediately surrounded by spectacular mountains.  …

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 and woodworking skills using the medium of the traditional Marshallese Outrigger and has significantly contributed to their revival in Marshallese …

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 sermon was preached and the doctrine of peace introduced to the island.   Mihintale is a popular destination for local …

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 related to the increased appeal of the Sapa region for nature and cultural tourism.  The villages of Ta Phin and …

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 works to promote the communities’ cultural integrity.   The funds needed are for the internal and community consultation processes to …

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 flow giving locals opportunities to adopt tourism to support their livelihoods.  But with increased tourist flow of threat of loss …

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 the hawkbill turtle.  Over 130 turtles have been sheltered by the clinic since its creation.  45 of them were successfully …

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 was built 700 years ago by the then Mir. Baltit Fort has become a world renowned Historical Heritage of Pakistan …

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. Under a 10-year agreement with the local community, Track of the Tiger will source funding and, through its not-for-profit VWB …

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 accounts of some 23,000 laotians; rice farmers, wives, school children, soldiers, monks, political leaders who endured incredible hardship as they …