Often times after returning from an Absolute Travel trip our clients come back compelled to do something. We agree, and find digging deeper during our travels truly gives us the gift of compassion while also enriching our connection to a country and its people. That’s why since 1989 we have been creating life-changing trips that stick with our clients long after they have touched back down on familiar ground. But we’re up to much more than just designing incredible journeys. We pride ourselves in serving the places we love all around the world and uniting the elements of global awareness, kindness, and education through travel; providing our clients with unique and transformative opportunities through our network of local connections and giving people the opportunity to learn firsthand of the challenges our world faces and how to work with the local people to influence change.
We’re honored to work alongside American Jewish World Service (AJWS), supporting their meaningful work on the ground to empower people throughout the world to achieve justice and self-sufficiency through the promotion of human rights, education, economic development, healthcare and sustainable agriculture by facilitating donor trips to their project including Ghana, Bolivia, and Ethiopia. But an upcoming trip to Liberia in June 2012 may be our most significant trip with them yet. Absolute Travel’s General Manager, Leslie Overton, says, “From global poverty to gender issues, American Jewish World Service is on the frontlines to create change and make an impact on an international level. What strikes me in particular about their work is the dedication to visit their causes on-site to learn about the issues firsthand, in person. Absolute Travel is honored to be a link in the process.”
Although the literal translation of Liberia means “Country of the free”, Liberia unfortunately has not lived up to its name. But after recovering from a gruesome civil war and decades of human right exploitations, Liberia is pulling her head up high. With the first female president of Africa and peace warriors such as Leymah Gbowee, Liberian women are working tirelessly to learn from their complicated history and move forward. Joining AJWS in Liberia will be a profound experience for women seeking to witness Liberia’s female-led transformation. Leymah Gbowee is the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and director of AJWS grantee, Women Peace and Security Network-Africa. Her work in part motivated this inspirational journey for women, which will include insight into the many sides of Monrovia and compelling discussions with social activists.
We are committed to AJWS and are incredibly proud of our partnership. Contact Absolute Travel general manager, Leslie Overton, if you would like to observe the transformation of a country from peril to more peaceful times with AJWS and Leymah Gbowee.