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Responsible Tourism

Tourism is a worldwide phenomenon and a socio-economic and political development element for many countries. Tourism industry has a great potential and also possesses the ability to contribute positively in socio-economic and cultural achievement; at the same time it also has the ability for environmental degradation.

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We love to travel and share our experiences. As a small luxury tour operator, we strongly feel that one must respect and try and preserve the socio-cultural, environmental and economic balances of the destinations we offer. Our global wildlife needs to be protected and all sectors of society must be engaged in this endeavour for future generations to enjoy the mesmerizing natural beauty of the wild. By supporting TOFTigers, we are contributing to the cause of wildlife conservation which is also the need of the hour and spreading the importance of " Responsible Tourism".

TOFTigers
Mission
Statement

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To advocate, plan, support and fund the protection, conservation and rewilding of natural wilderness and their wild inhabitants, especially tiger habitat, through the clever and wise use of nature tourism, using better visitor guidance, more community involvement, targeted green investment and enhanced governance and monitoring.

Objectives

To advance the welfare of wild animals threatened with extinction through the loss or degradation of their wild habitats, and to promote the protection, expansion and improvement of those habitats


Pratham
Who,What
& How

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Pratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.
Pratham means 'first' in Sanskrit. True to its name, it is the first major organization to achieve lasting, wide-scale success in India's educational landscape. This has been made possible due to various policies and strategies adopted by the organization.

Objectives

Dedicated to large-scale change

  • The mission to improve the quality of education in India and ensure that all children not only attend but also thrive in school is being accomplished by working in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers, volunteers, and civil society members. Our programmes aim to supplement rather than replace governmental efforts. They are implemented on a large scale to not only reach as many children as possible, but also to create an adoptable demonstration model for state governments.

A focus on innovation

  • Pratham's strategies reconfigure teaching methodologies, break down traditional tactics, and challenge the current rote learning mechanisms in our schools. Our programmes are innovative and outcome-driven. In its early years Pratham developed innovative teaching-learning methods, materials, and measurement methods. In 2005, we pioneered a nationwide survey of schooling and learning that has had a major impact on national and international policy discussions.

Low-cost, replicable models

  • Pratham has worked to develop low-cost, replicable models that can easily spread and be adopted by other organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with Pratham to implement learning 'interventions' at the grassroots level. These volunteers are mobilized, trained, and monitored by the Pratham team. They are also provided with teaching-learning material and books developed by Pratham. Not only does this ensure more effective implementation of the programs, but it also helps to build an infrastructure focused on providing quality education to children.

Programme results and accountability

  • All programmes are designed to ensure that learning levels in schools and communities increase, education reaches all children who are in school or unable to use school facilities, and youth gets well trained for job opportunities. Testing tools are also developed by the Pratham team to check the learning levels of children so as to determine the course of action best suited to each child and to assess impact of our programs.

A powerful voice in the education sector

  • Over the years, Pratham's advocacy in the education sector has become well recognized and regarded. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has become an important input in the education policies of both the Central and State Governments with several State Governments using the findings to help define their education programs each year. It has also been significant in defining a qualitative agenda in education and is widely acknowledged in government and policy circles inside and outside of India.

A diverse team unified by a common goal

  • Pratham comprises of development professionals, media professionals, corporate professionals, workers, activists, PhDs, MBAs, CAs, civil servants, bankers, consultants, and anyone else who brings their experiences, expertise, and perspectives to the organization. What unifies them is the common goal of improving the future of our children and youth.

    Learn more about PRATHAM and its initiatives 


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Zigi Tours has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, in recognition of our commitment to social and environmental sustainability. We use our position as a leading brand to inspire people, partners and customers to respect our planet, and champion products that contribute to healthier, happier communities while minimising our environmental impact.
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