Oriental Tours Egypt are proud to inform you that we take part in supporting people and the environment, cooperating with nongovernmental charity houses, such as projects caring for abandoned children. In a country where the family is so important, unwanted children carry a great stigma that can affect them for the rest of their lives, and as State resources are thinly stretched, we try to help by giving these children a decent start in life; providing them with a caring home and schooling. We cooperate with a small, but very dedicated, organization that is currently caring for over 80 children aged from birth to 16 years. Most of the children arrive as babies, most commonly wrapped in pieces of rag, and are in a desperate need for love and care.
More and more people are nowadays returning from their holidays, wishing to give back something to the country they have just been to, and this is a great way of being able to ensure funds go directly to the communities they have visited. Many of our customers want to give something, even if it is just a flower to show their love of the country. Now, through our charity, we can enable them to put something back into the places they visit; helping to contribute towards making better places for people to live in and visit. We also do this in partnership with the travel industry, which identifies, defines, and screens a wide range of social and environmental projects.
One example of what we actually do is in our attempts to improve Egypt’s environment by helping to teach people how to keep the River Nile clean. Due to their lack of education, the villagers who live alongside the Nile do not very much care about the river and so, during the summer, we hold meetings to teach these people how important the River Nile is for all Egyptians.
We also arrange an annual clean-up program, during May, for the White Desert. It is an incentive program combining Cairo and White Desert accommodations, and we have guests from all over the world taking part with us. This project is arranged via our partners in the Farafra Oasis, who have hotels in the oasis, as well as camps in the White Desert.
Our Clean-up Trip Program
Pick up at 08:00 at the British Council, drive to Farafra Oasis (560 km) by minibus. Visit at the Black Desert and Crystal Mountain. Meet the jeeps at Bir Regwa. Drive to the White Desert, lunch, dinner and overnight at the camp.
After breakfast we get divided into groups. We start cleaning-up at the Old White Desert, in the Santa and White House areas, stopping halfway through the day for lunch. At the end of the day we drive back to the camp for dinner, overnight at the camp.
After breakfast the groups go to the New White Desert, to the El Tabali, Ain El Wadi and Wadi Hennis areas, for some more cleaning, again stopping halfway through the day for lunch and, at the end of the day, driving back to the camp for dinner, overnight at the camp.
After breakfast the groups go to the El Akabat El Barrani, El Wadi El Sharqui, Ain Serru, Ain Hawash and El Akabat El Guani areas for some more cleaning, once again stopping halfway through the day for lunch and, at the end of the day, driving back to the camp for dinner, overnight at the camp.
After breakfast the groups drive to Farafra to clean the areas of Qasr El Farafra, Ain El Balad, the old town of Farafra, Bir Mayuf and Bir Setta, once again stopping halfway through the day for lunch and, at the end of the day, driving back to the camp for dinner, overnight at the camp.
After breakfast we drive back to Cairo, with a lunch box, arriving at the British Council around sunset.
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