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Exciting News Khiri Reach, Our Charitable Arm, Wins the Skal Sustainable Tourism Award 2023!

We’re thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement by Khiri Reach, our charity arm. Khiri Reach has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Skål Sustainable Tourism Award in the Tour Operators – Travel Agents category.

At Khiri Travel, we’re proud to cover all administrative costs, ensuring that every donation you make goes directly to those who need it most. “Sixteen Years of Reaching Out in Asia” has been recognized for outstanding work and commitment to sustainable tourism.

Since its establishment in 2007, Khiri Reach has been actively involved in various projects. From aiding earthquake and flood victims in Laos and Lombok to contributing to gibbon and turtle rehabilitation programs in Phuket and Myanmar, supporting tourism workers during the challenging COVID-19 years, constructing water wells, and facilitating the establishment of community-based tourism initiatives in Cambodia, Khiri Reach has consistently made a positive impact.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Kevin S. Rautenbach, President of Skal International Thailand, who graciously accepted the award on behalf of Khiri Reach during the opening ceremony of the 82nd Skål World Congress, hosted in Malaga, Spain on November 2nd.

For additional details regarding the official announcement of the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, please click here.

To access the full press release for ‘Khiri Reach’s 2023 Global Skal Sustainable Tourism Award Win,’ please click here!

Empowering Positive Impact through Khiri Reach!

About Khiri Reach

Established in 2007, Khiri Reach is a charitable foundation committed to uplifting disadvantaged communities through initiatives spanning community development, conservation, environmental stewardship, and empowerment. Our footprint extends across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia, with upcoming projects slated for Indonesia, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Our mission revolves around education and direct collaboration with both rural and urban individuals, fostering sustainable enhancements to their livelihoods.

Khiri Reach takes on the role of identifying genuine projects necessitating funding, offering guidance to donors and volunteers, and ensuring that every penny of donation aids beneficiary initiatives. With Khiri Travel absorbing all operational expenses, every donation reaches deserving projects. Our coordination extends to local NGOs and ventures, backed by Khiri Travel’s dedicated personnel who allocate five paid working days annually to lead Khiri Reach endeavors.

Our efforts garnered global recognition as the 2023 Travel Marketing Awards in London granted Khiri Reach a remarkable third place worldwide for its exceptional sustainable and responsible tourism promotion. To learn more about our impactful work, visit KhiriReach.org.

Khiri Reach: Projects in 2023

Buddha Jayanthi Child Development Center in Sri Lanka

In April 2023, our Khiri Reach Ambassador and Khiri Travel representatives in Sri Lanka visited the Buddha Jayanthi Child Development Center in Kegalle. They brought along the visit with dry rations and meat items (which is a luxury for the children), worth approximately 300$ as an in-kind donation.

Duang Prateep Foundation in Bangkok

On 12 May 2023, Khiri Reach visited Duang Prateep Foundation in Bangkok’s Khlongtoey ‘slum’ district to donate 12,000THB worth of equipment and food to the school. In return, the kids used their art skills to decorate gift bags for Khiri Travel’s upcoming 30th anniversary party!

PUSPADI – Bali – Indonesia

During June 2023, PUSPADI Bali formed a partnership with Khiri Reach, a collaborative program aimed at providing wheelchair assistance to individuals with disabilities in Bali. The beneficiaries of this program are 16 individuals with disabilities who directly receive the wheelchairs, as well as their families who indirectly benefit from the program.

Food Bank Vietnam

On 27 April 2023, Khiri Reach and Food Bank Vietnam delivered 150 meals to elderly people residing in the Vinh Son Nursing Home, located in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City. This is just the first step of our 10-week support program, with the goal of reducing food waste and fighting hunger in the community.

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