Sustainable tourism and community benefits from tourism are some of key issues that will attract participants who will be attending the forthcoming International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Symposium to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, mid this month.
Tanzania, like other African countries, is counted as a rich nation with diversified tourist attractions scattered all over its boundaries. But any tourist visiting this country would be compelled to help the poor desperate children walking alongside the roads which lead to key tourist sites in northern Tanzania.
These poor children are all over, seen begging for water to drink and money to buy pencils and exercise books.
Rich in tourism, Tanzania remain a poor country where basic needs including water, health and education services are inadequate to meet requirements of the people, despite these golden tourist opportunities available in this African safari destination.
Launched by a lady philanthropist, Janika Vaikjarv, Ladies Trekking Club and Impatiens Kilimanjari Foundation is a non-profit organization or a charity geared to support the poor children through donations from Mount Kilimanjaro climbers and travel book sales.