GoHarvest Travel

start-up, transport, low-income families, Impact Incubator

Providing study tours for free or at a discounted price for students from low-income families

 

Students from low-income families may have fewer opportunities than others in participating in extra-curricular activities or to travel, causing these children to lag behind in acquiring soft skills and be increasingly alienated from the community. The venture aims at bridging the opportunity gap by providing for free or at a discounted price customised local and Mainland tours for students from low-income families.

The tours will be designed with reference to the ITTA model which comprises gathering and analysing information, travelling, completing tasks and applying knowledge. Through participating in the tours, students are expected to build up their confidence, broaden their knowledge of sustainable development, have their creativity nurtured and social skills enhanced. Students’ family members will be invited to join the tours so as to strengthen their family relationships.

In addition, participating students will be engaged as community ambassadors to design educational materials and organise workshops to share their learning with other children and youth.

Name of Organisation

GoHarvest Travel Limited

Approved Funding Amount

HK$499,715

Funding Period (Status)

3 years (Active)

Expected Impact

To benefit 464 children from low-income families and their family members

Milestones/Progress

As at February 2020:

  • Organised 27 local tours/ workshops for over 800 participants/ tertiary interns/ volunteers. Of these participants, nearly 220 were children/ their family members from low-income families and around 130 were tertiary interns/ volunteers
  • Received around 35 enquiries and quotation requests on local tours/ workshops
  • Launched/ enhanced the project website, blog, Facebook page and Instagram page
  • Participated in an education exhibition in December 2019

Website

www.goharvest-travel.com.hk