At Leopard Safaris we regularly make an effort to give back as much as we can to the community. One of our CSR projects this year has been contributing to the international organisation Half the Sky which deals with women’s issues.
Some the matters this organisation addresses are: oppression and violence against women and girls, illegal trafficking and forced prostitution, promoting gender equality, reducing maternal mortality rates, and educating girls in particular.
Half the Sky works with several influential partners including CARE, BRAC, Heifer International, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, Women’s World Banking and World Vision. They receive funding from organisations such as the IKEA foundation, USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Nike Foundation, Intel and UN foundation. A number of influential celebrities like Meg Ryan, Eva Mendez and Olivia Wilde also support the organisation.
Leopard Safaris offered a 2 night all-inclusive stay at our camp in Yala to be auctioned at the 7th Annual Hong Kong Gala which was held on 31 May by Half the Sky. The event was highly successful and US$1 million was raised for orphans in China. We are proud to have been part of this charitable event and feel humbled to have been able to contribute in a small way.