It is all about community, education, and environment.
COMMUNITY ? Basic life needs are important to the villagers and the only way to reduce the pressure on the environment is to provide an alternate source of income to the villagers or to find sustainable ways to keep food on the table. Providing jobs and supporting the local boat operations is what we do now, but we are looking into the possibility of bio-gardens and aquaculture in the area.
EDUCATION ? No matter how cliché it sounds, children are the future. Transforming the minds of the children to what opportunities await them and for them to learn how to respect the environment is our focus. We do physical projects to support the school and the students, but our guest?s have been the most wonderful contribution to the development of the children as you are always willing to share a little bit of your lives and culture to the children (and even the community). Your visit tells them about the world and helps them appreciate the nature they should take care off.
Through the years, we wish to continue supporting Tacdugan Elementary School on the school?s physical requirements and supply needs. We hope to get volunteer teachers to come visit and add to the children?s learning.
ENVIRONMENT ? All these projects boil down to protecting the environment with the both the community and the children involved. This is their land and the locals should be the ones to benefit most from the nature that surrounds them. Donsol Eco Tour hopes to be able to create a marine protected area not too far from the resort to make tourism (scuba diving included) and fish catch sustainable through the years.
If you are interested in supporting any of our community projects, please contact Cris Pontino at firstname.lastname@example.org.