— Geoffrey Kent
A&K Philanthropy Partners with Local Communities to Empower Lasting Change
Established in 1982, A&K Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods in the communities where our guests travel. As part of our ongoing mission, our local offices around the world support over 45 projects in their communities that focus on one of the four pillars of AKP — Conservation, Education, Health and Job Creation — making for a philanthropic commitment unequalled in the travel industry.
On many journeys, you have the opportunity to visit an AKP partner project, and see firsthand the positive impact these efforts have on their communities. Whether it’s celebrating a newly opened maternity ward or serving lunch to local schoolchildren, philanthropic visits afford a wealth of moving experiences you won’t find anywhere else, and many of our guests — especially those travelling together as a family — experience their journeys’ most impactful moments during these visits. AKP employs a team of dedicated Philanthropy Coordinators stationed throughout the world, allowing for deeper, more meaningful cultural exchanges as you experience these projects as part of your A&K journey.
AKP Projects Around the World
With more than 45 projects worldwide, these are just a few of the philanthropy visits you can experience firsthand on an A&K journey.
Children of the Rainbow School
In Peru’s Sacred Valley, visit a special school providing an oasis of education and hope to the region’s least-privileged children.
Save the Albatross
Learn about a campaign to protect Antarctica’s albatross species, 15 of which are threatened with extinction by deep-sea fishing hooks.
Cambodia Clean Water Project
See how clean wells are turning the tides of waterborne illness and fostering a healthier future for local families in rural Cambodian villages.
Dipetsana Bike Shop
Visit Kasane in Botswana to see how a small group of local women have turned a tiny co-op into an inspiringly successful enterprise radiating prosperity throughout the region.
Experience AKP’s Inspiring Work on an A&K Journey
Many of our Luxury Small Group Journeys, as well as our Luxury Expedition Cruises, feature opportunities to visit projects in person.
— Geoffrey Kent
For a complete list of projects and visit opportunities, or to make a tax-free donation, please visit akphilanthropy.org. 100% of each donation goes directly to support local projects worldwide.
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AKP is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Charitable gifts by U.S. residents are tax deductible as provided by law. All AKP general and administrative expenses are borne by the A&K Group of Companies.