Luxury Gold Cares, in partnership with their non-profit foundation,The TreadRight Foundation, is marking World Heritage Day (today), by highlighting the efforts of The Treadright Heritage Initiative which works to empower women in heritage-based work through its small grants program for artisan enterprises. These grants help to foster a more promising future for the artisans, their families, and their communities. And it also turned the spotlight on the amazing women who continue to empower their communities through culture and art.
In joining these select transformative journeys with Luxury Gold, Canadian clients will have the opportunity to meet and interact with these inspirational women and learn more about their daily lives and artistic efforts.
According to its partner, Artisan Alliance, the artisan sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world after agriculture, worth over $32 billion every year. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, particularly women, participate in the artisan sector. Artisan activity creates jobs, increases local incomes, and preserves ancient cultural traditions that in many places are at risk of being lost. The tourism industry is particularly well-positioned to help artisan initiatives and convert these into sustainable opportunities.
Ulla Hefel Böhler, global CEO of Insight Vacations, said that: “Through our TreadRight foundation, our Luxury Gold guests can personally visit our women’s Heritage Initiative Projects which provides them economic empowerment while preserving their local traditions for future generations.”
Examples of these initiatives include: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez’s Heritage Benefits Education; Marta Cucchia Keeps Perugia Weaving Tradition Alive; Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School Focuses on Indigenous Women Artists; and the Rajasthan Women Building Their Communities.
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