FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Gate 1 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving lives through worldwide education, today announced that is has completed building and infrastructure projects for 30 schools in 13 countries that have directly impacted the lives of nearly 2,000 students. Since its inception in 2012, the Gate 1 Foundation has received more than $500,000 in donations from Gate 1 Travel to build new classrooms, overhaul dining facilities, install water tanks, design playgrounds and more.
“We are incredibly proud of the global work that has been done over the last five years to provide children in less fortunate situations with the tools and resources they need to find success in the classroom,” said Aharoni Zisling, Vice President of the Gate 1 Foundation. “In addition to new projects abroad, we are actively looking for ways to help schools in need throughout the United States.”
The charitable arm of Gate 1 Travel has also made improvements to its website, Gate1Foundation.org, and is now accepting monetary donations from the public for the first time ever. The donations will directly support primary schools worldwide situated in locales of economic hardship along Gate 1 Travel tour routes.
“It’s our hope that by inviting travelers to give back to global education, we can further improve the learning environment for these children and increase their chances at a prosperous life,” added Zisling.
In addition to monetary donations, the Gate 1 Foundation provides travelers with the opportunity to visit some of the schools and interact with students through a program exclusive to Gate 1 Travel. Tour guests are able to bring small items that fit into their luggage to donate to students in need.
To learn more about the Gate 1 Foundation or to make a donation, visit Gate1Foundation.org.
About the Gate 1 Foundation
The Gate 1 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 2012 to support primary schools in developing countries. As the charitable arm of Gate 1 Travel, the Gate 1 Foundation has provided resources to schools in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Israel, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, and Swaziland.