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I have been very fortunate in my life and in 1984 I was inspired by my wife to give something back to the community. Funded by my company, ISA, I founded a small charity to offer people the chance to embark on an experience that could change their perspective on life.

Travelling, my own passion became the first focus of the charity, as I understood its ability to expand people’s horizons, both physically and emotionally

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The Impact of Tourism in the Masai Mara Game Reserve

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Going away and seeing such amazing things has made me realise that I can’t possibly spend my life in one country. I think it has also made me a much more patient person, or at least I hope so. ‘Pole Pole’ as they say in Swahili or even ‘Mora Mora’ from Madagascar. There are both sayings that mean ‘slowly slowly’ a concept that is applied to life as a whole in Africa and enables one to appreciate other people’s values and ways of life.

Phyllida Price, Malvern Girls’ College, 2006

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