Treebo partners with NGOs to promote travel-based learning among underprivileged.
Bengaluru | Red Newswire | By Divya Shekhar, ET Bureau | 29 Dec, 2015, 03.16PM IST.
Online budget hotel startupTreebo announced partnerships with non-profit organisations like Salaam Baalak Trust, Divya Deepa Charitable Trust, IDEA Foundation and CHETNA to promote learning-based travel for underprivileged children.
Under this initaitve, the Bengaluru-based start-up that has 45 hotels across 9 cities would offer free check-ins for the children between seven and 15 years of age. Assistance to visit museums, historic monuments and other excursions would also be provided.
Sidharth Gupta, co-founder, Treebo, said, “Travel can play a great role in the learning and development of any individual, especially kids at this age. Junior check-ins is aimed at helping these kids expand their learning horizons by giving them an opportunity to see the world beyond their immediate surroundings and learn from it.”
The first leg of junior check-ins was held on recently for children at Divya Deepa Charitable Trust, Mysuru. 33 children selected through a travel-based painting competition were taken on a two-day trip to Bengaluru. The trip included a visit to Bannerghatta National Park, a magic show, puppet show and a visit to the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.