Time to introduce you to some of the team from our partners in India. This week we would like you to meet Kiran, Kiran is a trekking and climbing guide and assists with the trek section of our India trips. What do you love most about your job? Meeting people from the around the world is best part of my job. I love to climb the mountains and assist people to reach on the top of the mountain. Why do you think people should come and visit India? People should come to India to spend time in Himalaya which [...]
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It's time for you to meet another of YTA's amazing Outreach Coordinators, Robyn. How long have you worked with YTA? My first trip was in 2015, and I lead my first trip in 2016. Why do you like working with YTA? I love working with YTA because I can see the difference we make in each school and how it builds year on year. What’s the best thing about working with YTA? The best thing about working with YTA is being welcomed into the schools with open arms because they know we are there to help in [...]
It's time to take a look back over 2018 to see just how much was achieved at our projects in Kenya. Younique Travel Adventures and Younite Foundation have worked together again to ensure that the projects in Kenya are being supported responsibly & ethically, whilst progressing and making a positive change on all involved. The review below highlights our greatest achievements for 2018, and we look forward to an epic 2019, continuing to move forward supporting the projects and making a difference.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Competition Last year. Below are the 25 correct answers to the quiz. Only those who answered all questions correctly were entered into our draw. Question 1- What are the 8 original Reindeer called? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Donner, Vixen, Comet, Cupid and Blitzen Question 2 - How many lords are leaping in the song, 12 days of Christmas. - 10 Question 3- What is Scrooge's first name? - Ebenezer Question 4 - What film is the image from - Despicable me Question 5 - What is the text ? [...]
10 Reasons Why you should volunteer with YTA! It’s good for your health! Yes, it really is scientifically proven that by helping people and making a difference, it has a positive impact on your body, helping to reduce stress an anxiety. It’s a career booster Stand out in a pile of CV’s, by enhancing it with your volunteering experience. By taking yourself out of your normal surroundings you are showing employers that you are willing to take risks and go the extra mile, along with so many other qualities. Share your skills… and learn some new ones! Whilst volunteering you can [...]
Our volunteers who go out to Kenya always take a crazy amount of donations! This year we saw everything from a 'Pants' campaign so that the children received new underwear, hundreds of pairs of socks donated from local schools here in the UK, homemade knitted hats, goody bags, school supplies, shoes and as well as clothes. From toiletries and clothes, to toys and books, these are so appreciated by our projects in Kenya. Not only do our volunteers donate things they have brought over from the UK we have had a record number of groups make a donation of money to [...]
It's the last Friday before Christmas and we have a new #FeedbackFriday to share with you all. This week's is from Emily, Emily travelled out to Kenya with us in August. Three definitely was the magic number with this group. They achieved so much in their two weeks for being just the three of them. They were a force to be reckoned with and provided world class lessons, and materials for all the children. Here is the lovely feedback that Emily left for us; "My first time travelling to Kenya with YTA was my second visit to this beautiful country. The [...]
Tickets are selling fast for Younite Foundation's Charity Ball taking place in March next year. This event is set to be the best one yet and tickets are just £45 and include a 3 course meal, a welcome drink on arrival, music, auction and so much more... Doors will open at 7pm and we hope you will all have a fantastic night whilst raising all important funds for our partner projects in Kenya. The Charity Ball is always a time for Younite Foundation supporters along with YTA volunteers to come together to support Melon Mission and Silverbells Childrens Welfare. We [...]
It's still not too late to get involved with YTA's Christmas Competition and our YTA Tuesday offer is in it's last few days. To be in with your chance of winning £100 off a YTA trip or a £100 Amazon gift voucher all you need to do is answer all 25 questions correctly from our YTA Christmas quiz. Just joining in now?.. no problem head back across our posts from the last 18 days and send us your answers! Thinking of joining us next year on an adventure of a lifetime... then don't delay book with us by the 21st of [...]
How long have you worked with YTA? I started working for YTA in January 2018, so almost a year now. It's gone so quickly and I can't believe its nearly been a year. What a great year it has been! Why do you like working with YTA? I love working with YTA because of the travel opportunities that we provide to people of all ages, and the variety within the three trips we offer. I also love that our customer base is so varied, but all of them choosing to use YTA because of what we provide. What’s the best [...]
Our adventures are nothing less than jam packed and 'what's included'? We hear you ask, well in this blog we will be looking at some of the excursions available for YTA's trips! Within each of our trips YTA include 'Younique' excursions for you to be able to experience. Even though Kenya is a predominantly volunteer based and community engagement trip; as standard in our packages we include a Safari at Lake Nakuru National Park. You simply cannot go to Kenya and not go on Safari, from seeing lions and rhinos to flamingos and baboons you won't want it to end. Thinking [...]
Carrying on with our theme of taking a look back over the year, we wanted to re-share a blog with you that we wrote at the beginning of the year, which outlines what makes YTA different, and how we work. So grab a cup of coffee and give it a read! https://ytauk.co.uk/blog/the-yta-way/ Here is today's Christmas Question: When was the first Christmas Card sent? Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to be entered into this competition you need to answer every question we post across the 25-day Christmas period. So, if you’ve missed the previous days go [...]
Christmas is getting ever closer and it's time for the weekend, hopefully yours will be filled with lots of festive activities! #FeedbackFriday is back and this week we have received some great feedback from one of YTA's travellers Emily. Emily has now joined us in all three destinations with most recently visiting Vietnam with us to complete the hat-trick. Here's what she had to say: "Vietnam is a completely unique trip that I highly recommended if you’re looking for an adventurous but cultural experience. It’s the furthest I’ve ever travelled and I made the best group of friends along with so [...]
YTA's second destination is Magical India... Way back in August we wrote a blog, with the 5 reasons India should be on your list of places to visit, we thought we would re-share it this festive season just in case you missed it! If you think India is somewhere you would love to visit... Don't delay to get in touch. https://ytauk.co.uk/blog/india-not-everyones-first-choice-holiday-5-reasons/ https://ytauk.co.uk/blog/india-not-everyones-first-choice-holiday-5-reasons/ We hope you are all enjoying the Christmas quiz.... Here's today's question... Who wrote Happy Xmas (War Is Over)? Send your answer to email@example.com Don’t forget to be entered into this competition you need to answer [...]
There is no denying that the children in Kenya love to sing and dance and so do YTA's Volunteers by the looks of thing!!... YTA have made a fair few music videos over the years. This year in the summer our Uni group set to work, bringing you some highlights from there trip. This is a great insight to see what they got up to, and all the fun they had along the way... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RQ_RJIsOYg Thinking of joining us next year, get in touch today to find out about our 2019 departures for Kenya! And for today's Christmas [...]