2017 was a successful year for Grow Africa, our responsible tourism partner. It was a year of growth and the achievement of significant goals, such as receiving the full amount of funds needed for Project Penya through donations. We are proud of our successes and look forward to impacting further positive change in the community close to our lodge. In order to keep our eyes at all times set on the right goals and to be effective, we decided to define our core identity in a way that resonates with our founding principles but also reflects our growth and evolution. Our vision and mission clarifies who we are, what we do, and what we aspire to achieve.
The Grow Africa Foundation as a self-sustaining foundation that collaborates with local communities and partners to create and support sustainable social and environmental projects.
Grow Africa as an inspirational foundation instilling a sense of purpose and pride for Hideaways, as well as their employees, clients, and partners.
“To be the Bridge between Challenges & Solutions, Good Will & Action”
- To Grow Awareness – Highlight the challenges and difficulties associated with poverty and conservation.
- To Grow the Community – Empower local communities and individuals through collaborative support of their sustainable upliftment initiatives. Creating a sense of purpose & achievement and promoting harmony & inclusiveness.
- To Grow Conservation – Initiate and support local conservation projects through action, awareness, funding, and education.
- To Grow the Economy – Hire, train and upskill locals. Buy locally and support local sustainable business initiatives.
This vision and mission clarifies who we are, what we do, and what we aspire to achieve. They are both fundamental to our long-term success and allow us to set impactful sustainable goals. We want to sow seeds for growth in Africa because we are profoundly aware of its value and opportunities, and we want to cultivate those seeds through a collaborative partnership with the captivating continent and its people.