HaaSii Village Adventures are a 21st century model for giving value to old cultural knowledge in under-connected parts of the world.
In 2019, we’re targeting villages in Uganda and Northern Thailand with a year-long pilot series of monthly 2 day co-creative tourism adventures, designed to offer an authentic cultural learning experience for visitors, and leave villagers nurtured by the experience (for a change).
Day 1 includes workshops about local culture offered by local village families. Day 2 is an interactive multi-lingual conversation about one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Respectful and mutually enriching learning happens, without anyone trying to help or change anyone or anything.
Through regular repeated events to the same HaaSii Villages over time, families are motivated to remember, learn and continue teaching their old cultural knowledge. They earn some cash for offering homestays and workshops, and are also engaging in regular conversations about the world and how the UN Sustainable Development Goals relate to their lives and communities.
Currently scheduled monthly village adventures
- Starting 26 January 2019:
Huay Pu Keng Village, Mae Hong Son District, Thailand
- Starting 23 February 2019:
Ocettoke Village, Kitgum District, Uganda
- 21-25 January: 5 day Animator Certification Training, Mae Hong Son, Thailand