CEO and Founder of ROAR Africa, Deborah Calmeyer,shared this uplifting video of the latest Women’s Empowerment trip.
Says Calmeyer: “After a daunting year of ‘hanging on’ and supporting a team with no end in sight, I have ridden the waves of fear and despair, as we all have, buoyed only by my passion for Africa and my concern for the tourism industry. So, as I stood at Hemingway’s Hotel in Nairobi a few weeks ago to welcome the group of women who had flown in to join this trip, I was in awe.
“For these brave and beautiful souls had taken the risk to come and support an industry on its knees. Yes, this trip was about empowering women, it was also about uplifting the entire industry by giving hope to all of us, from the airlines, the porters, the luggage handlers, the drivers, the lodges and all those behind the scenes who count on tourism for their livelihoods. It was a trip that carried great significance and weight because of all that hangs in the balance for all of us, the world over. The bravery was rewarded with relief, reconnection and the rewilding of the soul as Africa once more unleashed her magic upon us.”
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