WANT Expeditions - Wildlife And Nature Travel is the world leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented travel, connecting travelers, adventures, photographers, and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exist on our planet. In order to create the most authentic travel experiences, we work hand and hand to empower the communities we visit to ensure that they benefit as much, if not more, from our visits as we do. For this very reason, we have decided to partner with the Utopia Foundation, so that we can bring 200 soccer uniforms to countries like Uganda, Ghana and Sao Tome, in addition to over 100 soccer balls that have already been collected. If you watched any part of the 2010 World Cup, it was easy to see how cherished this past time is throughout the African continent, and how a simple game of soccer, or football, as it is known outside of the US, brings hope and life to those most in need.
Over the past year, as we visited with communities all over the world, we closely listened to the needs of the people, and what THEY wanted most to improve their quality of life. From children's mouths, hands, eyes, and feet, the result was an audible cry for something that would give them a time and space to truly be children and forget the harsh realities and troubles of their world, like whether they'll eat more than once, if at all that day. >>>