Because we consider ourselves to be conscious world citizens and believe that everything is better when shared, Taj donates part of the revenue to charity.
CHILDREN'S SHELTER ON BALI
Taj supports a center in Bali that shelters, feeds, educates and gives basic health care to children of single moms and orphans. And more importantly; that gives the children a family. Some children enjoy regular education and come to the center after school, some can’t afford regular education and learn as much as they can at the shelter where classes like English, science and music are given by volunteers. This way children without money or without sponsors get a chance on a brighter future as well. Taj supports this center by donating part of the revenue each year by means of supplying something the center needs (computers, books, etcetera). Taj also teaches English in the center and gives music classes in the months the team is in Bali.
PLANTING TREES IN WEST-AFRICA
The second cause Taj supports is the Tree of Life initiative, a Dutch project that aims to restore the forests in West Africa, one tree at a time. Deforestation isn’t only heartbreaking, but unacceptable and a threat for humanity as well. According to Greenpeace, every two seconds an entire soccer field of forest disappears throughout the world. This is a disaster for the survival chances of both people & animals and for the biodiversity of our planet and a great danger to climate change.
By supporting the Tree of Life-initiative, Taj wants to contribute to the restoration of our forests. The forests that were here long before us, and that will be here long after we humans are gone.
As the Conservation International organisation puts it so beautifully: “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.”