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2016’s been a rough one…

2016, amirite?! Every once in a while, a headline pops up in the news that makes me seriously question my own grip on reality. 2016 had, like, a hundred of them.

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It All Starts with a Cow: 2016 Alumni Project Fund Winner

This is a story of a badass group of women in Kenya leading the charge to create change within their community.
Pamoja Tuinuke, a farmers empowerment program based out of Nyeri, was united and founded by women-led self-help groups spread across thirty-eight communities to address local issues. These women are actively solving problems with innovative solutions while simultaneously serving as an example to young girls and other women around them to assume leadership positions.

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The Truth Can Look A Little Messy

It is a typically chilly night in Jerusalem. It is the Sabbath, and as I stand on my balcony gazing out into the city, I’m struck by the silence the Sabbath brings. Shops are closed, the streets are devoid of the weekly bustle, and there is a rare atmosphere of peace in a city shrouded in conflict.

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Catch OG at the Women in Travel Summit!

For the second year in a row, OG is teaming up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) – the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and supportive environment for women

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WINNERS OF OG’S 7TH ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION

Our participants have been roaming the world; from Iquitos deep in the Peruvian Amazon to the bustling city of Accra, and from the riverside of Phnom Penh to the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, they’ve been taking us with them. We’ve been blown away by this year’s photo competition submissions!

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Solutions to Mainstream Sustainable Tourism

A couple of weeks ago, I had the unique experience of representing Operation Groundswell at the Travel+Social Good Global Summit. Taking place at the United Nations Headquarters, OG joined a number of other leaders within the travel and tourism space to develop a realistic road map that would push our industry towards creating deeper positive impact and social change.

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Lost in Transition: Reassessing Our Systems for Accountability

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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2015 Partnership Report

As we ramp up for yet another summer of great adventure and positive impact, we know how important it is to look back on our experiences. As such, it is with great excitement that we present our 2015 Partnership Report. In the summer of 2015, our backpacktivists

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2015 Alumni Project Fund Winner

Operation Groundswell’s Alumni Project Fund was created to support our alumni in their quest to create positive change around the world, while continuing to engage with OG and our global community. This year, our Alumni Project Fund Committee received yet another batch of strong proposals for

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Ripples of Change: Impacting Alumni, Impacting Communities

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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Engaging Youth through Storytelling: OG + INKspire

At Operation Groundswell, we know the power of storytelling to create connections, challenge assumptions, and spark critical conversations. That’s why we’ve partnered with INKspire, a non-profit organization that strives to inspire and engage youth by providing a dedicated publishing platform to share their stories, thoughts, and

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