African Propoor Tourism Development Centre (APTDC) relies on the generous contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations alike. We believe that philanthropy is a shared responsibility and an opportunity to make a difference in the world. We believe that all of us should have a chance to give and to receive. We see each supporter of the African Propoor Tourism Development Centre as equal partners in our global network. Therefore, unlike most nonprofit groups, we do not categorize our supporters by the amount they have donated. We hope each and every donor is reaching to the limit of her or his capacity. Our partners are as outline below;
African Pro-poor Tourism Foundation (APTF) is a fully fledged non-profit organization registered in the USA. The foundation seeks to use tourism as a strategic tool to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality, harness community conservation and intervene in the reduction of transmission of HIV/AIDS through tourism.
APTF is guided by this slogan "Give the local community a fish and you feed them for today, teach them how to fish from the multibillion tourism industry and you feed them forever" Tourism is the world largest growing industry with no signs of slowing down in the twenty- first century.
RED CROSS. This is humanitarian organization operating in Kenya under an Act of Parliament. We have partnered with the society since 2012 to date on the implementation of Global Fund HIV grant project titled Road Towards a HIV Free Society in Kenya, in Kajiado County, Kenya as a Sub Recipient. This grant has focused on reducing new HIV infections and reducing deaths related to HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
The project targets Persons Living with HIV, Pregnant Mothers attending ANC, HIV Exposed Infants and General Population. For Persons Living With HIV we are providing them with care, treatment and support services outside and within health facilities. For pregnant women the objective is to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV and with this we are strengthening referrals to health services as HIV testing, ANC at least 4 times, health facility delivery, PMTCT services for HIV positive women and postnatal. For HEI our objective is to reduce the risk of HIV infection to them from their mothers at pregnancy, labor, delivery and breastfeeding. We do referrals, linkages, offer PMTCT services to infants through partnership with health facilities and follow up of these infants both at community and health facilities. We are currently supporting 1560 PLHIVs. To achieve the task we have been receiving funds from Kenya Red Cross Society on annual basis under contractual agreements.
National Aids Control Council (NACC)-Kenya. This is a council that coordinates HIV control activities in Kenya under the Ministry of Health. In 2010 to 2012 APTDC partnered with the Council on implementation of Total War Against HIV/AIDS in Kenya-TOWA project. We targeted tour driver guides and tourists. The project was implemented in Narok County Maasai Mara sending HIV infection prevention messages/information to driver guides, tourists and local communities in the tourist sites of Maasai Mara through trainings, workshops, distribution of condoms and IEC materials
Kenya Forest Service (KFS). APTDC partnered with KFS in August in the training of Forest Adjacent Community and Majority Groups on Eco-Tourism Development. A total of 27 Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) were trained on introduction to tourism management, eco-tourism principles, tourism marketing, identification and evaluation of eco-tourism opportunities, Development of Ecotourism Products & Enterprises, Accounting & Finance Management, Customer care and Reservations, Eco-tourism Marketing, Partnerships & Linkages, field trip, HIV/AIDS, Gender Issues and marginalization and Action Planning.