#RIFTVALLEYADVENTURES – TAPPING INTO THE ACTIVE VACATION MARKET
(Posted 02nd November 2017)
Nothing beats the feeling of open grasslands, mountains, rivers, caves and forests all around you – constantly changing but also remaining the same. Ancient cultures including many of Kenya’s fine outdoor traditions believed that nature, the environment and everything around us had a purpose and a deeper meaning. A never ending circle of life.
All the stories children were told by their seniors, once upon a time before the onset of the smartphone tsunami, were about creation, nature, forests, animals and how they interacted with their environment.
Several studies on ‘The impact of outdoor adventure activities’ show that outdoor education programmes can and do impact positively on young people’s attitudes, beliefs and self-perceptions. These young individuals become more independent, confident, and have greater self-esteem. They are also found to be better at coping with challenges, interpersonal and social skills such as communication, group cohesion and teamwork. Rift Valley Adventures sees it first hand every day working with young people from all over the world.
Below is a collection of short videos mostly made by their students themselves which I hope will illustrate the importance of Learning through Adventure.