Smokey Tours hopes to bring societal change in our communities, either small or on a much bigger scale. It is a huge goal, and we work in small steps. It is not easy, and sometimes things go smoothly, sometimes not at all.
To know more about what we do, read our Newsletters, ask our Tour Leaders or visit us in our office and see how you can be a part of it.
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Smokey Tours' Social Impact is in three ways, through:
Our Tour Leaders- We empower, train and give livelihood to people from impoverished areas to run safe and eye-opening tours for visitors in Manila. Our Tour Leaders are an example in their communities; they learn, learn to take the lead and help others.
Our Guests - We aim to raise awareness about social issues and to bridge the gap between people from different backgrounds. Our slum tour in particular gives our visitors a chance to experience something unique. We hope to plant a seed in their conscience so that they think about the world and about helping out.
Our Communities - We use 100 % of the profits of the Slum Tour to improve the living conditions in underprivileged communities. We work toward the goal that our communities are equipped and empowered to create social change for themselves and others. We want to empower them and to help them to help themselves, so that they may learn to stand independently.
Our Slum Tour Community in Baseco
Smokey Tours aims to improve the living conditions in Baseco’s almost unreachable areas. In May 2017, we have opened a Health Center. The plan is to have a central point for a community water filter - for the people of - Aplaya in the barangay Baseco, Manila. Aplaya is the part of Baseco that hardly receives any help from NGO’s because of its remote and isolated location.
The Health Center is open 6 days a week and it is a place where individuals and/or families can go to check on their physical and mental well being, for medical consultation and treatment and/or to obtain medicines - if necessary. The conditions of the people of Baseco by treating diseases or illnesses and providing them with clean water, are a little better. The local Health Workers are also visiting the community to check and help the weak and sick people.