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ABOUT TIRITOSE SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Vision

To be the leading sustainable travel company in Africa, supporting our Foundation’s charity activities, which are addressing Zimbabwe’s most urgent health, social and conservation challenges.

Mission

Develop and promote sustainable tourism packages; ethical volunteering opportunities, professionally rewarding internships and educational trips in Africa.

Values

Ethics, sustainability, knowledge exchange and fun. Each activity has unique qualities that bring joy, love and happiness to all stakeholders involved.

The Journey

Tiritose was launched in early 2019 as a an enterprising arm of Tiritose Trust, a registered, Zimbabwe-based, non-profit organisation. As a social enterprise, we are committed to greater standards of purpose, transparency and accountability, in accordance with impact standards pioneered by B Lab, a USA-based non-profit organisation that certifies companies worldwide for their positive impact beyond financial return. We are proud of our commitment to become a certified B Corporation and are the first Zimbabwe-based tourism operator to commence the certification process. Since the launch of Tiritose Trust in 2015, our team has been the first Zimbabwe-based turnkey provider of cross-cultural exchanges through volunteering, and internship placements at matched organisations. Have a look at some of the reviews from past interns and volunteers, and check out our interview with the online magazine Zimbo Jam – An Intro to Tiritose. Now, as a social enterprise, we are taking our efforts one step further by formalising our relationship with Tiritose Trust in accordance with global standards, including GIIRS – the Global Impact Investing Ratings System – and Iris Impact Metrics. We believe in the power of business to transform society by bringing viable and economically-sound solutions to Zimbabwe’s most urgent social and environmental challenges. As a company, we have formed partnerships with impact-focused consultants and companies that make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development.

 
 

WHY WORK WITH US

END-TO-END APPROACH

Focused programmes on key health, conservation & youth-led business innovations, aimed at boosting society through collaborative implementation.

FULL-TIME ON-SITE TEAMS

Knowledgeable & enthusiastic locals who lead & work hand in hand with volunteers and local communities

COMMUNITY-LED SUSTAINABILITY

Programmes are led by locals in order to ensure future funding and the long-term sustainability of the projects

GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION

Work together with local authorities and government departments, which is crucial to obtaining buy-in and avoiding duplication of effort.

CUSTOMER MOVEMENT

Our administration & internal programmes are fully funded through volunteer, internship & leisure travel customers, which means any extra income goes directly to support our charities

First Things First

Tiritose means “we are together” in the local Zimbabwean language, Shona.
We build together by connecting people of all backgrounds and walks of life to share ideas, knowledge, experience and skills. Our beehive logo represents collaboration and embodies the spirit of ‘mushandirapamwe’, which means ‘teamwork’, as well as strength of character exhibited by the honey bee – our mascot.

We build networks for collaboration, and generate opportunities that enable Zimbabweans to fulfil their full potential. We work with international partner institutions and individuals and bring people here to contribute to, and learn from, Zimbabwean communities and their local leaders. We don’t pretend to be rescuing anyone, we’re all about empowerment. We create genuine positive impact through our business practices and collaborative approach.

The Tiritose team envisions a future that includes the people of Zimbabwe in meaningful change. One in which the people themselves improve their own quality of life. Our work fosters relationships between Zimbabwean society, educational institutions, and international communities through cultural, educational and skills initiatives.

We are committed to running a responsible business that fosters educational development and skills exchange partnerships. These initiatives support the reconstruction of our country through community-building projects. We stand by the belief that the results we seek can only be achieved through economically-viable means and the thought leadership coming from the pioneers of impact investing and social enterprise. Our revenue ensures living wages for our staff and programme partners, and directly supports innovative solutions including rehabilitation, reintegration and hospice programmes for at-risk populations, empowerment for the disabled, and education related to the conservation of wildlife and the environment.

Tiritose strives to be a global ambassador for the nation of Zimbabwe and shining a new light on our beautiful home.

We will challenge you to be your best self, both professionally and intellectually. We want you to leave Zimbabwe as a renewed and empowered person. Our team guarantees that we’ll create opportunities for you to learn and celebrate life with the most spirited, passionate and tenacious people. The people of Zimbabwe have not yet been afforded the opportunities they deserve to be able to showcase their talents and uniqueness to the world. Tiritose offers you the opportunity to see Zimbabwe though your own eyes, and not through an artificial lens placed over our country by the media. We will assist you with the planning of excursions so that you can experience not only the social development side of Zimbabwe but also the amazing natural wonders we have to offer.

  • You promise to bring an open mind and enthusiastic spirit with you.
  • You promise to channel your energy, life and professional experiences to make a meaningful difference and positive impact.
  • You will push your boundaries and see the world in a new light.
  • Above all else, we hope that you bring your commitment and desire to support Zimbabwe on the way to the achievement of its full potential through the spirit of Mushandirapamwe: cooperation, a cornerstone of Tiritose’s Mission.

MEET THE TEAM

Oda Eiken

Communications Queen Bee

Adam Jeffreys

Placements Worker Bee

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