Ancestral Teacher wins SEC
Ancestral Teacher named the winner of the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism
Ancestral Teacher, the platform that aims to connect travelers with unique community-based tourism projects, has been named the winner of the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism in the Launch Track. Out of more than 200 submissions, ‘Ancestral Teacher’ stood out for its innovative approach to responsible tourism and its dedication to preserving and revitalizing ancestral traditions.
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The Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism is the first global competition dedicated to social innovation and entrepreneurship in the industry, recognizing and supporting social entrepreneurs working towards sustainable and responsible tourism practices. The Launch Track, in particular, honors novel ideas.
"We are honored and humbled to be chosen as the winner of this competition," said Paola Sota, founder of Ancestral Teacher. "This recognition is a great incentive for us to continue our work and find more unique community-based tourism projects."
Ancestral Teacher prioritizes responsible experiences that allow communities to take center stage and travelers to immerse themselves in local culture and traditions while learning new skills, creating a transformative experience. The platform addresses the challenges faced by rural communities, including short stays and low demand, by offering extended stays and providing an e-learning module before arrival, which includes information about the community and the skill to be learned.
“Tourism has the potential to impact rural communities positively, but it must be done sustainably,” Sota added. “With our platform, we aim to create a sustainable source of income for local villagers while promoting responsible tourism practices.”
The award is a testament to Ancestral Teacher’s commitment to promoting sustainable and responsible tourism practices. The team is eager to continue its work and positively impact communities worldwide.