Signature Gives Back During Annual Horizon Club Trip

Eric Reader and Glen Marsocci of Connoisseur Travel with their sponsored children

Signature members, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises all contributed to leave a legacy of education for more than 50 students through Micato’s AmericaShare School Sponsorship Program during their Kenya trip. 

Sponsored children, who might not otherwise be able to afford a quality education, are able to attend a reputable boarding school from primary or secondary school through high school graduation. Micato Safaris, a tour agency that offers Africa and India safaris, and the nonprofit foundation AmericaShare, took the Signature members to meet their sponsored students on the last day of a Kenya safari. 

Peter Carideo, owner of CRC Travel, reports they met with one of the sponsored children, Caroline, who will be sponsored for the next 10 years with the AmericaShare program. He also notes that their investment each year will cover her boarding school tuition, clothing and books, meals and housing.


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In addition to the sponsored students, Signature also funded the Skills Transfer Program at Huru International. The nonprofit organization supplies sanitary pad to girls worldwide who cannot afford them. Huru makes reusable sanitary pads, allowing 165,000 young women to attend school and work without missing days. The training class gave 20 women an intense eight-week education on commercial sewing at the Huru center, which will allow them to gain jobs in the growing textile industry in Kenya or to start their own local businesses. 

Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative that was established in 1956, and today, includes more than 284 member agencies with 589 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and the Caribbean. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $8 billion in annual travel sales. 

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