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Thursday, 24 May from 10:20-11:50

a. Promoting Global Peace through Volunteer Tourism
b. Traveling with a Purpose!


Volunteer and Philanthropic Tourism


Kelly Campbell, Vice President of Operations , Ambassadors for Children
Traveling with a Purpose!

Kelly Campbell is Vice President of Operations for Ambassadors for Children. Ambassadors for Children (AFC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving children around the world through short-term humanitarian service trips and sustainable programs. Kelly has been with the organization since 2004 and has served as an intern, volunteer travel coordinator, and Director of Missions. While with Ambassadors for Children, she has lead trips to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, and the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. Currently she is developing sustainable programs throughout the world from Africa to Latin America to the Middle East. Her goal is to give volunteer travelers the experience of a lifetime while serving the children of the world. While completing her Masters in International Relations at the University of Indianapolis, Kelly spent a semester at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa were she taught English in Kayamandi Township. She then traveled through various African countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia and ended up in Kenya. Here she worked as a consultant for a street kids NGO, participating in home, school, and employment visits throughout the surrounding slums to monitor children in the program.

Robert Kintu, Rotary International
Promoting Global Peace through Volunteer Tourism
JMara DelliPriscolli, President, Travel Learning Connections, Inc. and Founder, Educational Travel Conference
“Practicing Peace: In the Pursuit of Lifelong Learning”
J.Mara DelliPriscoli, President, Travel Learning Connections, Inc., is the founder and architect of the Educational Travel Conference (formerly Nonprofits in Travel Conference), Mara is currently focused on launching an online trade and membership community serving the special interest travel community worldwide. With over 30 years experience in the tourism industry, Ms. DelliPriscoli has directly worked within most sectors of the travel industry including tour, hotel, and transportation, trade and government research firms. In addition to heading the pioneering efforts of the Educational Travel Conference and online Community, Mara lectures, writes and works with cultural, community and conservation tourism development projects in the US and abroad. She is the contributing lifelong learning editor for Transitions Abroad, and has consulted in the field of educational, community and special interest tourism development Mara is a veteran traveler and sailor crossing many seas, with a passion for exploration, language and ethnic music and dance. Mara holds an M. Ed in Tourism Development from the George Washington University, and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.
John-Jay Asemota, Primus Global Resources
The African Youth on Volunteerism and Philanthropic Tourism: A Case Study of Nigeria, Challenges and Future Prospects
Sally McKinney , Travel Journalist/Author , Member: SATW, TJG, ITWA
“Philantropy and REconciliation in Papua New Guinea and Thailand ”
A Sepik River cruise in Papua New Guinea; and traveling by rice barge and raft on Thailand‘s rivers.
Sally McKinney grew up in Valparaiso , Indiana ; earned three academic degrees; married and gave birth to four sons, spent nine years as a single parent. She has watched dolphins from a historic wooden schooner; viewed pink-and-ochre cliffs from a historic biplane; listened to birdsong from a bamboo raft. Her travel articles and photographs have appeared in publications across North American and around the Pacific Rim .

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