The ITFFA has adopted two Non-Profit Organisations as their CSR initiatives and aims to raise awareness and much-needed funding for these causes.

The Healing Farm Haven

The Healing Farm in the Koo Valley farming area, just north of Montagu in the Western Klein Karoo, provides a haven of unconditional love, where hurt and broken people come to heal and discover their potential. Their long-term goal is to establish a village, consisting of about six units to house widows, single moms and orphans, and a school.

Over the past 10 years, the Healing Farm has assisted members of disadvantaged communities with drug and alcohol dependency. Those who could not afford costly rehabilitation have been helped to get clean and work through their challenges using the 12-step program, life skills and inner healing sessions and to learn basic skills, all at no cost to the participant.

For more information call +27 (0)23 111 0005 (WhatsApp: 0723393370) or email info@healingfarm.co.za


Walk For Africa (W4A), is a non-profit multi-stage walkathon project that aims to raise awareness on the United Nations Sustainable Tourism Development Goals (SDGs), to highlight climate change issues, and to create global awareness on Sustainable Tourism in Africa.

Launching from the southern tip of Africa on 27 September 2011 (World Tourism Day), the walkathons will circle Africa’s 40 coastal countries and ocean islands in a clockwise direction. By doing so, it will become the world’s longest multi-stage walkathon when it concludes the distance of approximately 40,000 km (52 million steps) by 2030.

Arranged in alphabetical order, the 40 walkathon host countries are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comores, Congo (The Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.

Africa Coastal Odyssey

In support of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade), Walk For Africa is launching the Africa Coastal Odyssey storytelling expedition in March 2011. Journalism, film, and visual communications students will be hosted to join the expedition and gain valuable experience.

Commenting on the Odyssey initiative, ITFFAs director, James Byrne said “This initiative is arguably the most important, impactful, and sustainable expedition for environmental storytelling in Africa. This is an ideal opportunity for film tourism students in Africa to turn theory into practice while being mentored by seasoned storytelling professionals.” Students from any of the 40 host countries can apply for hosting by visiting the walk4africa.org website.

For more information WhatsApp +27 (0)82 374 7260, email info@walk4africa.org or visit walk4africa.org