LATA Foundation Projects for 2020
The LATA Foundation has announced their support for ten core charitable projects in Latin America in 2020. The LATA Foundation initiatives for 2020 have an emphasis on conservation, poverty relief, education and community development.
The LATA Foundation was set up by the Latin America Travel Association in 2007 to support grassroots projects throughout the region. These project are helping to transform lives, offer practical training and skills to empower local communities and support important environmental and conservation projects. Since 2007 the charity has raised over £460,000 for a wide range of social, humanitarian, conservation and environmental causes.
The LATA Foundation is entirely run by volunteers. most of whom have a background in the travel industry for Latin America. All proceeds raised from fundraising events, from supporters, travellers and from the travel industry are channelled directly to projects.
Revealed Travel strongly support the work of the LATA Foundation. Our very own Katie Aston is the Head of Projects for the LATA Foundation in charge of a highly-committed team of volunteers to identify project partners in Mexico, Central and South America, to shape and assess applications and to make recommendations to the board of trustees. Once a project is approved, Katie’s team are tasked with monitoring projects to ensure that funds go where they are needed and to keep projects on track.
In November 2019 the LATA Foundation was selected as the charity of the year at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards.