Ancestral Teachers is a platform that connects travelers with unique community-based tourism projects, where they can learn or refine ancestral skills (such as textiles, ceramics, cooking, music) directly from local experts.
Despite the efforts of the UNWTO and national governments to promote rural tourism, many rural communities still face challenges with short stays and low demand.
Our goal is to address these challenges by offering extended stays and making rural communities more appealing to travelers. To achieve this, we plan to provide an 'e-learning' module before they arrive. This will include information about the community and a theoretical foundation of the skill they will learn. Upon arrival, the focus will shift to a hands-on experience where travelers work on their final project with their ancestral teacher.
We understand the importance of protecting and preserving the heritage of these communities. As such, the workshop program for each community will be co-created through a bottom-up approach, ensuring the involvement and input of the local villagers.
🏆 Launch Track Winner 2022 at the Social Entrepreneurship Competition (socialtourismcompetition.com)