Join Explorer X and Thomas Graham of MAD Travel at The Adventure Hub & Winery for a very special, informative, and inspirational evening. Thomas is a British writer, public speaker, and social entrepreneur. He arrived in the Philippines in January 2012 on a short-term assignment but his life was transformed after discovering the work of Gawad Kalinga (GK), which has transformed over 2,500 slums across the country. Inspired by the GK vision to eradicate poverty by 2024, Thomas quit his job and spent a year traveling to GK communities up and down the country. His experiences have been documented in the book, "The Genius of the Poor", which was published in the Philippines and in France during 2015. Thomas is now intent upon inspiring others to discover Filipino genius as the co-founder of MAD (Make A Difference) Travel, a social tourism enterprise, gives foreigners and Filipinos the opportunity to discover the beauty of this country while also immersing in GK communities.
Ticket price is $10 and includes the presentation and your first glass of wine or soft drink. 20% of proceeds to benefit reforestation projects in the Philippines.
Doors open @ 6:30PM; Presentation will begin around 7:00PM. As always, come early to enjoy Happy Hour Wine Specials from Elsom Cellars and/or talk travel with the folks from Explorer X and Evergreen Escapes. There is ample parking.