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Dynamic VolunTourism offers aid to Tsunami stricken villages in Sri Lanka

Relief Riders International (RRI) announces its special Tsunami Relief Ride to Sri Lanka…

Relief Riders International (RRI) announces its special Tsunami Relief Ride to Sri Lanka. Following the disastrous tsunami that claimed 30,000 lives in Sri Lanka, Alexander Souri, Executive Director of RRI traveled in April 2005 to undertake a needs assessment trip to see first hand the hard-hit southern coastal areas. Two thirds of the beautiful coastal areas were damaged by the extraordinary waves.

As a witness to this extraordinary human tragedy, it was absolutely clear to me that we had to respond and do everything we could, Souri noted.

In response, building on its award-winning relief rides to Rajasthan, India, RRI will take 8 horseback riders on a humanitarian journey to bring desperately-needed supplies and medical aid to Sri Lanka. Working with the Ministry of Health, Souri is tailoring the trip to coordinate with on-going relief efforts, details of which are still being developed. Currently there are plans to help schools in four communities, replacing lost educational materials and holding pediatric clinics for the children.

A pioneer and leader in the VolunTourism field, RRI offers its travelers the opportunity to combine 170 km horse-back ride through rare and beautiful landscapes with a life-changing humanitarian mission. Participants will travel on white sand beaches, and through lush jungles and natural game reserves, while visiting Buddhist temples, and learning about local customs.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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