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February 14, 2011

Educating the children – Flickr pic of the day

Township kid

As part of Responsible Tourism Week, a global initiative from February 14 to 18, 2011, we’ll be highlighting images that show people taking responsibility for their communities and the places they live in and visit. You can get involved by logging onto the global journal of practical ecotourism, Planeta.com‘s wiki and registering.

This picture of a child learning more about cultivating green spaces was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Travis Robertson aka travisrobertson002.

Travis says, “This photo was taken at a school in the townships. I went with a Cape Town non-governmental organisation called Earthchild Project to this school where they taught the kids how to grow vegetables, practice yoga and create compost by breeding worms. This photo was taken with a Nikon D90 while the kids were in the veggie patch.”

Image © Travis Robertson aka travisrobertson002

As part of Responsible Tourism Week, we’re calling on Capetonians to submit their photographs of ordinary people doing extraordinary things – in the name of creating better places for people to live in, and better places to visit – to our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group! Responsible Tourism Week is from February 14 to 18 this year, and you can get involved by logging onto the global journal of practical ecotourism, Planeta.com‘s wiki and registering.

Information on Cape Town’s journey to becoming a responsible destination can be found at www.responsiblecapetown.co.za. The Mother City won the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award in the best destination category in 2009.

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