In a world filled with countless travel opportunities, there’s something profoundly rewarding about embarking on a journey with purpose. If you’re searching for a travel experience that transcends the ordinary, look no further. Join Kids Play International to Travel with a Purpose and allow us to unveil the compelling reasons why you should become a part of our mission to Cambodia and Rwanda.

Travel with a Purpose: More Than Just a Trip

Travel has the incredible power to broaden our horizons and transform our lives. But what if we told you that it could do more? What if you could explore new cultures, connect with inspiring individuals, and make a tangible difference in the lives of those you meet along the way? That’s precisely what our Sport for Development journey offers—a unique blend of exploration, cultural immersion, and meaningful impact.

The Essence of Sport for Development

Sport for Development is more than just playing games; it’s a catalyst for positive change in the communities we work in. By integrating sports with vital development goals like education, health, and gender equality, Sport for Development tackles social issues head-on.

Imagine the power of a Frisbee to break down barriers, foster social inclusion, and empower individuals and communities. That’s the essence of what we do, and our journey to Cambodia and Rwanda is your opportunity to witness this transformation in action.

 Be Part of a Global Movement

Sport for Development is a global movement that unites people from all walks of life through the universal language of sports. It’s a movement that creates connections, fosters understanding, and, most importantly, drives change. By joining us, you’re not just going on a trip; you’re becoming part of this powerful movement.

Our journey isn’t just about exploring vibrant cultures; it’s about actively using sports to address social issues and promote sustainable development. You’ll see how sports empower youth, promote gender equality, and build community resilience. It’s a chance to be a part of something bigger, something that transcends borders and changes lives. 

Explore Cambodia: A Tapestry of History and Culture

Picture yourself in Cambodia—a land where history and culture blend seamlessly. From the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex to the bustling streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a country rich in heritage and beauty.

Our journey to Cambodia takes you on a captivating adventure. Explore the ancient ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be mesmerized by the intricate carvings and grandeur of this magnificent temple complex. Sail to the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake and witness the unique way of life of the locals who call this place home.

But Cambodia’s history is not without its challenges. Our journey will also lead you to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, where you’ll gain a deep understanding of the atrocities of the past and the remarkable resilience of its people.

Yet, it’s not all somber history. Cambodia is a country where vibrant and colorful culture thrives. The warmth and hospitality of the Cambodian people will leave an indelible mark on your heart, forging a deep connection to this resilient nation.

Making an Impact in Rwanda: A Journey of Resilience

Rwanda’s story is one of resilience, progress, and hope. A nation that emerged from the depths of a devastating genocide in 1994, Rwanda today stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of its people.

When you join us on our journey to Rwanda, you’ll witness the transformative power of Sport in action. Sports have played a pivotal role in bringing communities together, fostering healing, and promoting social inclusion. Through our purposeful journey, you’ll actively engage in Kids Play programming with local Rwandans, witnessing the joy and unity it brings.

Through our journey, you’ll not only make an impact on the local communities but also be profoundly impacted by the resilience, strength, and spirit of the Rwandan people. Join us on this journey and be a part of something bigger—a journey of hope, healing, and transformation.

 Our Mission and Values: Empowering Through Sport

Since 2012, Kids Play International has used less familiar sports to promote gender equity by empowering youth and developing education, employability and mental strength skills to help them reach their full potential in Rwanda and Cambodia. We believe in the transformative power of sports to create positive change in the world, and our commitment to this mission is unwavering.

Our mission, vision, and values reflect a commitment to both excellence and the development of individuals and communities through the integration of fair play and the Olympic Values. When you travel with us, you’re not just a participant; you’re an active agent of change. Our trips are meticulously designed to offer a meaningful and immersive experience. They combine exploration and adventure with purposeful activities that promote positive social change.

What to Expect on Our Journey

 We believe that travel should be a tapestry of enriching experiences, inspiring encounters, and lasting memories. That’s why our Travel with a Purpose itineraries are carefully crafted to immerse you in the heart and soul of Cambodia and Rwanda. Here’s a sneak peek into what awaits you:

  1. Genocide Memorial Visit: Embrace the Power of Forgiveness
    Traveling isn’t just about beautiful landscapes; it’s about understanding a nation’s soul. Each of our trips include a visit to the Genocide Memorial, a poignant moment where you’ll learn about the tragic events of the past and witness the incredible resilience of the people who found the strength to forgive. It’s a powerful reminder that acknowledging history allows us to move forward together in peace.
  2. Community Service Project: Making a Real Difference
    We’re not just travelers; we’re committed to being responsible global citizens. Inspired by the Rwandan tradition of “Umuganda,” each trip features a community service project. You’ll join a small group effort to make a meaningful impact on the life of a community member or family in need. It’s a chance to give back and leave a lasting positive footprint.
  3. Sport for Development: Unleash Your Potential
    Get ready to dive into the heart of our mission. You’ll actively participate in our weekly sport programs, side by side with our KPI youth and community members. Visit partner schools, engage in sports, and witness Kids Play International’s mission in action. Discover how sports promote not only gender equality but also mental strength through strategic thinking, effective communication, teamwork, resilience, and much more. It’s a hands-on experience you won’t forget.
  4. Cross-Cultural Connections: Share, Learn, Grow
    Life is about connections, and our journeys foster meaningful cross-cultural connections. Play together, ask questions, and learn from one another. It’s incredible how much we can discover about ourselves and others when we share stories about our cultures. Embrace the opportunity to connect on a deeper level and broaden your horizons through the wisdom of others.
  5. Supporting Local Tourism: Unmissable Adventures Await
    We didn’t venture halfway around the world to miss out on bucket-list activities like Mountain Gorilla Trekking and visiting the iconic Angkor Wat. Our commitment to responsible travel extends to supporting local tourism and tour guides. You’ll embark on thrilling adventures while leaving a positive impact on the communities you visit.

 Join us on a journey that goes beyond sightseeing—it’s a voyage of self-discovery, service, and cultural exchange. Let’s explore, learn, and create memories together. Your heartfelt journey begins here, with us.

Testimonials from Past Travelers: Impact and Inspiration

Don’t just take our word for it—listen to the voices of those who’ve joined us on this transformative journey:

“Traveling with a Purpose to Rwanda with Kids Play was a life-changing experience. Amidst the stunning hills of Rwanda, I discovered that the true beauty lies in the smiles and laughter of children as they play and learn together.”
– Leslie, 2020

Catch a glimpse of our exciting journey and get ready to be inspired as you watch this video, where you’ll discover the incredible experiences awaiting you on our trip!

“The best part for me was working with the Kids Play kids and sitting in the circle at the end of the Kids Play activities where the kids spoke about their experiences and what they learned.”
– Peter, 2017


How to Join Us on Our Next Journey

 Now that you’re inspired to embark on this transformative journey, here’s how you can join us to Travel with a Purpose in 2024:

  • Contact Us: If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to Cassie;
  • Sign Up: Once you’ve made up your mind, it’s time to secure your spot on the trip. Fill out the registration form on our website and make the necessary payment to confirm your participation.
    CAMBODIA Registration
    RWANDA Registration

Jan. 24 – Feb 3, 2024

Deadline to sign up is December 29, 2023

See full trip itinerary.

Join us in January 2024, as we visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng prison, the iconic temple of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. Finish the trip with a boat ride on the Tonle Sap river to see the floating fishing villages.

June 12 – 20, 2024

Deadline to sign up is May 10, 2024

See full trip Itinerary.

Join us in June 2024, as we visit the Genocide Memorial, celebrate Olympic Day with the community of Gatagara and special guest Olympians, see local pottery being made and sold, and immerse ourselves in Rwandan culture.


Conclusion: Your Journey of Impact Begins Here

 In a world filled with destinations and vacations, choose a path that leads to transformation. Join us as we Travel with a Purpose to Cambodia and Rwanda, and be a part of something bigger—a journey that combines exploration, cultural immersion, and purposeful impact.

Witness the incredible power of sports as it empowers youth, promotes gender equality, and builds community resilience. Experience the resilience and progress of Rwanda, and explore the rich history and vibrant culture of Cambodia.

When you travel with us, you’re not just a tourist; you’re an agent of change. You’ll actively contribute to creating a better world through the transformative power of sports.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your potential, connect with inspiring individuals, and make a lasting impact. Your journey of impact begins here. Join us on this extraordinary adventure and be a part of the Sport for Development movement that changes lives—one game at a time.