What we do

With the support of dedicated volunteers and financial support from donors, CITSL collaborates with local non-Governmental and Governmental organizations to work directly with communities in developing countries, ravaged and marginalized by poverty, poor healthcare, high rates of illiteracy, lack of business skills, unskilled laborers and an overall lack of awareness on how to improve these conditions.

We focus on the following areas:

SECURE LIVELIHOODS:

  • Training smallholder farmers in order to develop and enhance agricultural yield by introducing better seeds, soil and establishing strong market linkages.
  • Providing technical support and training to farmers to help them adopt new farming techniques in order to adapt from basic subsistence farming to commercial farming.
  • Increasing opportunities for employment in target groups by providing training of technical skill in the tourism and agriculture sector.
  • Expand, strengthen and create linkages between various sectors such as the tourism sector and disparaged agricultural and producers of tourism associated products.
  • Providing support by establishing tourism linkages with various local partners working side by side with people who have special needs in the handicraft production market.
  • Facilitating workshops for gender equality and capacity building for disparaged groups in a community.
  • Engaging activities for overlooked and poor communities that are conducive to income generation.
  • Facilitating various workshops for stakeholders in order to expand and strengthen the network between various partner organizations.
  • Supporting societies regarding culture and heritage in order to create awareness which leads to preservation measures via host communities.
  • Beginning and sustaining various facilities for credit such as the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA), Village Community Banking Scheme (VICOBAS) and Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) in order to enable underdeveloped and poor communities to expand or establish SMEs businesses in order to secure their means of a livelihood.

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS:

  • Collaborating with various Ministries of Health in order to improve the potential of health professionals functioning at various levels in their health systems.
  • Working in collaboration with community based health centers and communities in order to raise awareness regarding the prevention of certain diseases and illnesses like HIV/AIDS.
  • Providing support for poverty health policies that facilitate disadvantaged communities to secure access to these services in their legal rights.
  • Supporting disparaged communities by enabling access to safe and clean drinking water by teaching borehole drilling as well as other techniques that aid water purification.
  • Collaborating with local communities in order to encourage clean-up campaigns and to set up drop-off/pick-up waste sites for a healthy environment.

DISABILITY:

  • Supporting and collaborating with various local and government agencies in order to promote the rights of disabled people. This is done by providing access to healthcare, employment, education, and life skills training.
  • Wherever possible, we provide the means to enable mobility to handicapped individuals who are completely confined.

EDUCATION:

  • Collaborating with Ministries of Education in order to develop a quality curriculum that meets the national standards.
  • Training teachers in order to improve the quality of education by focusing on development of teaching methods, management of classrooms, improving the provision of inclusive education and creating a more interactive and practical atmosphere for the classroom.
  • Working in direct contact with students who have developed an English and Math related anxiety.
  • Working with disparaged communities in rebuilding and or building their schools.
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The Canadian Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Livelihoods (CITSL) responds to the devastating conditions of the world's poorest and most marginalized people in developing countries in an effort to build and sustain livelihoods, while creating the healthy environment necessary to their survival. We accomplish this task through various sectors- from agriculture to entrepreneurship to healthcare. Currently operating in regions throughout Africa, as well as locally in the province of Alberta, we are looking for assistance in supporting this endeavor for the betterment of society at large.
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  Where We Operate
GAMBIA, KENYA and TANZANIA. However, we are in the process of expanding our services to cover other regions of Asia, South America and Africa.
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CITSL is registered non-profit institute in Alberta, Canada with registration number (5017625749) at 3412 Cedarille Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2W 5A9 Canada, North America.

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