About the Project
In 2020, COVID-19 changed our world. For those of us who love to travel, being forced to stay home leaves us feeling stuck and frustrated. For those of us with kids, there is the added need of continuously having to find meaningful things for our children to do in lock down.
But for those working in tourism, things are even worse. The close-down of the travel industry has left small tourism businesses around the world in crisis. Not all countries have safety nets for their citizens, so for individuals and families left without income indefinitely, the situation is extremely worrying.
A Letter From The World exists to solve both problems. We wanted a way to support these local businesses, whilst providing affordable home-based activities for families. Plus, it gives us all the opportunity to teach our kids valuable lessons about other cultures from home.
Through A Letter From The World, your child will receive a letter in the post containing structured activities from new friends around the globe. Subscribing is an easy way to help them learn about other cultures and have fun at the same time - ideal for busy parents looking to occupy kids at home. After all, it takes a (global) village to raise a child! The letters are aimed at children 5 - 11 years old.
All net proceeds from the project will go towards supporting small responsible tourism businesses and especially tour guides and their families who rely on local tourism for their income. See our methodology here.
COVID-19 and CHILD SAFETY: The safety of children (and adults) is our highest priority. To ensure all content is child safe and as COVID-19 safe as any regular domestic mail, the letters will be curated by a local tour guide and their child globally but then edited and printed centrally before being sent to You or Your child. The letter you receive will be produced and posted to You from our headquarters in Australia.