TriboCo. Kultura Kamp
About the organization
TriboCo. Kultura Kamp is a social enterprise that aims to empower Filipino indigenous people to embrace, celebrate and preserve their culture and identity by providing an avenue for urban dwellers to experience, understand and appreciate their culture and way of life.
TriboCo. partners with indigenous communities in Philippines to facilitate cultural immersion camps. At the camps, individuals fully experience and immerse themselves in indigenous culture - the camps all take place on-site within the community areas, individuals will be hosted in foster homes, and they will be educated about indigenous culture directly by the communities themselves.
Packages are set at affordable prices and include transportation to the communities, lodging, meals, pre-camp orientation and preparation, and all activities. A full listing of travel packages and day-by-day travel itineraries can be found on their website.
Tourism and hospitality
What makes it a social enterprise?
By providing the avenue for indigenous communities to interact and actively participate in sharing their culture and traditions with urban dwellers, TriboCo. hopes to foster curiosity, education, and pride in Filipino indigenous culture.
In addition, a percentage of all participant fees will go towards the sustainability fund of the community visited. TriboCo. works with each community to develop a flexible and customized sustainability plan that matches that community’s needs (for example: the fund may go towards financing farming seeds and tools needed by the community, or eventually fund produce that the community can begin to sell). This is all done with the aim of facilitating the sustainable growth and development of each community so that they can stand on their own two feet, such so that TriboCo.’s presence will no longer be required.
What is its social cause?Culture, Rural development
Who does it impact?Rural Communities, Aboriginal / Indigenous groups
Resources to learn more about TriboCo. Kultura Kamp
[When In Manila] TriboCo. Kultura Kamp: Experiencing Pakikipamuhay and Cultural Immersion at Sitio Alunan
[Aldous Ate the World] Stories: Hear, Listen and Understand at Sweet Spot
[Go Nuts Donuts] Interview with Alvin Alvarez and Mary Anne Collantes of Kultura Kamp