GTTP Beyond the Numbers
Our GTTP discussions frequently feature numbers. We talk about expense numbers, fundraising numbers, numbers of students served, number of participating countries, programs, and partners. This quantifiable information is an essential measure of the program’s condition and direction. Numbers also give us a solid foundation for policy decisions. But there is a greater and less easily measured dimension of our program. That is its impact on real people.
The GTTP is a catalyst for change, often life-altering change, in the personal lives and professional prospects of participating students and teachers. They, in turn, benefit the travel & tourism industry as well as their communities and countries in myriad ways. These many contributions may not be quantifiable but they are the essence of what we do. The words of the participants themselves convey this broader sense of the value of the GTTP.