G Adventures' partnership with New Delhi's Women on Wheels
Women and couples travelling through New Delhi on select G Adventures tours will receive ground transportation from Women on Wheels. G Adventures’ non-profit Planeterra works with India’s Azad Foundation on the program, which trains poor women from slum regions to become certified commercial chauffeurs. The program helps local women earn an income so they’re less dependent on their partners while also providing safe transportation for women, which has become a concern given the violent assaults that have happened in India recently. The eight- to ten-month program also trains the chauffeurs-to-be in English, self-defence, CPR and women's rights. Over 65 women have been trained so far and 11 vehicles are currently on the road. Planeterra helps with the purchase of vehicles (US$8200 to $10,200) and provides a market of travellers from the Toronto-based G Adventures outfitter.
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