The B1G1 Study Tours – where real change takes place
Unleashing the power of small.
That's what B1G1 is all about.
So, of course, B1G1 works with small businesses just like yours around the world so that they can give impactfully and effectively creating a real giving habit.
The B1G1 Study Tour gets you closer than ever to that. It gives you a deeply personal look into the world of real change. You can join the tour too when you are a B1G1 Partner, Lifetime Partner, or a family/team member of a company participating in the B1G1 Program.
Here are some of the past tours:
One of the hardest things to do is to sum up in just a few words the tremendous exhilaration, impact and connection that goes on during B1G1 Study Tours. The tours take 10 months to plan — there’s so much detail to get right. And then for 5 straight, full-on, amazing days we experience it.
The best way we know how to capture it is not through our words and pictures but through the words and pictures of those who experienced the elation and inspiration of simply ‘being there’.
So, sit forward, tune in and capture the very essence of 5 stunning days in just 3 minutes. Oh ……. and make sure you watch right through to the credits — there are some real insights there too.
To catch even more amazing insights from the tour, find our blog posts here:
This 4th Study Tour to Cambodia is the most recent one. We are excited to share some of the video highlights to just give you a taste of what it was like...
Here are more photos and insights on the tour:
Blog 1: Seeing is believing ‑ and it's just the beginning
Blog 2: An Overview of the B1G1 Study Tour 2014, Cambodia
The 2013 Cambodian tour is brilliantly summed up by Rob O'Byrne, a tour participant and B1G1 Partner from Sydney. He said this: "Get on the tour — it's just life-changing". But it's not just life-changing for us, it's actually changing lives in the process. And that was best illustrated on this tour by the full day we spent building an amazing playground for (and with!) 400 children. To see their smiles from the simplest things is truly stunning.
And then meeting directly with the people involved in making this (and many other) activity gives you un-paralleled insights; insights which simply stay with you forever.
Imagine meeting with someone who's planted 200,000 seedlings in the past 2 years. And he's done that to save the environment of Orang Utans threatened by the desecration of the forests for Palm Oil. Never again do you doubt the ability of one person to make a difference.
Then to come face-to-face with the Orang Utans is unforgettable too. And then segue from that sight into meeting with people who've lost their sight. Then you go into the mobile operating theatre to see their sight restored. And you look around and see 500 people who'll be impacted by that.
As one of the participants wrote: "..to see how such small giving can produce such huge results will stay with me forever."
B1G1 Study Tour 2011 – Kenya
This was our first Study Tour and one in which we learned so much — not the least of which was the difference between handing out and handing UP. Just imagine meeting 200 local women who proudly call themselves 'Professors of Goatology'. Women who are now running complex spreadsheets to oversee their goat-breeding program — something that B1G1 has helped turn into the largest sustainable goat project in Kenya.
And all of this is happening in a village which you did not want to admit you were from. Now it's a community totally transformed, from the way the schooling works to the hospital made possible by those 'Professors of Goatology'. To be part of this on the Study Tour was just an indelible, never-to-be-erased experience.
Click here to see the official pictures for the past tours.