Originally created to help young people of limited means to experience the countryside and cities of the world, hostels are now at the heart of international tourism for a wide age group. Hosteliers c...
Originally created to help young people of limited means to experience the countryside and cities of the world, hostels are now at the heart of international tourism for a wide age group. Hosteliers contribute an estimated US$1.4 billion to tourist revenues worldwide every year.
Flora and fauna in Kenya, one of the many reasons Kenya is a must visit Spectacular views and wondrous animals Since 1909, when hostelling was born out of the excursions of German Schoolteacher Richard Shirrmann and his pupils, it has become one of the world's biggest international membership organizations for youth, with over 3 million members and a mission that has never been more relevant.
KYHA aims to build a united world with young people, a world without barriers, more friendly, hospitable and tolerant to others. Hostelling fights against discriminations, racism and xenophobia. So, Kenya Youth Hostels welcomes all the young to share these values and promote them! By joining (KYHA), as well as staying in its network of hostels, taking part in their activities implies that you have accepted to respect other people different from you. Learning from confrontation facilitates mutual knowledge and understanding, leading to tolerance. Hostels are also privileged places for personal development, which allows a better access to citizenship and autonomy. Traditionally, Youth Hostels are aimed at providing accommodation for young people travelling around the world they are also collective living areas offering the opportunity to mix with people from different cultures. Kenya Youth Hostels Association (KYHA) has 6 Youth Hostels, connecting with over 4200 Hostels under the label Hostelling International. Today's hosteller is just as likely to be in his thirties and bring his family by car, as to arrive alone on foot with a backpack, or be part of a school group. Nor is hostelling an end in itself. All ages use hostels as their gateway to cultural exploration and the appreciation of nature.
Kenya Youth Hostels Association together with African Home Adventure Tours And Safaris are promoting hostelling online and encouraging other travellers to travel and more so do volunteer work for cultural tourism several members have participated in cultural tours while volunteering for the less fortunate members of our society.more detail www.africahomeadventure.comBy James Muraguri GichohiKenya Youth Hostels AssociationWeb http://www.yhak.org
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Muraguri Gichohi,Born on 21 st March 1966 in Nyeri District of Kenya.Primary school attended Musingu primary school 1971 of Kakamega District then to Kiaritha- ini Primary school in Karatina , Nyeri there after joined high school Mweru high and Kiaritha-ini high school.Studied Youth and Development Studies St philips institute for science and technology australia distance learning,Agriculture,Management with the African Institute for Economic and Social Development Secured a job with the Kenya Youth Hostels Association.Loves travelling,meeting people,music,reading and writing am a social person very outgoing.