TTAND Agents’ Fitness Challenge Raises $10K to Build Niger School

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Over 260 The Travel Agent Next Door agents participated in the 2nd annual fundraiser for Pencils for Kids: a 9-week ‘FIT TRIP.’

Participating advisors did up to 50 different fitness activities, and over 12,220 entries were made recording 771,180 combined minutes of exercise.


Partner travel agents raised $6,980 and TTAND topped that amount up to $10,000 – enough to fund half the cost of building a kindergarten in Libore, Niger.

“I am very excited that we were able to run this program again this year with the amazing support of our suppliers,” said TTAND Founder, Flemming Friisdahl.

“We have been able to support Pencils 4 Kids again with the generous support of our partner agents to the tune of $10,000 – which is just amazing, especially since these are very tough times for all of us. Their kind generosity will help build a school for young kids in Niger.”

“I am having difficulty finding the right words to thank TTAND and every single agent for helping us fund a kindergarten in Libore, Niger – a kindergarten that will provide a secure and safe space for the smallest children to comfortably learn,” said Robin Mednick, President & Executive Director, Pencils for Kids.

“Your tremendous generosity, in the face of your own challenges this past year, speaks volumes about who you are and what you stand for.   When this TTAND sponsored kindergarten is constructed in the coming months it will be built in memory of the 20 children who perished in a fire in April, in a straw kindergarten in Niamey, Niger.  It will be built with your love, your strength, your passion, and your kindness. On behalf of Pencils for Kids and the whole community of Libore, Niger, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

A number of TTAND suppliers generously donated a total of 36 prizes like 7-night stays, cruises, tours, flights and vouchers, including AMResorts, WestJet, Celebrity, NCL, Star Clippers, Just You, Air Canada, TravelBrands, Collette and RCI.


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