Caroline's Rainbow Foundation is a UK registered charity, working to raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to young people, whether they are going abroad for independent travel, gap year placements, organised trips or simply making plans to visit a different country. The charity aims to provide essential information about safety abroad and encourage people to recognise and prioritise life's values, wherever they may be in the world.
Our ultimate aim is to become the number one resource for travel safety information and advice.
Safer Travel App
In 2012, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary and to keep up with the nomadic lives of travellers, we decided to create a Travel Safety Awareness App for Apple and Android devices.
The App is available to download now and it’s completely free!
Safer Travel App
The Safer Travel App is an easily accessible source of essential information about travel destinations around the globe. It’s packed with specific information about tourist and backpacker destinations, providing travel safety tips as well as suggesting must-see highlights and attractions. There are also a number of helpful website links and interactive maps included, along with information about local and annual events and other practical tips.
Our aim for this project is to provide specific information for popular tourist destinations. We are continuously updating and expanding the Safer Travel App to cover more destinations and backpacking routes. Ultimately, we want to cover every travel destination around the world!
An important part of our work is to provide educational materials to young people and support teachers in raising awareness about travelling safely. Statistically, increasing numbers of young people and students in the UK are taking gap years. Through the provision of travel education, CRF is working to equip these young travellers with the essential knowledge that they need to stay safe and have fantastic adventures.
Our Presentations in Schools Programme offers free talks to Schools, Colleges and Universities. The programme is run by Caroline’s brother, Richard Stuttle, who has travelled extensively himself and has completed a tutor training course organised by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust. We have trained - and are continuing to train - experienced travellers across the UK to facilitate some of these discussions in the form of talks and presentations to students, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of world travel.
Our next big thing
A future project for the team at CRF is to provide a free WiFi service for travellers in popular backpacking destinations all over the globe. This service would enable travellers to access useful information about their destination, travel safety tips, interactive maps and much more for free. Rainbow mosaics will be placed at designated free WiFi hotspot to indicate the availability of free WiFi to travellers who are familiar with CRF.
This will be an important resource to keep travellers up-to-date at all times, even in areas where access to the internet is limited. It would also provide a place for fellow wanderers to meet and exchange stories. The hotspots would give travellers the opportunity to keep in touch with friends and family at home, as well as research and plan their next adventure using a secure and trusted connection.
We are very excited to work on this project and it will take us one step closer to achieving our aspiration of encouraging travellers worldwide to follow their dreams in full awareness of the risks and obstacles they may face.