Dan Mew – the British Youth Travel Awards’ Rising Star!

Dan Mew

African Adventures attended the 2015 British Youth Travel Awards

African Adventures has developed significantly over the last couple of years, and is ever striving to be the UK’s outstanding provider of meaningful, worthwhile volunteer experiences in Africa. Recently we have been working hard to celebrate our achievements and get African Adventures known in the world of educational and youth travel.

On Wednesday night, we were delighted that Dan Mew, our founder and director of African Adventures received the ‘Rising Star’ Award at the British Youth Travel Awards (BYTA).

Rising Star - Dan Mew

As many of you will know, Dan, started African Adventures, or as it was known then ‘Kenyan Adventure’, in 2009 having volunteered in Kenya himself in 2007 and spent consequent trips to Sub-Saharan Africa. In its first year, ‘Kenyan Adventure’ linked up with two community projects in Kenya, The Walk Centre and Melon Mission and sent out its first group of volunteers from a college in Southampton. Six years later, African Adventures is proud to be partnered with 21 community projects across Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar and has provided inspirational volunteering trips for over 3,500 individuals from all walks of life.

The BYTA awards ceremony was held at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, London and it was great to see many friendly faces from the youth travel industry come together to celebrate.

Dan, ever humble, was honoured to receive the award: “I am delighted to win British Youth Travel Awards’ ‘Rising Star’ award. Whilst it is a great honour on a personal level, the award is for everybody at African Adventures and testament to their hard work. My team has worked incredibly hard this year to deliver on the targets we set out to achieve and I couldn’t be more proud to work with a brilliant group of people.”

On behalf of the whole team and our supporters, we are very proud of Dan’s exceptional achievement and look forward to celebrating more success for the company over the coming months!