Carolines Rainbow Foundation
Caroline's Rainbow Foundation is a registered UK 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 tours or simply thinking about visiting a different country.
CRF was founded after the tragic death of Caroline Stuttle in 2002 in Bundaberg, Australia whilst travelling on her gap year. Aimed at young travellers, CRF works with the education sector, The Foreign Office and other organisations, trusts and charities to provide easily accessible and helpful information about safe travel. In particular the charity provides information about personal safety abroad and encourages young people to recognise and prioritise life’s values wherever they may be in the world.
Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation is involved with lots of exciting current projects to raise awareness of travel safety to our next generation of travellers.
Travel Safety App
2012 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, to keep up with the busy lives of travellers we are creating a Travel Safety Awareness App for iPhone and Android hand held devices. The App will be available free to download and use.
The Travel Safety Awareness App will offer specific travel and safety information for destinations around the globe. Giving travel safety tips, information about the country or city, highlights and attractions, useful and emergency phone numbers, helpful website links that travellers might need, local and annual events in the area, places to go and avoid, season to travel, interactive maps, current population, ethnic groups and languages spoken, Local news, political situation and currency exchange rates. The App will also have a GPS locator so travellers movements can be tracked and location known in case of emergencies.
Travel Safety Awareness App - Click Here for more details.
Education in Schools
An important part of CRF’s work is to provide educational materials to young people and support teachers in raising awareness about travelling safely.
Our Presentations in Schools Program offers free talks to Schools, Colleges and Universities. The program 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 to become a tutor trainer. Richard then tailored a course to educate young people about travelling and foreign cultures. Sally Baker, Rebecca Downes and Ben Fogerty who are all experienced travellers are also fully trained to give presentations to Schools, Colleges and Universities about safety for gap year travellers. They all have a wide knowledge of different countries and cultures and are delighted to share their stories and experiences to others considering a gap year. Click Here for more details.