Phoebe and Dwayne believe that the next generation – from all walks of life – need to see and fall in love with the wonderful wilderness and wildlife of their local areas and understand the relationship between what we do here and how it affects the rest of the world (and vice versa) so that they will fight to protect it.
That’s why they have set up the #WeTwo Foundation. Our aim is to inspire the next generation using the tool of adventure. We plan to run an expedition every year, taking with us a group underprivileged young people to key destinations all over the planet. On each expedition they will be taking part in citizen science: helping with vital research and adding experience to their own CV. Pre-trip they will be 'paying it forward' by taking part in environmental, conservation and youth initiatives in their local communities.
Seeing as the focus is on responsible and sustainable adventures, before each trip all participants will plant enough trees to offset all carbon emissions produced on the expedition.
By doing this the #WeTwo Foundation will be ensuring that the legacy of #WeTwo becomes #WeToo. We are not trying to re-write the achievements of explorers of the past - which we respect and admire deeply, but we simply want to help diversify what so-far has been dominated by one 'type' of person. This will empower everyone to realise that they can achieve their goals no matter what and that you can do so whilst also protecting nature for everyone.
The nominations for the 2022 expedtition - City to Sea - are now closed. Watch this space for announcements and details of the next expedition.
If you have nominated a young person please note that they/you will be contacted by February 2022 if their application is to be taken forward. If they/you have received no communication by this date then regrettably their application will not be taken any further on this occasion.