Mission Statement

We aim to bring community development projects to life all around the world and create life changing trips to experience them.

Who are you guys?

Johnny Ward

Johnny Ward

Having visited pretty much every country in the world, Johnny wants to help show others than traveling the world can mean more than sights on a tourist hit list. Getting to see the world, while giving something back is a beautiful concept and the GiveBackGiveAway is our answer to that. Johnny blogs about travel, life and biz at OneStep4Ward.com

Jeshwah Hénry

Josh Henry

Travelling to over 50 countries, Josh thought it was time to giving something back, and co-founded GiveBackGiveAway accordingly. Working in tourism on nearly every continent he’s had the opportunity to take people on life-changing trips, to experience travel like never before. Josh also blogs about his travels at SmallWorldTravels.com

Carl Browne

Carl Browne
Projects Manager

Carl moved to Asia in 2008 to volunteer in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. In 2012, Carl started working for the University of Hong Kong running programmes in Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. In his free time he continues his charitable work, such as setting up schools in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.

Jordan Simons

Jordan Simons
Media Manager

Jordan is a YouTube Travel vlogger who has been travelling the world continuously for the past 2 years. Motivated by showing people how incredible (and affordable) travelling is, he will be showcasing the GiveBackGiveAway on his YouTube channel – enabling you to see how your donations are changing lives! 

What is the GiveBack GiveAway?

Josh and Johnny, the co-founders of the GiveBack GiveAway have traveled to over 20 countries together. Having seen both the good and bad in the world, from the friendliness and good nature of locals to the vast disparity of wealth they figured it was time for them to ‘give back’.

For a decade both Josh and Johnny have been traveling almost full-time, travel has given them more than they could have dreamed, so now it was time to repay the favour. Overlanding from Nigeria to Morocco in West Africa, the guys hatched the plan to leverage social media to fund local project in Senegal in 2015, giving someone the chance to win a life-changing trip to witness the good that even the smallest of donations can cause.

Josh, a tour guide, and Johnny, a travel blogger, managed to combine their strengths and create a trip that would both ‘give back’ to local communities but also prove to be a life-changing adventure for anyone who would take the plunge and travel with them. Senegal and the Gambia in 2015, Cambodia and Thailand in 2016 and now the Thai/Burmese border and Northern Thailand in 2017, the GiveBack GiveAway has grown, finding a niche where people don’t only want to serve themselves as they experience the world, they want to help. And so do we. So we explore, we backpack, we have fun, and we work on meaningful projects with a lasting effect, and we hope you guys can join us sooner rather than later!

How Can I get Involved?

Donations– If you would like to make a donation to the current project. Please go to out donate page. These funds will be donated 100% to the project. We do not take any money or fees for ourselves.

Working With Us – If you have a unique skill, project or want to make a donation of supplies we would love to hear from you. Please email us at team@givebackgiveaway.com and we can discuss how we can help each other out.

Our Past Projects

Check out what we have done in the past.

2016 Project – Cambodia and Thailand

2015 Project – West Africa