who we are & what we do

Our story

Josh and Johnny, the co-founders of the GiveBack GiveAway, have traveled to over 20 countries together. Understanding how much travel has given to them, they decided that rather than traveling just for themselves, they could travel and giveback. The idea had been planted.

Overlanding across West Africa together, the guys hatched a plan to leverage social media to fund local projects in Senegal and the Gambia 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 blogger, managed to combine their strengths and create a trip that would both ‘give back’ to local communities but also provide a life-changing adventure for anyone who would take the plunge and travel with them.

Senegal and the Gambia in 2015, Cambodia in 2016, Northern Thailand and Myanmar 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 too. 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!

Our Vision

GiveBack GiveAway wants to change the landscape of travel. Where previously we all traveled for ourselves, our personal journeys, and at the end of the trip we flew home and waited for next year.

We dream of a travel culture where we all still get our crazy travel adventures, our cocktails on the beach, our epic stories, our late nights and early starts, but we also have the opportunity to truly give back with something meaningful and tangible, and to leave a lasting positive impact on the places we visit. That’s how we see the future of travel

Our People

Johnny Ward


Since completing his journey to every country in the world, Johnny wanted 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

Josh Henry


Travelling to over 60 countries and working in travel in nearly every continent he’s seen the impact travel has in creating life-changing experiences. Josh’s favourite part about travel is the people, and the GiveBack GiveAway is his way of sharing the positivity and beauty of travel. Josh also blogs about his travels at SmallWorldTravels.com

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.

Duncan Cassar

Chief Technology officer

Passionate about IT and travelling, Duncan moved to Asia in 2013 to pursue his dreams of exploring the world and work online. Moving to Bali, Indonesia in 2016, he spends his time exploring the island and working amongst nature. As the creator and designer of the GBGA website, he is passionate and supportive of the cause to help change lives for the better.

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! 

Change The Way You Travel.

For Good.

Donate, share and help fund our projects and enter to WIN A FREE TRIP to join us on our build in our next country!