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Educatours in Jamaica

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRocheda Bartley
Kadeem Petgrave (forefront) and Simier Lansend (far right) at Bunker’s Hill, Trelawny, with Boston College students.
Simier (second left) with the Educatour’s team.
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Money! Money! Money! I just have to make the money. That's what the heart shouts when some persons opt to venture into business. But, if you ride with Educatours, you will discover it's not about the money but it's all about service.

Educatours, a two-year-old brainchild of two best friends, Kadeem Petgrave and Simier Lansend, is an educational tour company that provides practical learning experiences through gamified and team-building exercises.

We all know of the talk that history is boring, no matter how important it is. But at Educatours they are on a mission to make learning fun, especially through technology.

"We have replaced traditional methods like 'chalk & talk' and 'fact dropping' with technology and gamification, by integrating smartphones and play into our tours," Petgrave said.

 

Social mission

 

Educatours is not simply a business. In fact, it is a social enterprise earnestly working to remedy the ills of the society. Their aim is to generate significant and a positive impact in Jamaica.

"We solve social issues in society," co-founder Simier Lansend told Flair.

Indeed, Jamaica is a beautiful country. We love this nation, but truly, our loyalty could be even greater. This is why Educatours is unwavering in its pursuit to revive civil pride, an appreciation of Jamaica's heritage, an attachment to Jamaica and a sense of purpose among youths.

"One of the main objectives of our company is to educate. We educate, employ and include youths, thus empowering them," Lansend explained.

At Educatours, no one is excluded. Everyone is a priority.

Your experience with Educatours will last a lifetime. One thing you're suppose to remember is to always be prepared to explore, learn new things, have nerve-racking fun and create memories. Without a doubt, I bet you will go back for more. Why so? Petgrave tells you why.

"Our tours are activity-based and more about the clients 'doing' rather than just 'listening'. With a few prizes, surprises, laughs, stories, games and our special touch, Petgrave told Flair.