“To Accomplish Great Things, We Must Not Only Act, But Also Dream; Not Only Plan But Also Believe” – Anatole France
Dreaming about the life you would like to live it’s an easy task, isn’t it? You just need to put on your wings and start flying! Your imagination and creativity will take you to the most exciting places you would like to visit, or help you build as much castles on the clouds as you want, right? Yeap! Easy task! Nothing wrong with it since everything is allowed to happen in our dreams…
We all have dreams, and I have plenty of them! It would take me forever to tell you about all my dreams but there is one in particular that I would like to share. I dream on helping to protect one the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, a cloud forest located in the northwest slopes of the Andean Region. Why is it so important to protect it? To give you an idea the forest is part of one of the biggest hotspots of biodiversity in the world, it covers an area of 1000ha from which 80% is still primary forest, and it is an important water reservoir for the lower areas in Ecuador. In addition to the value of the forest, Otonga is full of wonderful people who struggle to cover their basic needs and rely on the forest resources.
How am I going do that? My plan is to develop an environmental education program for children and a social entrepreneurship program for youth in the area. I hope the program will empower young generations, give them hope, inspiration and the skills to live in harmony with nature. Keep reading the blog and check out how the project is coming along 😉