Well, time is running and we are only few weeks away from the big events with the Communities. There are many good news i want to share with you. First, Live the Forest project has two wonderful volunteers. One of them is, Celina Perez-Beck, she came directly from Argentina to help the with the cause!!! and the second one is Carlos Cabeza de Vaca, a young graphic designer from Quito that is designing the logo! Good news doesn’t finish there, we will be producing some re-usable bags and small backpacks with photos from Centro Jambatu to sell them in Quito and get funding for the project!!!!
Next step?? the big event! The Otonga Foundation has been organizing a yearly party to integrate the communities surrounding the reserve. The aim of this event is to present to the communities the result of the Foundation’s activities as well as connect people with each other and give awards to the best students from the schools. Children in such communities have to walk up to three hours to reach the school so the “award” they receive could range from a donkeys, a Vicuña or a horse so they can get easily to school and they feel motivated to finish primary school at least. This year, the name of the event will be: the Web of Life World Tour: Ecuador, or in spanish “La Red de la Vida”. It will take place in the community called “El Maltón”. It will be a full day community event including and eco-fair where community members will show the artisanal products they produce, children from the schools will show their traditional dances and a The Council of All Beings theatre performance and many more surprises!!!
I hope you all can cme to the event and collaborate with the cause!!
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