Successful efforts in species and environmental conservation depend on education. This is why RAREC is spearheading education programs that bring educational opportunities to the people living close to the species that we wish to protect.
RAREC offers environmental education classes to school children of all ages, and we offer classes in sustainable development to the local communities near the habitats of key species. We teach English courses, and we run a program offering after-school activities for children and young people in the communities' schools.
We believe that we should ensure every child receives a quality education in the Amazon, to ensure its preservation. The educational system is lacking in many areas, especially civility, care for the environment, coexistence in the community and skills to gain an eco-friendly job. Proper education in our community will aid in employment opportunities, eradicating poverty (a key issue in environmental depletion), wildlife poaching, deforestation, promote a conservation ideology and foster sustainable development initiatives. Innovation has to be harnessed, and new partnerships must be forged with these communities if we truly want to see a change in direction that the Amazon is currently heading towards.
Learners of all ages need to become familiar with new eco-friendly technologies and understand that the Amazon is rapidly decreasing. Whether it is a simple thing like not throwing trash in the street, using water sparingly or not cutting trees down to collect its fruit, or even eating endangered wildlife instead of raising a more sustainable protein source, the educated public can contribute towards the Amazon's well-being.
Keychain making workshop for the mothers of the Community of Ex-Petroleros, organized by Ana Gamero, volunteer from Lima, Peru
Children attending a class about butterfly breeding
Our programs to offer education to the Communities runs parallel to our program offering internships for professionals in the fields of veterinary medicine and animal sciences.
Our conservation programs are funded by the generous contributions of conservationists around the world. If you are able to send a donation via PayPal, please send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can check the educational material that we need in our Wish List.
Contact Kathya Ribbeck, our Administrator, at email@example.com for more information. All our donors will receive our quarterly newsletter with updated information on the progress of the project and more information on the conservation efforts of the Amazon.