BENEFITING: PROJECT AMAZONAS INC
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Concealed by the seemingly endless Amazon rain forest, the remote region of Santa Cruz is only accessible by the long and winding Amazon River. Distant and secluded from modern civilization, the citizens of the Santa Cruz region face a lifestyle primarily focused on survival. As resources dwindle and living conditions worsen, it is clear that this region must take an alternative approach to functioning as a community . The magnitude of this hardship is often unrecognized by locals, as their link to modern civilization is nearly non-existent. This missing link IS the problem. That's where we come in! At Connect|Amazon we have a passion to initiate and create when we see an opportunity to solve a problem. Our mission is to establish this link by introducing technology to the community and to provide a fully functioning computer lab to the education system. We believe that this action will generate a level of education previously unimaginable, while opening eyes to a world previously unseen. With the help of our partners Project Amazonas, a nonprofit organization that has made tremendous charitable contributions all around South America, we plan to make our mission a prompt reality.
We launch this campaign with a few goals in mind:
1. Provide the education system of Santa Cruz with a fully functioning computer lab.
2. Provide the community with guidance and training on how to achieve the greatest utility using the various functions of the computer lab.
3. Secure the lab and network and establish a team of technical educators in order to assure a lasting impact on the community.
Meeting these goals will take a great deal of fundraising, as the many components of a computer lab add up quickly. Access to technology will completely revamp the functionality of Santa Cruz, providing career opportunities, information on sustainability, perspective on international relations, and much more.
Connect | Amazon is a team of hardworking and spirited college students seeking to gain cultural perspective through global service. The campaign was inspired by team member Ian Brodie’s previous experience in Kenya, where he successfully installed a computer lab in the school of a rural community. Combined with the massive network at University of Washington, this experience brought Ian a desire to make an impact on a larger scale. Not long after his first year of college, the stars aligned and Ian met a couple friends with similar passions. After countless conversations on charity, travel, culture, and making these three decided to chase their dream, giving life to Connect | Amazon.
Boundless and determined, we plan on setting foot in the beautiful Amazon rain forest by Summer 2016. Help us change the lives of the 400 people living in the Santa Cruz community and donate today!