Para La Tierra's End of Year Fundraiser
Team Member: Vivi Magistra
We’re changing environmental education
From October to December 2014, I have been a proud member of the team of the foundation Para la Tierra in Paraguay. At that point, we were able to visit tree local schools every week to teach the students some basic knowledge about the environment for about an hour. The most amazing and satisfying moment of my internship was, when we managed to invite 25 children of these schools to visit the reserve and learn more about our scientific work.
From that moment on, Para la Tierra has grown with an incredible speed in the field of education.
Help them make 2017 great
Para la Tierra’s focus in 2017 will be to expand one of their most successful programs – PLT's Eco-Leadership for Sustainable Futures. This program transforms the way young children learn about the environment. Last year, their on-site club events regularly attracted 70+ children, eager to learn more about their environment. This December there will be a graduation ceremony for the two clubs: Defenders of Mother Earth, and Trees of Laguna Blanca. The children have really taken on the role of eco-activists, standing up for the rights of their future environment.
Spreading the word
Para la Tierra wants to create a program that will grow to include multiple sites across Paraguay. Partnerships with government and other NGOs will be formed to ensure that this most important message reaches every child. To achieve this goal, Para la Tierra needs to increase their visibility and prove that the program can be adapted to any setting.
In 2016, PLT received an extremely generous donation – a large house in the southern city of Pilar, where they’re going to establish an educational center. With your help, the house will be renovated to make it suitable for our Eco-Leadership for Sustainable Futures program.
How you can help
To get government sponsorship for this program, PLT needs to prove that it works and start making headlines. The move to Pilar is the perfect opportunity to make 2017 the year that PLT changes the face of environmental education.
But we can't do it alone. Please help us by donating to our campaign.
As usual with PLT, the dream is big. They are looking to develop a community centre where children and adults can learn about the environment and the importance of conservation.
- $5,000 will help us develop of a childrens museum and interactive science space
- $4,000 will help us rennovate a few rooms of the house owned by PLT in Pilar, and opening the doors to the Education Center
- $3,000 will install a kitchen and other resources we need to be able to run the centre
- $2,000 will buy inquiry equipment including a small boat to allow field trips to the Paraguay River
- $1,000 will buy resources to fund educational activities on site in Pilar, including black-boards, games and books
Please click the donate button to help us in whatever way you can. You'll get good karma and we'll be forever grateful.
whatever way you can. You'll get good karma and we'll be forever grateful.