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Tapajos School Project Update

i2P has a mission of educating and inspiring with an end result of EMPOWERING young people to complete their own Extraordinary Acts. Students, classrooms and schools from Expedition Amazon joined together for a common goal; a goal to raise enough funding to complete the construction of a school that will serve 100 children in the community of Taquara, in the Flona Do Tapajos.

Since October 20th of this year, rain has halted progress of the school's construction. As of late the weather has been cooperating, giving locals the ability to return in constructing the school. Below are photos of materials arriving for construction & locals working on the school (even the KIDS are helping out!!!).

Expedition Amazon participants were provided with a challenge to help i2P do some incredible work that will have life-changing qualities. Together students, classrooms and schools followed through and achieved something truly EXTRAORDINARY!

Blog Day 6 - Re-routed in the Rain !

This morning we stopped to re-supply to get some extra food rations and by that I mean snacks! We needed a lot of energy for the trek. We were treated with passion fruit juice, eggs, bread buns and sweet buns. Yummmm! Our hike today was similar to the and humid! After hours of hiking we approached our camp site we were relieved to see a rain cloud above us. The rain turned into more rain then into a downpour! It was so wet and cold that we could not stay under the canopy and plans had to be changed. The risk of flash flood was also a threat.

Our back up plan of re-routing out of the jungle yielded an awesome surprise! A nearby farm house where we spent the night. We were relieved and happy to have the opportunity to dry out and re-group. Here we were able to hang up our hammocks outside, and get hot water.

  • Video: Day 5 and Day 6

Friday October 29 2010 :: posted by Adriana Rossi