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!
What an expedition it has been! The team couldn't be any happier- we experienced intense heat, crossed swamps, and trekked through dense jungle! The Youth Ambassadors were once again such an inspiration- and even thought they had to alter their route due to intense thunderstorms and potential flash flooding they remained in great spirits. As usual, we will be adding content in the coming days from Santarem, such as the answers to the Exploratory Questions and more photos.
More details about our route too! The canopy was so thick in some places the tracker couldn't grab a signal. The Youth Ambassadors learned and shared what they learned about Biodiversity with thousands of students live- the technology worked fantastic-and the team is in high gear now, as fundraising for the school in Taquara will kick into overdrive. Donations for the school project and fundraising will continue through first week of December! We will update monies raised in the Extraordinary Acts section soon.