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!
Hey Everyone! Ray and I wanted to put together a wrap up blog for the Amazon Expedition and say thanks to everyone that helped us make it a success! First off, we both want to thank our wives Kathy and Jennifer along with our children Mia and Lincoln! Without their support none of this would be possible! We also want to thank all of the volunteers and supporters that make things run so smoothly! We realize that we have some pretty lofty goals and we couldn't achieve them without you working so hard on everything from communications, ground and travel logistics, education resources, gear acquisition, and the laundry list of other items that everyone helps with in the course of preparing for these adventurous learning programs!
Amazon Expedition 2010 was by far our most involved expedition and experiential learning program. The result of all the hard work was an absolutely fascinating experience to one of the most mystical and wondrous places on the planet. This expedition offered something that few people on the planet will ever get to experience and we were honored to include all of the students and supporters that followed along throughout the journey!
A few of the facts and figures regarding student enrollment of the experiential learning program:
19 states across the USA and two schools from Puerto Rico
8 Provinces and Territories of the 13 in Canada
6 countries, including India, Russia, Kenya, Mexico, United States, and Canada
Thanks to all the teachers and students that participated in the program! We hope you were able to draw from the experiences of the i2P Youth Ambassador team and they have inspired you to push forward and achieve your own lofty life goals!
To all those people still working on the FLONA school project for the children of Taquara keep on pushing! We will meet our $20,000 goal but it is going to take a dedicated effort by everyone! Thanks to everyone that has donated and raised funds!
Here are a couple final photos that Ray and I selected to share with you! Please continue to explore the Jungle 2010 website as we have plenty of inspirational and educational content for all to see and learn from!