This is the project that participating schools in the i2P Tapajos School Project Intiative will be supporting. These students will truly be making a positive impact on the lives of many.
i2P Amazon Expedition - Tapajos School Project
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Taquara, Flona Do Tapajos
- Funding Goal: $20,000 USD
The i2P Extraordinary Acts are challenge-based projects seeking to raise awareness and funding for projects that change lives and give hope to future generations. During the 2010 i2P H20 Initiative, nearly 10,000 students united in their mission to help fund two clean drinking water projects in Africa. And now, for Expedition Amazon, i2P is focusing on what is important to the children of the FLONA Do Tapajos (Tapajos National Forest) region: education.
Education is a critical component of i2P's existence, engrained in all that we do. Education builds creativity, amplifies imaginations, enhances technical skills, and assists youth in becoming responsible global citizens. There are 22 communities in the FLONA but not all of them have schools. As such, the Extraordinary Acts component of Expedition Amazon will see students, sponsors, and supporters combine their fund raising efforts to build a school. The school location is in the community of Taquara where one of the few remaining indigenous communities in the Flona Do Tapajos still reside. The school will serve about 100 children and double as an eco-tour facility to help support the local economy.
i2P will provide the inspiration, guidance, and social media platform for participants to share ideas, update their progress, and ultimately track the project until its completion.
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!