Santa Sofia, Amazon
Preparing our goals
RESULTS TO DATE
Delivered 100 school kits to the children of the Santa Sofia school
Idelfonso Bautista Community education manager
Coralie Lhermelin (Coco)
Tatiana Cotes (Tati)
Some cultural facts about ticunas
“Caras negras” (black heads):
Custom of painting the body with the huito (fruit of the Amazon).
Representation of the qualities of sacred animals of the jungle (guacamayo, tiger, cascabel, paujil, arul, etc.)
Ritual and traditional dance of the transformation of women
Chamán: Intermediary between men and spirits. Its power comes from the relationship they establish with the spirits of certain trees.
School and the daily life of children
The school has 4 teachers and around 100 children
of all ages and from different ethnicities:
TICUNAS, COCAMAS, AGUA, YUCUNA and BORA.
The children and the community live in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, 2 hours by boat from Leticia, the nearest town. They live in harmony with nature and have very basic infrastructure.
Community education manager
“Thank you for supporting my community's education initiatives that will educate people every day and give them the ability to cope with their challenges and find solutions to their needs.
The project is so important because it will generate social impact, help the school community, bring changes in academic training, more willingness and desire to attend classes, joy and finally progress in everone's minds.
For the children, it will be something new and full of hope. "