In December 2019, Maika and Olivier spent 2 weeks in Ecuador to work with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) called Yakum on a Amazon reforestation project. They raised funds from their birthday party to help indigenous tribes with replanting trees and mapping plants and their lands. With generous contributions from their friends and parents in lieu of birthday gifts, we were able to donate 2 GPS units and 2 laptops to the Sakopai and the Sachawaysa tribes project teams.
Conservation, authentic outreach and sustainable development are the key considerations for our partnerships with Yakum and the project's Circle of Supporters.
View a summary report of the Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure here.
View the kids' travel journals for unique learning and experiences below:
Crossing 2020 in the Amazon: Año Viejo
Interesting places to stay: Lodging
Travel around the Amazon: Transportation
Community: Working Together @ Mingas
Cotton Candy Story: Friendship Beyond Cotton Candy
Amazon Wildlife: Monkeys, Caiman, Birds, Butterflies, Insects
Supplementary Tool: Travel Journal (Plan Your Own Adventure)