We (Naomi & Esther) have been given the chance to go to Ecuador in July 2020 through Camps International. This 4 week life-enhancing school expedition will include travelling into the Amazon River Basin, experiencing first-hand the wide-ranging issues facing Ecuador and its inhabitants, and a 4 day stay on Galapagos to see some amazing wildlife and learn about essential conservation projects.
We are both keen to benefit the local people and understand that Camps choose their (our) school projects in full consultation with the local community. We feel it is important to be part of an ongoing investment into people and the environment (ie not just a quick hit-and-run scheme) and have the opportunity to be part of a program that is of mutual benefit, financially, educationally & socially, by being involved in a variety of community, wildlife and environmental projects.
Through your donation, we will be able to help cover the cost for the trip, including travel, accommodation, food & insurance; but mainly your donation will provide financial support towards the projects we will be involved with while we're out there. So you will be investing in us (Naomi & Esther) but also in the people of Ecuador and the global environment.
As Christians, we are also looking to provide opportunities to share the gospel, both through our fundraising and with the people we meet in Ecuador.