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The Arajuno Road Project works to create opportunities for children and their families in the rural Ecuadorian Amazon. Over the years, the Project has and continues to create a positive learning environment and stronger communities with your support. More ...

The Arajuno Road Project (ARP) was created in 2008 by the UK-based charity Great Aves with the goal of supporting the schools and improving the opportunities available to the children living along the road located between the small city of Puyo and the rural community of Arajuno – a culturally and ecologically diverse and unique area – in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The program has impacted over 500 children and their families to date by providing quality English instruction, improving the infrastructure and learning environment of their schools, and working on community development and conservation programs, such as school gardens and reforestation.

As we come to the close of 2014, ARP continues to grow and expand its programming. We are focused on building a toolbox for healthy communities and a healthy environment with the long-term goal of benefiting both the communities of Arajuno Road and many others that find themselves along rainforest roads or otherwise facing similar challenges. 

We continue to improve existing programming - such as English instruction and school gardens - but are also building new tools - in areas such as forest conservation, health and youth development - to reflect a wider range of community needs. Beginning in the communities where we have several year relationships, we are building models in order to allow ARP to carry our support into the many communities that would like to collaborate but as of yet have not been able to be included in one or more programming areas.

To continue momentum with our programs, ARP's fundraising goals through the end of 2014 are:

  1. The first $750 will go toward replenishing the Community Development MiniProject Fund (see below what we were able to due with last year's funds!)
  2. The following $250 will go toward covering basic needs in the School Materials Fund
  3. For all funds raised beyond this initial sum of $1000, half will go toward the fund for establishing a permanent headquarters for the Arajuno Road Project and half will go toward supporting new and expanded programming

Help grow ARP's support for the next generation and their communities!

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UPDATE: Thanks to your help in meeting funding goal #1 for 2014, ARP has been able to repair 1 school roof, repair 2 school bathrooms and collaborate to greatly improve a 3rd school bathroom, improve 1 playground/school grounds area, collaborate in painting 1 school mural, repair 1 school greenhouse, and collaborate in building 1 new school greenhouse.

Meeting goal #2 has allowed ARP to purchase notebooks for all of our English students and supplement basic teaching supplies for the new school year.

If you are as pleased as we are with how much we've been able to do with your support, please consider giving to ARP again or for the first time. Want to support us and gain a (US) tax-deduction (and also have control over the transaction fees)? DONATE HERE:

https://www.omprakash.org/partner_donation?partner_id=2623

THANK YOU!!!

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This past spring (2013) marked an important milestone – the 5-year anniversary of the Arajuno Road Project!!! Moving forward, 2014 is looking strong. However, the growth in the Project’s programs and visibility also means an increasingly urgent need to establish a headquarters that is dedicated to the Project in order to have sufficient space, resources and long-term financial viability. A permanent headquarters will allow us to: increase our capacity for volunteers, interns and in other collaborations; create an education center; expand the plant nursery for school gardens and begin work with native plants for reforestation; and much more. Therefore, we plan on allocating donations received from December 2013 - 2014 in the following manner:

  1. The first $600 will go toward topping off the Community Development MiniProject Fund
  2. The following $150 will go toward covering basic needs in the School Materials Fund
  3. All funds raised beyond this initial sum of $750 will go toward establishing a permanent headquarters for the Arajuno Road Project

Help us pass our goals and increase our impact!

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