Greetings from CONAPAC in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest! You are receiving our email NewsNote because of your interest in CONAPAC, Adopt-A-School, and/or the Amazon Library.

Adopt-A-School Is Making a Difference
Leading the way in environmental education and support of rural communities and teachers, the 2016 Adopt-A-School Program is well underway. School opens March 14th and our deliveries begin on April 12th. Books and classroom supplies will be delivered by speedboat, and in some cases, canoe.
Taking supplies back to school by canoe
The yearlong effort to organize and coordinate all the aspects of Adopt-A-School culminate in six days of delivering school supplies. By using volunteers from the US, Australia, and Canada—plus local guides, CONAPAC staff, Department of Education specialists, and boat drivers—this makes for an international cross-cultural experience for everyone, particularly the Peruvian students, teachers and parents who participate in the program. This year we have 55 CONAPAC partner communities committed to the education of their children and improvement of their village homes.
Dance performance during delivery festivities
Volunteers present each child with a personal packet of school materials
For 25 years CONAPAC has been developing these important relationships and we are proud and happy to continue this effort with your support. Donations are still received through our funding partner, The Detroit Zoological Society. To be included in this year’s program, gifts must be received by April 1st, in the form of a check or an online credit card payment.
Supplies for a kindergarten classroom
Community leaders are congratulated on their work
Don’t miss out on the fun! With your $425 donation to adopt one school (about 20 students), your Donor Thank You Packet will be in the mail by the middle of May. Included in this “one of a kind” gift will be drawings from the students of your adopted school, photos from the day of delivery, and letters of appreciation written by teachers and students. Be a part of this joyous event by supporting environmental and clean water education in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest!
Contents of a Donor Thank You Packet
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Andrea Is on Her Way

CONAPAC Amazon Library student Andrea Asipali departed for Lima this month to begin her next adventure—college! She is the recipient of a full-ride government scholarship to the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences), where she will be an Education major. Congratulations to Andrea and good luck! She is an example of what can be achieved with hard work and the right opportunities. Andrea, from the CONAPAC partner community of Palmeras II, grew up in the Adopt-A-School Program and participated in the Amazon Library after-school reading program for many years. She was our first Rotary International Exchange Student, an experience that well prepared her for this next chapter in her life.
Andrea at the airport with her sister and mom

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Adopt-A-School kids with their packets
A warm welcome on AAS delivery day
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CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.