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.
 

New Community Water Plants
Through our partnership with the local government, we have just completed two more community water treatment plants. Thanks to our donor-partner Adopt-A-Village International and the district of Indiana, Peru, everyone in the communities of Santa Victoria and Timicuro have access to clean drinking water. This three-way partnership has been successful in other communities and we hope to continue with several more in the area as funding allows. Las Palmas and Yana Yacu are next to receive new water plants, while remodels of Iquique and Yanamono II are on the schedule for this year. The old wood structures will be replaced with concrete towers and new filters. These communities have exhibited good organization and commitment to clean water. We are happy to continue our support.
The New Concrete Tower at Timicuro Village
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Adopt-A-School 2016
Our local worker bees are at it again this year. Assembling over 3,000 school supply packets takes weeks to complete, all done in a very small, hot, and relatively inefficient space. Each year these young people press hard to accomplish daily goals so that all is ready by the time the ship sails for our annual deliveries. There are many aspects of the Adopt-A-School program that are rarely seen, and this is one of the most critical.
Here are Paola and Leslie showing off our supplies.
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New Rotary Exchange Scholars
More good news for our students! As we’ve reported in the past, the library has prepared three young people to participate in Rotary Exchange Scholarships—one each to the United States, Canada, and Brazil. These coveted placements take students around the world to experience life in other countries, bringing opportunities to share their own cultures and ideas. This year, through our partnerships with the San Borja Rotary Club, Lima, we are happy to announce two more placements. Waldir Melendez, 17 years old, a Yagua from Palmeras II, will go to Brazil and Ariana Pasmiño, 16 years old, from Iquitos, will be hosted by the Chamonix Mont Blanc Megeve Rotary Club in France. Preparation and training begin now for the June departures, as we welcome home Jhon and Robert from their past year overseas. Donations to help with minor upfront expenses are always appreciated.
Robert, Andrea, and Jhon
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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.