Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO

Amigos del Choco Foundation is an environmental NGO that fosters the sustainable use of natural resources and the improvement of life quality of the people of the Colombian Choco bioregion. We do this through the implementation of productive projects, communication and environmental education and capacity building initiatives; linking local communities with the national and international community.
Apr 12, 2012

Lets party on world water day!

"One day to celebrate and 365 left to commit"
"One day to celebrate and 365 left to commit"

We used to celebrate our families and friend´s birthdays with parties and joy. Children from Turbo taught us that the planet also deserves a celebration; they planned the best party ever to celebrate the world water day.

Four of the main schools from Turbo gathered up to the big celebration. Each school presented an act to honor the water; there were all kind of creative shows: eco-news, theatrical plays, readings and chants. They used all their imagination to tell the world why the water is important to them, they put it in acts and also in words, and they wrote messages expressing their feelings.

We were amazed by the excitement of everyone! On the world water day we realized that the children are learning to appreciate things that grown-ups have not been able to, ensuring that children will grow up as responsible citizens that who will take care of our planet.

TiNi Group
TiNi Group
Anchors from "Eco News"
Anchors from "Eco News"
Mar 23, 2012

From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you!

It is incredible how time passes; it started as a good idea and became a great reality.  The determination of the communities to protect their territory and to improve their quality of life allowed the implementation process of the analog forestry methodology.

30 families from these communities have now better incomes as a result of their hard work. Patience and perseverance was the key to their success, it took a lot of time to set the land, to build the greenhouses and to plant the species.

The families overcame all the obstacles and learnt during the process. Thanks to the team effort, and the support from the donors, the 30 families have now the capacity to keep going by themselves. They have the tools, the knowledge, the expertise and most of all the enthusiasm to keep working for the benefits of their communities.

From Ceferino, Eloy, Farneth, Pedro, Leonardo, Gilberto, Tulio, Modesto, Norberto, Wiston, Felipe, Manuel, Melkin, Antonio, Jesús Aledson, Candelario, Robinson, Tiberio, César, Jhon, Deison, Elías, Mincho, Chachito, Daflin, Eutimio, Tomás and from our team receive our thanks! 

Mar 6, 2012

Our children have something important to tell you!!

The election day
The election day

It was a very intense day; the children should choose their representatives for the committee. There were so many good candidates, each one with great proposals, but at the end, all of them wanted the same thing: Become Children´s Land in a place where people can take care of their environment and their community.

After a few hours the elections were officially closed, it was time to count the votes; one by one the winners were announced. There were some tears, but a lot of smiles and joy, now a group of boys and girls will be watching for Children´s Land. They will be responsibilities for make the activities work,and will be the spokesmen that spread the voice everywhere, as Ana Karina does it: “I want to send a message to all the children of the planet, to all Children´s Lands, to people from AMICHOCÓ, take care of the trees, to plant, an do not mistreat the animals!”. (Video)

One of the teachers counts the votes
One of the teachers counts the votes

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