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Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua

by Asociacion Sonati - Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua
Expand Environmental Education in Nicaragua

To raise awareness about problems our forests are facing, to educate and entertain, and most of all to celebrate the beauty of nature, Sonati each November hosts the Tropical Dry Forest Festival in Leon and the Forest Festival in Estelí.

Thanks to Global Giving and every single one of our donors, this was possible this year as well!

This years festival activities included in each city recycling activities, an ecological cycling rally, story-telling at several schools, an eco-cinema, a hiking excursion, an environmental knowledge marathon, and last but not least a fun and lively carnival on the last day; all activities were free of charge to allow and encourage everyone to participate.

This November was the 6th year in a row the festival was celebrated in León, and the 3rd year it was celebrated in Estelí. Actively 2470 people participated in both cities, and there's no doubt that these events were a great success.

The first total payment received from gathered donations through Global Giving of $664 was exclusively invested in the festivals in both cities: 44% of this amount in the festival in León and 56% in the festival in Estelí. The donations went among others to publicity, transport fees, materials for the activities during the festival and some of the prices for the winners among the participants.

 

Our team deeply thank the people who donated through Global Giving and thereby made these festivals possible, and also in general for supporting our free environmental education program and promoting the empowerment of children in the environment for a better Nicaragua.

 

We're still working towards reaching our originally set goal on Global Giving, to be able to realize all of our planned new projects. The upcoming one we're looking for donations for in this moment is a new project in a community just outside of León, where we want to execute a new recycling project as well as include a new leadership course group with participants from that community; it's planned to start in the beginning of 2016.

The goal is to raise $2000 for this project, but any donation is welcome and deeply appreciated!

 

Thank you,

The Sonati Family

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A Festival Bird with local children
A Festival Bird with local children

As part of our mission to empower children to become leaders in their communities, our annual Forest Festivals in Leon and Esteli host people from all ages and backgrounds to promote love and care for the environment.It's just one way Sonati celebrates nature. 

Our festivals aim to both educate and entertain students and citizens through free activities like recycling expeditions, cycling rallies, and hikes through the pristine Nicaraguan environment. The week ends with a grand Carnival by the city and its many schools.

The goal is that people enjoy the beauty of Nicaragua, create awareness about environmental issues and become sensitive about current environmental situations – all while have fun.

Participants don’t pay any kind of fees. At Sonati, we want to make sure that everyone is able to be involved and participate in activities without the burden of financial limitations.

This year, we are hosting the Tropical Dry Forest in Leon from November 3rd to the 9th, and the Forest Festival in Esteli from November 17th to 22nd. Our Sonati festivals invite Nicaraguans to celebrate their country’s nature and learn how to fight against threats to the environment.

Your continued support allows us to continue these exciting efforts to involve and educate communities with new and innovative ways to protect the Nicaraguan environment. 

Thank you for all that you do for us! We’re proud of our growing Sonati family, and we’ll keep you updated with all of our events and campaigns.

Sincerely,

Sonati  

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Asociacion Sonati - Nicaragua

Location: Leon - Nicaragua
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Chris Hoye
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Chris Hoye
Leon, Nicaragua

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